Equal Opportunity Office staff members are available to provide training upon request to any University department, or to any student, faculty or employee group.  Training topics include:

  • Introduction to the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy 
  • Introduction to the Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • UGA's Sexual Assault Response (SAR) Protocol for University employees
  • Sexual violence awareness and prevention*
  • What to do if you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted
  • Best practices for accommodating students and employees with disabilities
  • LGBTQ Primer: Creating an inclusive community for individuals who identify as LGBTQ
  • Other NDAH Policy-related topics upon request

The Equal Opportunity Office offers trainings on many of the topics listed above on a quarterly basis through UGA's Training and Development Center.  "Introduction to the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy" and "LGBTQ Primer" both count as an elective toward UGA's Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. To review course offerings at the Training and Development Center and to register, please go to:

Upon request, the Equal Opportunity Office will also provide trainings on any of the topics listed above for any group of students, faculty, staff and/or other University community members.  To request a training, please contact the EOO at or (706) 542-7912.

*The attached PDF file identifies sexual violence awareness and prevention programs that are available at UGA through the EOO and other offices on campus.


Upcoming Training Events

This is an interactive, introductory course on the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy that explains the practical applications of the Policy – what kind of conduct the Policy prohibits, the reporting responsibilities of University employees, and discusses case studies.  Topics covered include: who and where the NDAH Policy applies; definitions of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment; what to do if you have knowledge that discrimination or harassment is occurring; mandatory reporting obligations for persons in positions of authority; and EOO procedures for responding to and/or investigating complaints under the NDAH Policy. This course is recommended for all University employee and counts as an elective toward the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. 

Date: November 4, 2016
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Presenter: Kristopher Stevens, Equal Opportunity Office

Register at:

Event date:
11/04/2016 - 10:00am

The University System of Georgia is committed to ensuring a safe and respectful learning environment that supports the dignity of all members of the University System of Georgia community.  The Sexual Misconduct Policy training class will highlight the kinds of complaints that fall within the jurisdiction of this policy (allegations of sexual misconduct against students), the policies and procedures that are in place to ensure that all parties involved in a sexual misconduct complaint receive appropriate support and fair treatment, and how allegations of sexual misconduct arising under this policy are handled in a prompt, thorough and equitable manner.  Participants in this class will gain a better understanding of what constitutes sexual consent, the various forms of sexual misconduct covered by the policy, as well as how complaints of sexual misconduct are investigated and addressed.

Date: November 18, 2016
Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Presenter: Jarmon DeSadier, Equal Opportunity Office

Register at:

Event date:
11/18/2016 - 11:00am

This class will discuss the University’s compliance obligations under Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act relating to UGA students and employees with disabilities; the respective responsibilities of the person with a disability and the University for requesting and obtaining accommodations and the associated procedures; the respective roles of UGA’s Disability Resource Center, Human Resources and the Equal Opportunity Office in responding to requests for accommodations and insuring legal compliance; and examples of reasonable accommodations.   

Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Presenters: Patricia Marshall, Disability Resource Center & Clare Norins, Equal Opportunity Office

Register at: 

Event date:
11/29/2016 - 11:00am

This class discusses what it means to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) and how to create a more inclusive culture within the UGA community for LGBTQ-identified students, faculty and staff.  This course counts as an elective toward UGA's Diversity and Inclusion Certificate.

Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Presenters: Meg Evans, LGBT Resource Center & Clare Norins, Equal Opportunity Office

Register at: 

Event date:
11/30/2016 - 1:30pm