If you’ve heard about the requirement from another source, consider this a reminder: All incoming students — including graduate students and professional school students — are expected to attend one training session, in person, to fulfill a UC Systemwide requirement for violence-prevention education.

The requirement, which went into effect in 2011, is part of activities supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women, and covers the issues of dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

A UC Systemwide website is available, covering many aspects of violence in the university context, including how to prevent it, how to find help at your campus, UC System policies and procedures related to violence, and dozens of online resources.

For detailed information on training sessions, including the options available to fulfill this requirement, visit the website of the Gender Equity Resource Center or inquire by email (empowerU@berkeley.edu).


Categories: Graduate Division Announcements, March 2013
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