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Equal Opportunity Programs

Faculty & Staff Training

As part of our commitment to creating an inclusive campus and workplace, we have established an instructive course to help faculty and staff members build skills that will enable you to recognize and deal with discrimination and harassment.

Mandatory Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training

Starting October 2018, mandatory Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training will be required at the University of South Carolina for all university employees system-wide. It covers the university policies, laws and procedures that address discrimination and harassment. 

Training Details

  • You will receive a link via email to access online training.
  • In addition to the mandatory Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training module, there will be two optional training modules.
  • Estimates vary; however, it may take you 2 to 4 hours to complete the mandatory training module. The module does not have to be completed in one session. You can save your work throughout the course and return to finish at another time.
  • Deadline for completion is December 15, 2018

A printable certificate is embedded at the end of each training.  Please print the certificates for the modules you complete and present them to your supervisor by December 15.


  • Illegal Discrimination and Harassment training, including follow-up videos on How to File Complaints and Am I a Mandatory Reporter (mandatory)
  • Diversity and inclusion training (recommended)
  • Clery training (recommended)

Why It's Required

The university is committed to providing a safe, healthy and inspiring environment for all our students, faculty and staff members — one that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. 

Access Training Modules

Beginning October 8, you can access your training modules, which must be completed by December 15. Please refer to our FAQs for additional information.