Our Commitment to Training and Awareness
Hartwick College seeks to maintain a workplace and educational environment that promotes mutual respect and is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Creating a safe and respectful environment is the responsibility of all members of the College’s community. To promote and maintain this environment, the College engages in comprehensive educational programming in an effort to reduce the frequency of all forms of sex or gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment.
Students and Employees
The College provides mandatory primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and employees and ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns for all students and employees to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Certain students must complete training on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault prevention. These students include student leaders and officers of student organizations recognized by or registered with the College and those seeking recognition by the College, as well as student-athletes. These students must complete such training prior to receiving recognition or participating in intercollegiate athletic competition.
All employees, including all administrators, faculty, and staff, whether full-time or part-time, are required to complete annual workplace harassment training. The objective of this training is to enable individuals to understand and recognize the nature of harassment, its impacts and when it occurs in their own behavior and that of others. All new employees are required to complete this training within 30 calendar days of hire, and every year thereafter.
Title IX Professional Staff
Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules require the sharing of “All materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. A recipient (Hartwick College) must make these training materials publicly available on its website, or if the recipient does not maintain a website the recipient must make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public.”
Training materials from the Student Conduct Institute – The State University of New York (SCI), the Association of Title IX Administrators (atIXa), and Title IX Solutions along with Hartwick’s Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy (www.hartwick.edu/titleix) are utilized for training of our Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers (Hearing Officers) and any person who facilitates and informal resolution process.