Student Training. PETSA is an online tutorial that deals frankly with sexual assault and rape. All new UM students must take the PETSA tutorial and quiz in their first semester before they can register for their next semester of classes. PETSA was developed by UM students, faculty and staff in 2012; other universities are now looking to UM as a model for creating this important learning tool.
Residence Life and SARC routinely hold workshops for students living on campus. The workshops focus on bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention.
UM's Campus Assault Prevention Coordinator regularly offers "Bring in the Bystander" training for classes and campus groups throughout the year, and the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action provides training and workshops to departments and student groups.
Employee training. UM offers numerous training and professional development sessions for faculty and staff. Upcoming trainings include:
Survive the Unthinkable: Safety and Self-Defense Strategies to Keep You Safe. This workshop will teach simple basic self-defense maneuvers and techniques for staying safe. Wednesday, October 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m., UC 332/333. More information available on the HRS Featured Training page.
Additionally, we have developed an online Discrimination Prevention Tutorial required of all faculty, staff and new employees.
All staff members in the Residence Life Office (including student staff) receive annual training on topics related to sexual assault, mandatory reporting, domestic violence, bystander intervention and understanding sexual harassment and sexual assault as forms of prohibited discrimination.