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OIE – Preventing Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Learn more about the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and the policies it oversees at the University – policies that are in place to prevent and address discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.

OIE oversees the University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy & Procedures, as well as the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures. In this 1-2 hour OIE in person training, community members will: 1) explore how the University defines discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct; 2) learn how community members can report concerns and how OIE responds to the same; 3) utilize interactive scenarios to understand how OIE assesses and responds to reports; and 4) share information about resources and support services available to students, staff and faculty.

Estimated Time: 1-2 hours, depending on division needs

Provider: Instructor Led (by OIE Staff Members). For more information or to schedule a live training session, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 410-516-8075 or e-mail An Office of Institutional Equity team member will be in contact with you.


Online Trainings Through myLearning

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training – Required Undergraduate Student Training

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training teaches students to recognize sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, and to identify healthy and unhealthy relationship practices. It also equips students with essential skills to navigate consent-based conversations and engage in bystander intervention safely.

Student Affairs’ Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training website includes helpful information about student training requirements.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training – Required Graduate Student Training

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training teaches students information and skills to safely intervene in situations that may lead to sexual misconduct, and it discusses students’ rights and responsibilities related to sexual misconduct. Sexual Misconduct includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and staking. It is important that students take this training to help contribute to a respectful and healthy campus community.

Graduate Student Upstanders is an online learning experience that exceeds Title IX compliance to help build academic communities of engaged bystanders who can identify harmful situations, and have the motivation and skills needed to intervene. Graduate Student Upstanders weaves bystander engagement and intervention throughout four topic areas.

Preventing and Addressing Harassment and Sexual Misconduct – Required Employee Training

This course prepares employees to cultivate and maintain a workplace culture resistant to discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Faculty and staff will be equipped with the information and skills that promote intervention, empathy, and allyship. This course includes a section specific to requirements under Title IX and the Clery Act.

Building Inclusion at Work Training Bundle

This series is recommended by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for all new employees at Johns Hopkins.
The courses explore strategies that can help build inclusive environments, including allyship, creating safe spaces
for challenging conversations, using inclusive language, and developing cultural competence.

Additional myLearning Courses Include:


Diversity Education Opportunities

Visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s (“ODI”) website on Diversity Education Opportunities for more information about how ODI provides diversity education opportunities and connects members of the Hopkins community to related resources.

Visit ODI’s website on Inclusive Excellence Education and Development for more information about how ODI connects the JHU community to resources that will help us all work towards a more inclusive campus climate.


Bystander Intervention Training

BIT is an interactive, student-facilitated training that aims to engage everyone in preventing gender violence on the JHU Homewood campus. Bystander Intervention Training helps students identify situations of concern, and provides knowledge and tools to encourage safe and successful interventions. Adapted from a curriculum developed at the University of New Hampshire and Duke University, the goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of sexual and relationship violence on campus by training participants to intervene in safe and creative ways, rather than standing aside as a passive bystander. If you would like to schedule a BIT program for your student group, please contact Alyse Campbell at