Sexual Harassment Prevention
In compliance with federal and local laws and CUNY Policy, training is provided to disseminate the University's Policy Against Sexual Harassment and to inform faculty and staff of their rights and responsibilities. The University provides training programs for campus employees who intake sexual harassment complaints, who educate others on the campus about the CUNY policy, managers and supervisors, and the CUNY Community-at-large. Campus Sexual Harassment Prevention Awareness and Intake Committee (SHAIC) members are charged with providing training programs and orientation activities to educate students, faculty, and staff about the University's Policy Against Sexual Harassment.
Core coursesCampus Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee (SHAIC) members and/or investigators are required to take three core courses in order to learn the basic skills for executing general committee responsibilities. The core courses are:
• Policy and Procedures
• Complaint Intake
• Managing Intake Communications
For Campus Investigators
In addition to the three core courses, SHAIC investigators must take two courses, Informal Resolution: Conciliation and Complaint Investigations, to assist them in resolving and investigating sexual harassment complaints.
For Campus Trainers
Campus SHAIC trainers must take the Train-the-Trainer program in addition to the three core courses.
registration for shaic member training
Members of campus Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committees must use the Professional Development and Learning Management Office (PDLM) E-Application (“E-App”) to register for SHAIC member training. SHAIC members should complete and “sign” the E-App, print it, obtain their supervisor's signature, and forward the printed document to their campus sexual harassment liaison, or directly to the Professional Development Office, as instructed by their campus liaison. Authorization from campus Human Resources is not required. E-Applications should be received in the Professional Development Office at least 10 days before the start of a course. The Professional Development Office generally confirms an applicant's registration for a course five to seven days before the start of the course. The PDLM E-Application is available under REGISTRATION at www.cuny.edu/pdlm or click here.
For Managers and Supervisors
For the University Community
The University provides a self-paced, comprehensive, interactive program on sexual harassment law and CUNY policy on the CUNY website. All members of the CUNY community – faculty, staff, students, and guests – are encouraged to complete this web course. To begin the course, click on http://www.newmedialearning.com/psh/cuny/index.htm.
Campus Sexual Harassment Liaisons
Campus Sexual Harassment Prevention Liaisons are responsible for communicating information on PDLM Sexual Harassment Prevention programs to all campus employees charged with college sexual harassment prevention responsibilities (SHAIC members). The current campus Sexual Harassment Prevention Liaisons are:
Mary Gorman Hetherington/Mona Jha