EDI Education & Training Hub

Welcome to the UCLA EDI Education & Training Hub!

Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at UCLA is a journey, not a destination. Education and training can help, as we each learn and grow in our commitment to creating a more equitable, inclusive campus.

To help support these goals, we’ve put together this EDI Education & Training Hub, featuring training opportunities, workshops, videos, and additional education resources. We encourage you to explore the Hub and these opportunities as we strive to keep learning together!

We will continue to update this page as new content becomes available. If you know of a valuable resource that we have overlooked, please let us know at rklibaner@equity.ucla.edu.

last updated 2021 06 22

To help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve organized this page into two parts. Preventing Discrimination and Harassment includes required trainings and other resources aimed at ensuring that our campus complies with anti-discrimination laws and University policies. Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion includes additional trainings and resources to help us foster a more equitable and inclusive campus for all community members. We encourage you to explore it all, or click an image below to quickly find what you’re seeking.

 

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment

Federal and state law and University policy protect all UCLA community members from discrimination and harassment. To advance these protections, UCLA provides a number of mandatory trainings and resources. Some cover discrimination and harassment based on multiple protected categories, while others focus on specific topics such as gender, sexual harassment, or disability.

Below you’ll find a comprehensive overview of resources and trainings, provided by EDI and our campus partners. Together, these resources will satisfy mandatory compliance requirements – and advance our shared mission of building equity for all.

We also encourage you to explore the Civil Rights Office (“CRO”), which serves UCLA’s campus and the UCLA Health System. CRO ensures that UCLA remains in compliance with federal and state law and applicable UC policy concerning protections under Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and equal employment opportunity and affirmative action obligations.

Discrimination & Harassment Based on Protected Categories

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Anti-discrimination laws and policies prohibit discrimination and harassment based on certain protected categories, including: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans.

Anti-discrimination laws include Title VII (workplace) and Title VI (education) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Education Code, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other laws. EDI and its teams provide training on these topics, and you’ll find more information below.

Faculty & Staff Trainings   Faculty Trainings  

Administrator Trainings   Student Trainings

Trainings:

For Faculty and Staff

  • Preventing Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment: Live Training for Supervisors, Managers, Faculty, and Staff by the Staff Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance (SD&C) Office (via Zoom, 2 hours)
    • This Anti-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is for new and continuing managers, supervisors, and employees. The training covers a range of Equal Employment Opportunity issues under civil rights laws, including Title VII and Title IX. The training will enable staff to engage effectively with a diverse and high-performing workforce at UCLA. It will also assist supervisors in preventing discrimination and harassment in their workgroups.
    • This in-person training is offered monthly. Attendance also satisfies the bi-annual requirement for training on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors, Faculty, and Staff.
    • We strongly encourage all faculty, supervisors, and staff to satisfy the requirement by attending this training.
    • For upcoming trainings, view the training schedule
    • To register for an upcoming training, visit https://uc.sumtotal.host/Core/search and search for the course title, “Preventing Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Training.”
  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: UC Online Training (2 hours bi-annually for faculty and supervisors, 1 hour annually for staff and non-supervisor academic appointees)
    • This online training covers discrimination and harassment based on protected categories, as well as sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention, retaliation and positive workplace culture. The 2-hour version also covers supervisor responsibilities to prevent discrimination and harassment.
    • This training satisfies the requirement for sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention training.
    • The training is assigned by Campus Human Resources and accessed through LMS.

For Faculty

  • Establishing Equity and Inclusion in the University Setting: Strategies, Resources and Best Practices (live workshop provided by EDI)
    • This workshop provides essential tools for recognizing bias, preventing discrimination, and creating an equitable environment in the university setting. The workshop covers laws and University policies addressing discrimination and harassment, supervisors’ responsibilities, and case studies of situations that may arise in the university environment, including gray areas that may lead to complaints. The workshop also provides strategies, resources and best practices for creating a respectful, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of the University community.
    • Request a workshop for your department
  • Faculty Search Briefing for Faculty Search Committees

For Administrators

For Students

Title IX: Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Gender Discrimination

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other laws protect UCLA community members from sex discrimination, including sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH), as well as discrimination based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy.

The Title IX Office provides trainings to ensure UCLA’s compliance with Title IX. Below you’ll find available trainings for various campus communities.

Faculty, Staff & Student Trainings   Faculty & Staff Trainings  

Gender Recognition & Lived Name Policy

 

Trainings:

For Faculty, Staff, and Students

The Title IX Office ensures compliance with Title IX federal law. A component of the law requires Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment training for all community members. The Title IX Office offers training to the UCLA community on conduct prohibited by Title IX and the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment policy.

