All University of Iowa employees that hold a 50% or greater appointment are required to complete sexual harassment prevention education. This required course is designed to educate employees about prohibited conduct and the problems associated with sexual harassment, as well as inform alleged and potential victims of their rights and instruct administrators about how to address complaints. New employees complete the course within two to six months of being hired, depending on their role in the university. All employees must complete a refresher course every three years. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) provides the instructor-led version of the course and monitors compliance.


In 2016, 63 instructor-led workshops were held with a total of 2,469 participants. An additional 2,544 employees completed the online course.