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Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training for MIT Faculty & Staff

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training for MIT Faculty & Staff

MIT is committed to creating a healthy and vibrant campus community, one aspect of which is to confront the important topics of sexual assault, harassment, and relationship violence. The Committee on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response (CSMPR) has recommended that all MIT faculty and staff complete an online sexual misconduct prevention training.


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.

Rollout Process

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 training@mit.edu

Please note, Lincoln Laboratory will be conducting a separate rollout. You will hear from Lincoln Lab administration regarding this process.

Rollout Schedule

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).  

  • All MIT faculty

Staff Rollout Begins

  • MIT Police
  • Atlas Service Center
  • Office of the President & Administrative Areas
  • Office of the Executive Vice President & Treasurer
  • School of Science
  • School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • Sloan School of Management
  • School of Architecture and Planning
  • MIT Libraries
  • MIT Press
  • Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Office of the Associate Provost for the Arts
  • Office of the Chancellor
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of Graduate Education
  • Division of Student Life
  • Tech Review
  • Alumni Association
  • Executive Vice President Administrative Areas
  • MIT Medical
  • Office of the VP for Research
  • Office of the VP of Finance
  • Office of Environment, Health & Safety
  • Office of Major Agreements
  • Resource Development
  • Office of the Treasurer
  • Facilities

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