All University of Iowa faculty and staff that hold a 50% or greater appointment are required to complete sexual harassment prevention education. This requirement also includes undergraduate students who are employed as resident assistants by University Housing & Dining, graduate/professional students who hold a teaching assistantship for one semester or longer, and medical and postdoctoral residents and fellows who hold an appointment of at least 50% time during the academic year.
This 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. In 2019, a total of 9,664 employees completed either the initial or refresher course online.