In November 2017, President Reif wrote to the MIT community to call attention to the issue of sexual misconduct at MIT. His message outlined a number of steps the Institute is taking to strengthen policies, improve resources, and raise awareness to promote health, safety, and mutual respect in our community. He also noted that, by the end of the academic year, all faculty and staff will be expected to complete an online training to understand what constitutes sexual misconduct, how to intervene against it, and how to respond effectively to someone affected by it. All incoming students and staff are already required to complete this program.
MIT has partnered with EverFi to offer Haven for Faculty and Staff, an online, research-based educational program that includes examples and scenarios that faculty and staff may face around sexual assault, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Through this training, you will also become familiar with existing MIT policies and resources.
What is the process?
As part of the program’s pilot initiative, various offices and senior leadership completed the training in late Fall. In January, the phased rollout will begin with all Institute faculty. The staff rollout will occur gradually across the Spring term. At the time of your release, you will receive an email from someone in your school or area with instructions for taking the training.
Why will some areas receive access before others?
Given all MIT faculty and staff are expected to complete this training, we have phased the rollout to ensure complete support for everyone in our faculty and staff community.
For each month of the rollout, is access provided on the 1st of the month?
No. Releases for all schools and areas will be phased and occur across the entire month, every month.
What if I don't see my area listed?
If you do not see your area listed, and you have not already participated as part of the pilot program, please contact email@example.com.
Please note, Lincoln Laboratory will be conducting a separate rollout. You will hear from Lincoln Lab administration regarding this process.
Please take a moment to review the following schedule, indicating the month when your area is scheduled to take the training. This is not a listing by department, but broader areas and schools (Ex. You are an administrator in CSAIL, so you’ll receive the training in May, as part of the Office of the VP of Research).
Staff Rollout Begins
- Learn more (PDF) about how we can all play a role in creating a healthy and safe campus community.
- Discover what it means to be a responsible employee.
- See President Reif's November 2017 "Sexual Harassment and the Future We Invent Together" communication to the MIT community.
- See Vice President of Human Resources Lorraine Goffe's January 2018 communication regarding sexual misconduct prevention training for Institute faculty and staff.
- Still have questions? Learn more at the Title IX website.