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Education and Training

The Equity Office offers several education and training opportunities throughout the year.  Please check back to this page for updates and opportunities to register.

Mandatory Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training Requirements for NDSU Employees

All NDSU employees (faculty, staff, students, and administrators) must complete the mandatory Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training. Previously the training was only available in an online format that was completed annually. In October 2016, the Equity Office launched a 90-minute, in-person training course that is required to be completed every three years.

Current Employees:

  • Current employees are required to participate in face-to-face Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training. Attending the face-to-face session meets this training obligation for 3 years.

New Employees:

  • Online training must be completed by all new employees within 30 days of employment at NDSU. Online training, entitled "Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act for Faculty and Staff" is available from this link 

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  • In-person training must be completed within six months of the start of their employment.

Student Employees:

  • Undergraduate and graduate student employees are included in the requirement to complete Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training on a regular basis.


  • Due to additional reporting and employee oversight responsibilities, beginning July 1, 2019, all supervisors at NDSU will be required to attend an additional in-person Supervisor Supplement: Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training.  There is no online version of this training. Supervisors must complete this training on an annual basis beginning July 1, 2019. Supervisors include chairs, heads, deans, and directors. These are individuals with assigned supervisory duties over employees.

Training Schedule:

  • Schedules and links to register for in-person training, as well as links to online training, are listed below.
  • In-person Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training sessions will be offered on a monthly basis for all employees to attend. Employees must register in advance to attend a training session.
  • Additional training not listed on the Equity Office website may be requested. The Equity office may schedule training as time and room availability allows.
  • Supervisor Supplement: Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training sessions will be offered, beginning July 1, 2018, on a bimonthly basis. Supervisors must register in advance to attend a training session.
  • All training will be tracked in Track Training. Certificates of completion will not be provided for in-person training.

Those employees who are unable to attend the face-to-face session, can complete the "Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act for Faculty and Staff" training at this link:
This online training fulfills the mandatory training obligation for only 1 year.  

Resolving Discrimination, Harassment, and ADA/Title IX Complaints

Thursday, September 13, 2018 Arikara, Memorial Union
8:30-10:00 a.m. Workshop for Chairs, Heads, Directors.
12:00-1:30 p.m. Workshop for Review Committee Members and Hearing Officers.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop for Cabinet, VPs, Deans.
Register for the event here.

Equal Opportunity/Title IX Mandatory Training Sessions

Participants in these in-person, interactive training sessions will be in compliance (will not need to complete further Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training) for three years.  Please note that completion of Equal Opportunity/Title IX training will be tracked in Track Training. Certificates of completion will not be provided for in-person training.

Register here for in-person Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training           
DATE                                   TIME                                     LOCATION                         REGISTER               
February 13, 20192:00 - 3:30 pmMU Arikara RoomRegister here
March 20, 20199:00 - 10:30 amMU Prairie RoomRegister here
April 11, 201910:00 - 11:30 amMU Mandan RoomRegister here
May 22, 20199:00 - 10:30 amMU Arikara RoomRegister here

Supervisor Supplement - EO/Title IX Training Sessions

Supervisors are required to complete the Supervisor Supplement for EO/Title IX Training on an annual basis.  This training specifically covers the responsibilities of supervisors in addressing potential climate issues in your work areas. Supervisors of full-time or part-time, professional or student employees are required to complete this training after completing the basic Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training.  

Register here for Supervisor Supplement - EO/Title IX Training
DATE                                TIME                                  LOCATION                             REGISTER                            
February 21, 20191:00 - 2:00 pmMU Mandan RoomRegister here
April 17, 20192:00 - 3:00 pmMU Hidatsa RoomRegister here
June 11, 20199:00 - 10:00 amMU Arikara RoomRegister here

Safe Zone Ally Training Sessions

Three levels of Safe Zone Ally Training are offered throughout the year. Participants are asked to take these sessions sequentially, as the information is scaffolded.  Training descriptions are available at the Safe Zone website -

Register here for Safe Zone Ally Training

LEVEL                    DATE                     TIME                     LOCATION                 REGISTER                 
Level 1 - Becoming an Ally      January 16, 20192:00 pm-3:30 pm       Lark Room, MU           Register here
Level 2 - Gender IdentityJanuary 23, 20192:00 pm-3:30 pmLark Room, MU Register here
Level 3 - UpstanderJanuary 30, 20192:00 pm-3:00 pmLark Room, MU Register here

Community of Respect Training

The Community of Respect  initiative has been in place at NDSU since 2011 and is designed to improve inter-cultural competencies and provide hands-on strategies to assist participants in learning how to work more effectively with colleagues and students whose cultural backgrounds are different from their own.  Additional information about Community of Respect can be found at this link:

Register here for Community of Respect Training
MODULE            DATE                                   TIME                              LOCATION                          REGISTER               
Module 1November 6, 20189:00 - 11:00 amMandan Room, MURegister here
Module 2January 22, 20199:00 - 10:30amMandan Room, MURegister here
Module 3February 7, 20199:00 - 10:30 amMandan Room, MURegister here
Module 4February 27, 20191:00 - 2:30 pmMandan Room, MURegister here

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North Dakota State University
Vice Provost for Equity
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7708
Campus address: Old Main 201
Physical/delivery address: 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2000 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Kelly Hoyt

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:56:17 PM
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