For Faculty and Staff

  • Preventing Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment: Live Training for Supervisors, Managers, Faculty, and Staff by the Staff Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance (SD&C) Office (via Zoom, 2 hours)
    • This Anti-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is for new and continuing managers, supervisors, and employees. The training covers a range of Equal Employment Opportunity issues under civil rights laws, including Title VII and Title IX. The training will enable staff to engage effectively with a diverse and high-performing workforce at UCLA. It will also assist supervisors in preventing discrimination and harassment in their workgroups.
    • This in-person training is offered monthly. Attendance also satisfies the bi-annual requirement for training on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors, Faculty, and Staff.
    • We strongly encourage all faculty, supervisors, and staff to satisfy the requirement by attending this training.
    • For upcoming trainings, view the training schedule
    • To register for an upcoming training, visit https://uc.sumtotal.host/Core/search and search for the course title, “Preventing Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Training.”
  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: UC Online Training (2 hours bi-annually for faculty and supervisors, 1 hour annually for staff and non-supervisor academic appointees)
    • This online training covers discrimination and harassment based on protected categories, as well as sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention, retaliation and positive workplace culture. The 2-hour version also covers supervisor responsibilities to prevent discrimination and harassment.
    • This training satisfies the requirement for sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention training.
    • The training is assigned by Campus Human Resources and accessed through LMS.

UC Presidential Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name:

The UC Presidential Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name (adopted 11/17/2020) allows University community members and affiliates completing University-issued documents to choose from man, woman or nonbinary gender identification options. Individuals may also state a lived name that differs from their legal name.

Policy Information

For Administrators and Staff

  • UC Presidential Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name: UC Webinar (1 hour)
    • This webinar by UC Systemwide Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs provides guidance for administrators and staff tasked with implementing the new UC Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy on their campuses.
    • Webinar Recording (12/15/2020)
    • Webinar Slides

Disability Accommodations

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Supervisors and faculty are required to provide disability accommodations for employees and students, respectively. The below resources provide more information on seeking and providing accommodations.

Workplace Accommodations:

Resources for Employees and Supervisors

Student Accommodations:

The Center for Accessible Education (CAE) provides trainings to students, staff, and faculty on accessibility and accommodations for students. Visit CAE’s website to request a training for your organization. CAE also offers recorded trainings and tutorials, as well as drop-in hours to answer questions.

The CAE website and Resources page offer a wealth of information for students and faculty, including resources listed below.

Resources for Faculty

Resources for Students and Student Organizations

Counseling and Resources

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If you have experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking, confidential support and guidance is available to you, including the UCLA Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE). The advocate office, CARE: Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct, was created at every UC campus to provide dedicated, full-time support to survivors of sexual violence, both immediately and over the long term. These dedicated offices ensure that survivors can reach an advocate whose sole responsibility is to support their needs. The Advocate Office, which launched systemwide in January 2015, is one of seven recommendations from the President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault.

You’ll find links and further information for CARE and other confidential and non-confidential resources below:

Confidential Resources and Counseling:

Non-Confidential Resources and Counseling:

 

Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

While the above trainings and resources focus on ensuring compliance with anti-discrimination laws and policies, we understand that learning about equity, diversity and inclusion is a continual journey.

To speed us along that path, we’ve put together below the rich library of recommended resources for further reading and learning. Some of these resources are quick reads. Others are more in-depth. All are worth your time, and are invaluable aids as we continue to expand, explore, and understand together — and build a more inclusive campus for all.

EDI Foundations and Addressing Bias

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Where can you go for some foundational EDI knowledge? What are the fundamentals behind addressing bias and engaging in dialogue? This section provides you with some helpful essentials: 

Addressing Bias:

Inclusion Strategies

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How can you take action to ensure inclusive spaces and classrooms? This section includes some essential strategies you could explore: 

Fostering Inclusive Classrooms:

Supporting Our Diverse Students

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How can we best support our students at UCLA? Curated by EDI and our campus partners, this section highlights the diverse populations on campus and valuable resources to learn more and work towards a safe, inclusive campus:

Transfer Students:

Parenting Students:

Undocumented Students:

International Students:

Supporting the LGBTQ Community

Anti-Racism

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How can we understand and actively combat racism? And how can we work to dismantle racism at the systemic level? The below resources have been collected and curated on both the UCLA and UC level — and can guide all of us to become active participants in making change on our campus​es and in our communities.

Anti-Racism: