Training is offered online through SkillSoft for faculty, staff, and student employees, either to meet the initial training requirement as a new employee or for their five-year refresher training. Employees must be set up in HCM in order to access the online training.

Access the online training here. Select the Boulder campus and after you login with your username and identikey password, the course will automatically load.

Note: Once you have completed the training and quiz, it takes approximately 10 business days for your score to reflect in your training record.

*If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can check your browser compatibility at under "SkillSoft Troubleshooting Guides." We suggest using Internet Explorer if you are having trouble accessing the course.

** All CU Boulder employees are required to take the Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, and Harassment training course within the first 30 days of employment with the Boulder campus, and all CU Boulder faculty members must complete the training within their first semester of employment. After completing this initial training, all employees and faculty members are required to take a training at least once every five years, although some departments require employees to complete the training more frequently. If you have completed an on-site training in the past five years, you do not need to take the online training course until your five years has expired.

Training is also be offered in person. If you would like to request an on-site training for your department, or if you have questions about the online training, please contact or call OIEC's main number at 303-492-2127.

To educate our undergraduate students and create a welcoming and safe environment, the University of Colorado Boulder requires all incoming students to complete two, OIEC educational programs. All new (first-year and transfer) undergraduate students must complete each requirement in order to register for their second semester classes.

  1. Community Equity online (university policy, processes, and resources for addressing discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct). Complete the Community Equity module in D2L.
  2. Effective Bystander Intervention - This session explores factors that promote or prevent helping behavior and provides opportunities to practice skills for intervening effectively in real-world situations.
    • ​​If you are a new student (transfer or first-year) in spring 2018, click here to sign up for a Bystander Intervention training.
      • Students must bring their BuffOne card or have their student ID number in order to get credit for attending the session.
      • If you require an accommodation of real-time captioning or sign language interpreting services, email 72 hours in advance of the session and indicate the date, time, and location of the session you plan to attend. Disability Services will email you with instructions on how to proceed.
      • Email OIEC if you were a new student in fall 2017 and still need to fulfill the bystander training requirement in order to register for spring semester. Please include your first and last name along with your student ID number in the email.

Contact OIEC with additional questions.

The following programs are offered throughout the academic year and provide skills-based education on risk and protective factors and bystander intervention.


Community Equity

  • The in-person workshop covers the university policy on discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. We explore the range of behaviors included, use scenarios to practice skills for addressing behaviors, and discuss mandatory reporting requirements, reporting options, and support resources.
  • All new students at CU Boulder are required to complete an online version of this training.

Effective Bystander Intervention

  • This is a multi-session education and skill-building program. The training explores factors that promote or prevent helping and practice skills for intervening effectively.
  • We offer sessions to:
    • Undergraduate students – all incoming students in their first semester, booster sessions offered for all students and student groups and organizations
    • Graduate students – offered at GTP fall/spring intensive, within departments, TA/RA skills for inside the classroom, among peers, and interactions with faculty
    • Faculty and staff – departmental sessions for addressing concerns in the work environment, among peers, and during interactions with students

Implicit/Unconscious Bias

  • We work with departments, units, and committees to identify key areas where bias is most likely to occur and implement policies, practices, and structural changes to reduce bias and increase inclusion.
  • Training can be tailored for hiring and recruitment, pedagogy, curriculum development, demographics, and interactions with colleagues and students both inside and outside the classroom.

Managing Difficult Conversations

  • Skills-based support for addressing problematic behaviors and comments. Coaching and practice on what approaches and responses are most effective and ways to set the stage for a more positive and inclusive environment.
  • Offered to all students, staff, and faculty. Ideal for intact groups, committees, programs, and departments.

Diagnostics and Data Analysis

  • Assistance for programs, departments, and colleges to understand indicators of campus climate using institutional survey data and focus group findings.
  • Data analyses will be used to diagnose trends, identify areas of success, and help prioritize efforts for making improvements.

For more information or to request a program from OIEC contact:

The Office of Victim Assistance offers training for students, staff and faculty to help respond to someone who has suffered a traumatic incident. This session will help with tips on how to respond to someone after a traumatic or life disrupting event including, but not limited to, sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, stalking, discrimination, and bias motivated incidents. When a trauma survivor is supported, it can help with healing and recovery, as well as increase the likelihood that they will seek out other professional support.


All of us have the responsibility to stop sexual assault. The White House released the “It’s On Us” video campaign, denouncing sexual violence and encouraging bystanders to be more effective in prevention efforts. At CU Boulder, we support this campaign, and agree that it’s on all of us to recognize that we all can be a part of the solution. Please watch this 1-minute video, and listen to your fellow students, faculty, staff and administrators talk about the importance of ending sexual assault. We ask that you continue this discussion with your friends and colleagues, and take individual action to prevent sexual assault and create a safe environment for everyone on and off campus. Visit


The “Just Because” campaign was launched in fall 2014 to promote recognition that sex without consent is sexual assault.