Education

Prevention, Outreach and Education Office

MSU's Prevention, Outreach and Education Office provides several educational workshops and trainings about relationship violence and sexual misconduct to campus, including online and in-person training, educational and awareness campaigns, and other educational opportunities throughout the academic year. These educational programs are designed to:

  • Raise awareness of the impact of relationship violence and sexual misconduct;
  • Clearly communicate that relationship violence and sexual misconduct is prohibited at MSU;
  • Reduce the prevalence of relationship violence and sexual misconduct;
  • Connect students and employees with campus and community resources; and
  • Encourage active bystander intervention and community involvement in shaping our campus culture.

Online education programs

Several online education programs have been customized to faculty, staff and student audiences. 

  • Online education programs for undergraduate students

    All undergraduate students are required to complete an annual online training program. First-year students will complete a full-length course and returning students will complete a different, shorter course each year, which explores a related topic at a deeper level. Students will not be able to access important academic information in the StuInfo system, including grades, until they complete this training.

    Program Access:

    At the beginning of each academic year, students will receive an email, sent to their MSU email account, with instructions to complete the training program. The training program is provided by MSU’s vendor, Student Success. Students will use MSU’s secure single sign-on to access the course, but your password and other sensitive information will not be provided to the vendor.

    Students who have received a notice to complete the training, but can no longer find the training notice, can access the course by navigating to MSU’s Student Success site. Please note, individuals who have not received a training notice will not be able to access the course.

    Program Overview:

    Online training programs for students include information on the following topics:

    • Providing information to identify sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including relationship violence and sexual misconduct
    • Raising awareness of the impact of these issues on the campus community and encouraging community members to engage in efforts to end these types of violence
    • Advising members of the MSU community about their rights and reporting responsibilities under the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy
    • Communicating behavioral expectations for all members of the MSU community as outlined in the policy
    • Connecting community members with support and resources


    Accommodations:

    Individuals who believe they may have an overwhelming or intense emotional reaction to the content of the online training programs should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (517) 353-3922 to request accommodation. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at (517) 884-7273 (RCPD).

    More Information:

    For more information about student RVSM training, download this Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] document. MSU is committed to fostering a culture of safety and respect. Please visit Our Commitment website to find out more.

  • Online education programs for graduate students

    All graduate students are required to complete an annual online training program, which has been customized to address the unique experiences of graduate students. Students will not be able to access important academic information in the StuInfo system, including grades, until they complete this training. Please note that graduate students who are also employed as graduate teaching assistants or research assistants are also required to complete an online education program for employees.

    Program access:

    At the beginning of each academic year, students will receive an email, sent to their MSU email account, with instructions to complete the training program. The training program is provided by MSU’s vendor, Student Success. Students will use MSU’s secure single sign-on to access the course, but your password and other sensitive information will not be provided to the vendor.

    Graduate students who have received a notice to complete the training, but can no longer find the training notice, can access the course by navigating to MSU’s Student Success site. Please note, individuals who have not received a training notice will not be able to access the course.

    Program overview:

    Online training programs for graduate students include information on the following topics:

    • Providing information to identify sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including relationship violence and sexual misconduct
    • Raising awareness of the impact of these issues on the campus community and encouraging community members to engage in efforts to end these types of violence
    • Advising members of the MSU community about their rights and reporting responsibilities under the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy
    • Communicating behavioral expectations for all members of the MSU community as outlined in the policy
    • Connecting community members with support and resources


    Accommodations:

    Individuals who believe they may have an overwhelming or intense emotional reaction to the content of the online training programs should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (517) 353-3922 to request accommodation. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at (517) 884-7273 (RCPD).

    More Information:

    For more information about student RVSM training, download this Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] document. MSU is committed to fostering a culture of safety and respect. Please visit Our Commitment website to find out more.

  • Online education programs for faculty and staff

    All faculty and staff (including graduate teaching assistants and research assistants) are required to complete an online training program within 30 days of hire and biennially thereafter. This program includes foundational information on relationship violence and sexual misconduct as well as important information about MSU’s policy and mandatory reporting protocols. Failure to complete the required online training will result in notification to Human Resources or Academic Human Resources, which may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

    Program Access:

    Faculty and staff will receive an email, sent to their MSU email account, with instructions to complete the training program upon hire or 30 days before they are due to re-certify. The training program is provided by MSU’s vendor, Student Success. Faculty and staff will use MSU’s secure single sign-on to access the course, but your password and other sensitive information will not be provided to the vendor.

    Faculty and staff who have received a notice to complete the training, but can no longer find the training notice, can access the course by navigating to MSU’s Student Success site. Please note, individuals who have not received a training notice will not be able to access the course. If you are not required to take the course at this time, but would like to do so, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (517) 353-3922 to request access.

    Program Overview:

    Online training programs for students include information on the following topics:

    • Providing information to identify sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including relationship violence and sexual misconduct
    • Raising awareness of the impact of these issues on the campus community and encouraging community members to engage in efforts to end these types of violence
    • Advising members of the MSU community about their rights and reporting responsibilities under the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy
    • Communicating behavioral expectations for all members of the MSU community as outlined in the policy
    • Connecting community members with support and resources
    • Training employees on their roles in administering the policy

    Accommodations:

    Individuals who believe they may have an overwhelming or intense emotional reaction to the content of the online training programs should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (517) 353-3922 to request accommodations. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at (517) 884-7273 (RCPD).

    More Information:

    For more information about student RVSM training, download this Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] document. MSU is committed to fostering a culture of safety and respect. Please visit Our Commitment website to find out more.

On-call and policy training

  • Temporary and on-call education programs

    All employees are required to complete relationship violence and sexual misconduct training within 30 days of hire and biennially thereafter. Failure to complete the required training may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

    Given that many on-call and temporary employees, including faculty on short-term contracts, work for a limited period of time or do not activate their NetIDs, MSU offers two options for on-call and temporary employee to complete the required training.

    1. Review a print version of the training materials. Hiring departments should provide the training materials either electronically or in print form by including them with required new-hire paperwork or presenting them on the employee's first day of work.
    2. For on-call and temporary employees who have activated their NetID, the training may be completed online by self-enrolling in the Not Anymore for Employees course.


    MSU does not require hiring departments to obtain acknowledgments from the employees or track completions; however, hiring departments are required to provide the training materials each time individuals are hired, even if only a short period of time has elapsed since they were last employed/hired.

  • Programs about MSU’s relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy

    The Office of Institutional Equity offers a variety of in-person training and programs related to MSU's Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy, university response and investigation procedures, mandatory reporting, or other related topics, which can be customized for campus groups, departments, and organizations. To request a program, contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (517) 353-3922 or oie@msu.edu.