Workplace Harassment Prevention

Students, faculty, and staff at Washington and Lee University have the right to work and study in an environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. Not only is harassment illegal - it is also disruptive to the kind of workplace we all want to be part of. All members of the campus community play a part in discouraging, responding to and preventing the types of misconduct prohibited by the University Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Other Than Sex and the Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy (recommended reading before taking the online course discussed below).


You are encouraged to report any misconduct under either of the above policies, but please note that all faculty and staff are expected to report sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.  Certain employees, designated as "responsible employees," are required to report sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking under University policy and applicable law.  For more information on reporting requirements and contact information:


An individual affected by sexual misconduct, whether as a complainant or a respondent has access to support resources.  You can contact a Discrimination Policy Advisor for support.  Information on the program is available at  Lauren Kozak is the Title IX Coordinator.  She is located in the Elrod Commons and her phone number is 540-458-4055.  Information on other resources is available at

The On-Line Course through United Educators

All employees must complete an on-line course, "Workplace Harassment:  Fundamentals" within 31 days of employment.  The examples and scenarios used in the course are specifically designed for colleges and universities and cover the complex issues surrounding harassment in an academic workplace.  This course reminds us all of the importance of recognizing and preventing unlawful harassment in the workplace and of the standards of civility that have made W&L what it is today. 

1)      Go to

2)      Complete the Registration form.

a.  Enter your first name, last name, email address and click "Register."
b.  You will receive a welcome email with your username and a temporary password.
c.  Follow the link in the email to sign on.
d.  You will be prompted to:                                                              

i.    Enter your temporary password
ii.   Create a new password
iii.  Create and answer a security question

3)     Complete the course - estimated to take less than 60 minutes. 

4)     A history of your completed courses is available in "My Completions." You will also receive an email containing a link         to your completion certificate, upon successful completion of the course.

Tips for Completing Courses

Need Help?

If you have issues with sign-in or accessing the courses, or if you did not receive your welcome email, visit the Support Portal at 

All other questions should be directed to Kim Austin at

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