Workplace Harassment Prevention

Students, faculty, and staff at Washington and Lee University have the right to work and study in an environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. Not only is harassment illegal - it is also disruptive to the kind of workplace we all want to be part of. All members of the campus community play a part in discouraging, responding to and preventing the types of misconduct prohibited by the Interim University Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Other Than Sex and the Interim Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy (recommended reading before taking the online course discussed below).

The Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (UCICC) and the two Employee Advisory Committees recommended partnering with United Educators, a risk insurance company that deals exclusively with higher education clients, to make their on-line workshop, "Workplace Harassment Prevention" available for faculty and staff. The examples and scenarios used in the course are specifically designed for colleges and universities and cover the complex issues surrounding harassment in an academic workplace, including a section on academic freedom. The workshop takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. You are able to move at your own pace and you can sign out and back in at the point where you left off previously. This workshop reminds us all of the importance of recognizing and preventing unlawful harassment in the workplace and of the standards of civility that have made us what we are today.

To get started with the course:

1. Call the Office of Human Resources for the W&L registration code if you haven't already been provided with the code.

2. Using a browser other than Internet Explorer, go to

3. First-time users should select the link to "register now" on the right side of the screen. (Note: The information you enter during the registration process determines which version of the workshop you will be able to access. Please enter the most descriptive Department, Position Description and Role. Academic Department Heads should indicate their role as "supervisor" rather than "faculty" to be able to access the workshop for individuals who supervise others.)
<![endif]-->Following registration, you will receive an email from welcoming you to the site and providing you with an initial password.  There will be a link within the email to log back into the site where you will be prompted to change your password.  Please keep your user name and password for future use.

5. Then click on LAUNCH LEARNING PROGRAM under WORKPLACE HARASSMENT PREVENTION. Select WORKPLACE HARASSMENT PREVENTION 113, then on COURSE to expand the modules. Launch and complete all modules to receive course credit. HR will be notified following your completion of the course so you do not need to let us know.

If you have any technical difficulty with the course, please contact United Educators directly at or 240-482-4704.

Please contact Kim Austin at or x8921 if you have any questions.

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