Freedom From Discrimination and Harassment Online Training

Freedom From Discrimination and Harassment Online Training
Date: December 2015

Dear colleagues,

Bowdoin College is committed to providing a working and a learning community that is free from harassment and discrimination. As a College community, we support an environment that recognizes the worth and potential of every individual and accords respect and civility to all.

To ensure all faculty and employees are provided with annual education regarding what is considered appropriate workplace conduct, how to recognize all forms of discriminatory and sexual harassment, and what to do in case they witness it, we are asking you to complete an interactive, online training* developed by our insurer, United Educators. 

The new training takes about 45 – 60 minutes.  Please read through the Freedom from Discrimination and Harassment policy in the Employee Handbook before taking the online program.  Your completion of the program will indicate to us that you have read and understood our College policy and can recognize workplace harassment.  All faculty and administrative staff as well as all supervisors are required to complete the training annually.

If you have any comments or questions about Bowdoin’s policy, or would like more information regarding the identification and prevention of sexual harassment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, x3837.

Thank you.

Jennifer Scanlon
Interim Dean of Academic Affairs

Tama Spoerri
Vice President for Human Resources

* Employees will log on to Blackboard, Bowdoin’s web-based course and organization management system. If you’re not familiar with this please follow these directions:

  • On your computer, open a web browser (Firefox is recommended; Chrome and Safari are also compatible. Please do not use Internet Explorer)
  • Type into the URL box. Click the Enter key on the keyboard
  • On the login screen, enter your Bowdoin username and password (the same login credentials that you use for webmail)
  • Now logged in, go to the “Organizations” box and click on the pull down to expand it and allow you to see your choices
  • Look for “Bowdoin College Compliance Training” and click on the link. Look for the “Workplace Harassment: Fundamentals” folder and click on it. This takes you to the “Workplace Harassment: Fundamentals” course link. Click on this and the UE EduRisk training module will open for you to begin.