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Education and Training

Education is at the heart of Indiana University's mission. IU South Bend believes that education is the best tool for preventing discrimination and harassment, and will serve to enhance the quality of education for all. Through this educational mission IU promotes campus diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.

The Office of Affirmative Action conducts customized workshops for departments interested in providing education to their staff, faculty, or students on affirmative action, equity, and diversity-related issues.

To arrange a program, contact:

Office of Affirmative Action
247A Administration Building
Phone: 574-520-4384

Programs and Workshops

All programs and workshops can be customized to better address issues in your area.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Issues

This program is designed to familiarize departments with compliance responsibilities and requirements such as physical requirements for space, written material requirements, request for assistance at events and programs, evacuation plans, accommodations for students and staff, and available tesources.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

This program teaches participants the differences between affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and diversity. It provides legal definitions of discrimination, and identifies groups that are legally protected by laws or university policies.

Legal Compliance Training for Supervisors

Required of all supervisors, this series consists of four workshops offered in collaboration with University Human Resource Services. The workshops cover the following topics:

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Fair Labor Standards Act
    Family Medical Leave Act
    Sexual harassment

For more information or to register, contact Affirmative Action Office.

Preventing Sexual Harassment

This program educates participants on the definition of sexual harassment; university policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment; issues of retaliation; how to recognize nonverbal, verbal, and physical harassment; what to do; and university resources.

Recruiting, Interviewing, and Selecting New Employees

This program provides information for persons or departments recruiting new employees. Information will include what can and can't be asked in interviews, EEOC regulations, how to screen job applicants, and how to be sure candidates have the necessary skills.