Student Training FAQ

How do I access the training?

You can access the training by logging in to SafeColleges using your UMBC single sign on here.

What topics does the training cover?

This training program includes information about sexual and gender based violence and harassment reporting as well as hate bias reporting for all UMBC students.

Does the training include a trigger warning?

Yes, all of our training begins with a trigger warning due to the sensitive nature of the topics covered. If you have been personally affected by sexual or interpersonal violence and are concerned that you may not be able to complete the training as a result, please contact Title IX Coordinator, Mikhel A. Kushner (she/they).

What policies are covered in this training?

This training cover’s UMBC’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination, (updated August 14, 2020), as well as the Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy, which outline UMBC’s expectations of appropriate conduct towards members of the UMBC Community. Please review these policies before you begin the training.

Is this training mandatory? 

Yes, the student training is mandatory. Students must complete this training by September 30, 2021. A Spring 2022 registration hold will be placed on your account on October 1, 2021 if you fail to complete the training.

I keep getting reminder emails to complete the training, even though I already completed the training. What should I do? 

First, log back in to the SafeColleges system to ensure that you have, in fact, completed all parts of the training. You should have completed a video portion and a PDF portion and received two certificates of completion. If you believe you have completed all parts of the training and are still receiving reminders, contact Ever Hanna, Training and Case Manager.

Do I have to complete this training if my classes are all online?

Yes! Our policies protect all community members, regardless of their location and prohibited conduct does not always require physical touching. Various forms of misconduct, such as sexual harassment, and stalking, can occur off-campus or an an online environment.

Do I have to complete this training if I completed it last year or at another institution?

Yes! UMBC requires all students to complete training each year.  Given the important nature of the topics covered and the continual development in related laws and policies, we want our community to have the most current, accurate and useful information possible.

What if I have already completed a training on this topic?

UMBC requires all community members to complete this version of the training. Our training is tailored to UMBC policy and procedures. Also, given the important nature of the topics covered and the continual development in related laws and policies, we want our community to have the most current, accurate and useful information possible.

How often is this training required?

UMBC requires all community members to complete this training annually. Given the important nature of the topics covered and the continual development in related laws and policies, we want our community to have the most current, accurate and useful information possible.

What if I am a student and an employee?

If your primary role at UMBC is a student, but you also work at UMBC; then you should take the entire student training as assigned. You were also assigned the supplemental mandatory reporting part of the employee training and should complete that training as well. If you were assigned the training in error, please email OeiTraining@umbc.edu. Registration holds will not be placed for failure to complete this training.

What if I need closed captioning or transcription to complete the training?

If you need closed captioning, click the “cc” button at the bottom right corner of the video. To view the interactive transcript, click on the icon displayed in the bottom right corner of the video screen.

How long is the training?

The student training is comprised of 2 parts:

  1. A video-based sexual violence prevention training + a 20 question quiz (65 minutes)
  2. Supplemental Training for UMBC Students + a 5 question quiz (35 minutes)

The whole training will take one (1) hour and forty-five (45) minutes to two (2) hours to complete. If you believe you have completed the training but are still receiving reminder emails, log back in and ensure you have completed both parts.

Do I have to complete the training in one sitting?

No, you do not. Please take the time you need to complete the training knowing that the system will save your progress each time you log in or out of the training. Note: once you start an individual video, you must complete it in one sitting. If you navigate away from the video while it is playing, you will be required to watch it again.

Will I be reminded about the training?

Yes, the training system, SafeColleges, will automatically send you a reminder email each week until the training is complete.

How do I show that I have completed the training?

Training completion will automatically be captured by SafeColleges. However, you can view your training history and certificates, by clicking on the “training history” icon on the left column menu. The Office of Equity and Inclusion has a record of who has taken the training and will be sending regular reminder emails to those who have yet to complete it.

The training is not loading, what should I do?

The training module works best when accessed using Google Chrome. If you are not already, please switch to Chrome and see if that remedies the issue. If not, please contact Training Manager Ever Hanna.

Who do I contact if I have general questions?

Please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at OeiTraining@umbc.edu or leave a voicemail with your question or concern at 410-455-1717 and a member of the OEI staff will get back to you.

Who do I contact if I have technical questions?

Please contact SafeColleges technical support team at support@safecolleges.com or complete a UMBC RT ticket.