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Annual Faculty, OAA, Staff, Postdoc Training Requirement

Annual Faculty, Other Academic Appointee, Staff, Postdoctoral Researcher Training Requirement

Annual sexual misconduct awareness and prevention training is required for all faculty, other academic appointees, staff, and postdoctoral researchers. For more information, please visit our Annual Training Requirement FAQ page.

If you need additional assistance with completing this training, please contact


Training for Staff and Postdoctoral Researchers

Current full-time, part-time, and temporary staff and postdoctoral researchers must complete an online course titled Bridges: Taking Action.  This training covers topics  including sexual misconduct definitions, reporting obligations, processes and resources under the University’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.  It also draws on real-world scenarios to identify steps that can be taken to prevent discrimination, unlawful harassment, and sexual misconduct in our community.

Newly-hired staff and postdoctoral researchers also satisfy this training requirement by completing the online course titled Bridges: Taking Action.  New hires will receive an email from the online training provider, LawRoom, within approximately 6-8 weeks of hire, with detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course.


Training for Faculty and Other Academic Appointees

Faculty and other academic appointees have the opportunity to fulfill the training requirement by either: 1) attending an in-person training, or 2) completing the online course titled Bridges: Taking Action.

  1. In-person Training.  Equal Opportunity Programs offers an in-person training once per quarter for faculty and other academic appointees. Each training will be held at the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, 5525 S. Ellis Ave. Rm 170. Faculty and OAAs can register by completing the registration form.
  2. Online TrainingAn email from the online training provider, LawRoom, will be sent to new faculty and other academic appointees within approximately 6-8 weeks of appointment, with detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course.  The course is an alternative to the In-Person training to complete the training requirement.


Online Course Technical Support

For assistance with technical issues, LawRoom offers a 24/7 Online Support Center (1.844.348.1616).  LawRoom indicates that most technical issues can be resolved by switching to an alternate browser.


Supplemental Training

Supplemental training can always be requested at .


Non-discrimination Statement

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, please see:

The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing, by calling 773.702.5671, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5525 S. Ellis Ave., Suite B, Chicago, IL 60637.

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