To help ensure that resident advisors handle incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence appropriately, all universities should provide supplemental training on sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape awareness training, for resident advisors twice a year.
UC Berkeley has moved to once a semester training schedule for all RAs (Resident Advisors). Prior to the beginning of Fall term, all RAs were trained on how to respond to incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. During the week of January 12, 2015, all RAs will attend refresher training created and presented by our Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination and built around results of the RA survey conducted in late fall measuring what training information needs to be reviewed. Summer RAs (Resident Advisers) will also receive both face to face and video trainings.
All Resident Advisors attend in person training on sexual harassment and sexual violence prior to student move-in. Additionally, they view a 30 minute video explaining their responsibilities as Campus Security Authorities and take a quiz affirming their understanding of mandatory reporting. In January, RAs (Resident Advisors) will attend refresher training. Summer RAs (Resident Advisors) will also receive both trainings.
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