Harassment Prevention Training

As we continue to live our Unifying Values to uphold a culture that fosters a welcoming and safe environment for all to learn, research, and work, it is only fitting that our faculty, staff, and student workers – including in academic- and healthcare-specific roles – also fulfill our responsibility to complete Harassment Prevention Training, biennially.

Content Warning

This page contains information about training requirements for the prevention of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct. We recognize a number of people in our community have experienced them. If you have concerns about completing the training due to personal history, you may request an exemption and an alternative option to this training requirement by contacting eeotix@usc.edu. You will not be required to disclose any details of your experience. We ask this request to be reserved for those impacted by sexual violence and sexual harassment and/or histories of trauma, violence, or harassment.
We also understand that the Harassment Prevention Training course may contain content that may be challenging for some people due to their lived experiences. Please use caution as you proceed through the course and take breaks if needed. Please note that support resources are also available.

This training – which will be distributed Oct. 12, 2023 and must be completed by Dec. 12, 2023 – ties directly to our Unifying Values and further serves to provide USC faculty and staff with clear expectations that come with being a part of our Trojan community, including:

  • Knowing how to identify potential discrimination and harassment, including sexual and gender-based harassment and related retaliation (Prohibited Conduct), how to make a report, and where to go for help and support.
  • Understanding the university’s processes for responding to and resolving reports of Prohibited Conduct.
  • Learning how to be an upstander in situations where you feel comfortable doing so and ways you can contribute to a supportive university community.

About the training

There are two versions of Harassment Prevention Training.

  1. Those with designated leadership functions at the university, including faculty and staff with direct reports, are automatically assigned the Harassment Prevention Training for Managers, which takes approximately 160 minutes.
  2. All other non-supervisory employees, including student employees, are automatically assigned Harassment Prevention Training for Non-Managers, which takes approximately 60 minutes.

If you think you may have been assigned the incorrect version of the course, you should contact the HR Service Center to seek assistance.

How to complete the training

You will receive an email from TrojanLearn with instructions on how to access your required material, and information on completion deadlines. Before you begin the training, you must allow pop-ups, all cookies, and cross-site tracking.

You can also access the training through the following steps:

  1. Log into TrojanLearn using your USC NetID and password.
  2. Locate “My Transcript” at the center of the TrojanLearn homepage.
  3. Click “Launch” to access the course.

Note: Faculty or staff who are out on leave at the time Harassment Prevention Training is launched will receive the training assignment upon their return, with it due 60 days from the assignment date. Faculty or staff who go out on leave after being assigned the training will have the assignment removed from their TrojanLearn transcript and will receive the training assignment upon their return, and it will be due 60 days after the assignment date.

Tips and troubleshooting

You do not have to complete the training in one sitting. The training is divided into multiple modules so that you can complete it within 60 calendar days.

Be sure to complete an entire module before logging out to return to the training later. Note that due to the training vendor’s limitations, the training will return you to the beginning of the module you were working through when you last logged out (it is unable to save the exact place that you were in when exiting the training).

This course contains links that open up resources hosted on external websites in another window. If you are viewing the course in full screen, such as on a mobile device or laptop, please be aware that the course window is behind the external website. Please switch back to the course window in order to continue. If you accidentally close the course window, you might lose your progress and have to restart the section.

Once you finish the entire training, it is recommended you take a screenshot of the completion page for your records.

It is recommended you use the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser. Then, be sure you are allowing pop-ups, cookies, and cross-site tracking before beginning the training, as locking any of these will not allow the module to launch or properly track progress and completion.

  • How to allow pop-ups:
    • Upon launching the training, your browser will prompt you to allow pop-ups.
  • How to enable third-party cookies and cross-site tracking:
    • Please check and “Allow third-party cookies” in your browser settings.
    • Each internet browser has a different process for allowing cross-site tracking. Please follow the steps based on the browser you are using.
      • Chrome: Under Settings, visit Privacy and security > Third-party cookies > turn off Send a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic” option.
      • Firefox: Under Settings, visit Privacy & Security > Custom > under “Choose which trackers and scripts to block” > uncheck “Cookies” and “Tracking content.”
      • Safari: Under Settings, visit Privacy > uncheck “Prevent cross-site tracking” and “Block all cookies” option.

If you are still having problems loading or progressing through the training or have received error messages, our HR Service Center associates are prepared to assist you. Please call them at 213-821-8100 or email them at uschr@usc.edu, providing your full name, USC NetID, and a screenshot of what you are seeing in TrojanLearn.

Additional university resources and training

The university provides supplemental prevention education and training on promoting and protecting civil rights, including preventing discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation. This programming can be provided in-person or virtually and is available upon request or as determined necessary.

Depending on the nature of the potential training program, EEO-TIX may partner with other university resources, such as Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services, the Office of Professionalism and Ethics, the Office of Culture, Ethics, and Compliance, Human Resources, or university offices that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please contact Rahel Denboba, Training, Education, and Prevention Coordinator, at eeotix@usc.edu if interested in additional training on this content.