Laws and Policies Mandating Training


If any law (either Federal or State) or policy needs to be communicated, we may elect to use the online system to educate the entire Campus community or any group within the community as a whole.

A variety of federal laws effect how the University must handle certain matters and indicate what information needs to be distributed to the campus community as a whole.

The Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA and Clery Act; Unlawful Harassment Prevention; Bullying Prevention for Higher Education; Diversity Benefits for Higher Education; and Implicit Bias courses address each of the following Federal laws:

  • Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000c) prohibits public school districts and colleges from discriminating against students on the basis of sex, among other bases.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.

The Student Empower Plus course provides the education mandated by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

  • Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations  (EDGAR) Part 86,1—the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations OD  Prevention  Program requires Institutions of Higher Education who are receiving Federal Funds or Financial assistance to develop  and  implement  a program  to  prevent  the  unlawful  possession,  use,  or distribution  of  illicit  drugs  and  alcohol  by  students and  employees.**
The Unlawful Harassment course provides an overview of laws prohibiting harassment including:
  • Age Discrimination in Equal Employment age protects people who are 40 or older from being discrimination based on having reached 40 years of age.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits against discrimination against employees or applicants based on disability or perceived disability.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments
  • Equal Pay Act protects women from wage discrimination based upon gender.
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act makes it illegal to discriminate because of genetic information about the individual or the individual's family members.
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act considers each violation of the laws (per Title VII, ADEA, ADA, or the Rehabilitation Act) to be a separate claim and and amends the Fair Labors Standards Act to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination.
  • Title VII which prohibits discrimination in the workplace, including discrimination on the basis of sex.
  • Title VII and Title IX both prohibits employment discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion and natural origin.
  • Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender in federally-assisted education programs.

The FERPA course reviews the requirements of FERPA:

  • FERPA-20 U.S.C. §1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) protects the privacy of student education records and applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education.


As an institution, we implement policies relative to improving processes, creating standards, and eliminating issues that represent barriers to successful graduation. Due to the high importance of such courses, they may be required to be completed and holds in SOAR may apply in order to ensure the course is completed.

Below, please find a list of courses and the institutional policies addressed in each such course:

      • Course: Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
        • Course:  Code of Conduct for Higher Education
          • Course: Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
            • Policies: 
  • Course:  Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA and Clery Act for Faculty and Staff
    • Policies:
                    • Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education
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