Faculty & Staff Training

Baylor University continues to develop a campus culture of care. Our role as a prominent Christian University demands that we create a safe and secure environment within which all members of our community - faculty, staff, and students - can learn, thrive, and become the people God has created them to be. Every faculty and staff member plays an integral part in fostering a campus culture characterized by dignity, integrity, safety, and respect.

One step towards creating and maintaining a safe environment is continuous communication and education of our community. All faculty and staff are required annually to complete the Bridges: Building a Supportive Community course, which will launch in the Fall of 2020.

For the time being faculty and staff members will be able to launch the Baylor Title IX Refresher Course by clicking HERE. If you have specific questions pertaining to training content, please contact the Training and Prevention Specialist at Title_IX@baylor.edu


Caring Community

Specific Baylor policies and resources may be found at www.baylor.edu/titleix. It is important for faculty and staff to understand their roles in working with those who have been affected by these behaviors. Please see the Responsible Employee tab for more information.

If you have questions regarding reporting, the policy, or your role as a responsible employee, please contact the Title IX Office at (254) 710-8454 or Title_IX@baylor.edu. If you encounter a student or colleague who may have been affected by sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and/or intimate partner violence, please contact the Title IX Office. When in doubt, contact the Title IX Office.

Please note
  • The course addresses sensitive issues through scenarios and information that may be difficult to watch. These instances are not included for shock value, rather it is important for faculty and staff to be equipped for all situations possibly encountered with a student or coworker. The goal of this training is to prepare us for these disturbing situations so that we will respond with care and knowledge should they occur in reality. Some participants may find that the training recalls a past traumatic experience. If this occurs, we encourage you to contact the Employee Assistance Program to receive support.

  • The course content includes references to non-Christian faiths. These references provide guidance on interactions with students, community members, and external colleagues who may be of other faiths. Baylor University is a faith-based institution and, as such, is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion for hiring decisions.
Prior to taking the course Taking the course
  • Be sure to turn off the pop-up blocker for your internet browser. CLICK HERE for instructions to disable pop-up windows.
  • Adjust the volume on your computer to an appropriate level for your environment, as the course does have audio for scenarios involving sensitive topics.
  • Expect the course to take a minimum of two-to-three hours, however, you may leave the course and return at a later time to the point you exited.

Additional Training

If you would like to inquire about in-person training, contact the Title IX Office at Title_IX@baylor.edu.


More Information

Related Baylor University Policies Resources Articles FAQs
  1. Who do I call if I encounter problems taking the course?

    For problems with course functionality, contact the Title IX Office at (254) 710-8454. If the course triggers a past experience or to report an incident, please see the resources in the callout boxes to the right.

  2. Can I take the course from a smartphone or tablet?

    This online course is not supported on the Safari browser which is the default for all Apple tablets (iPad) and smartphones (iPhone). Therefore, you should plan to take this training on a laptop or desktop computer and use Google Chrome internet browser.

  3. How do I leave and return to the course?

    Click EXIT in the top right of the training page. Then click YES in the next box. The next time you click on the blue play button to resume the course, you will be brought back to the page where you chose to exit.

  4. Who is considered a "responsible employee" as referenced in the course?

    All Baylor employees should consider themselves "responsible employees" and take responsibility for their role in ensuring campus safety. More information on Title IX-related situations can be found HERE.

  5. How do I track my progress through the course?

    Click on Menu in the top right corner. This area displays a list of sections and chapters for the course content. Once you have finished a section, it will be noted as "Complete."

  6. How long does the course take to complete?

    Online courses allow participants to complete the content at their own pace, so there is not a definitive amount of time the course takes to complete. Progress depends on several factors including reading speed, prior knowledge of the content, and optional readings.

Title IX

Baylor University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education or employment programs and activities, and it does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender.

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