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Frequently Asked Questions about the Mandatory Training

  1. What is the Mandatory Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training at UNM?
  2. Why do I have to complete this training?
  3. What is the DOJ Agreement?
  4. How do I find more information about the DOJ Agreement?
  5. How do I register for the training?
  6. What topics are covered in the training?
  7. What if I have concerns about the training?
  8. I think I’ve already taken this training; how do I find out if I have completed it?
  9. What should I bring to the training session I plan to attend?
  10. What if I don’t have a Lobo Card?
  11. I’m only taking online classes; do I have to complete this training?
  12. I’m a graduate/HSC/law student, do I have to complete this training?
  13. I’m a branch campus student, do I have to take this training?
  14. I’ve heard about the training, but I haven’t been contacted to take it. Can I still sign up?
  15. I couldn’t provide feedback at the training, can I still do so?
  16. I’m really busy right now, can I take this training at a later time?
  17. What happens if I don’t take this training?
  18. How will this training help me?
  19. How can I become a LoboRESPECT Peer Educator?
  20. I'm a staff member and a student, do I have to complete this training?
  21. I think I completed this training during New Student Orientation, do I have to take it again?
  22. I'm a dual-credit student, am I required to take this training?
  23. None of the times scheduled work for me, what should I do?
  24. When I try to register for a session, it says the session is closed, what should I do?
  25. I need an accommodation for this training, who should I contact?
  26. What is a Professional Student?

 

  1. What is the Mandatory Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training at UNM?
    • UNM is providing interactive, in-person training to all students on the prevention of sexual harassment and misconduct and our policies and procedures regarding Title IX complaints. The in-person training module entitled “The Grey Area” is approximately 1.5 hours in length and is comprised of two sessions – a large group session and a smaller, peer-to-peer session. It is designed for students, with students to further our commitment to create a campus environment that does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment and misconduct.
  2. Why do I have to complete this training?
    • As part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Agreement, UNM agreed to provide in-person training to all of the students on the prevention of sexual harassment and misconduct and our policies and procedures regarding Title IX complaints. The training is required as part of your commitment to making our campus a safe and healthy environment for yourself and others.
  3. What is the DOJ Agreement?
    • On October 17, 2016, the University of New Mexico entered into a formal three-year Agreement with the DOJ regarding sexual harassment and misconduct on the campus. Complying with the DOJ requirements is a top priority and UNM is taking immediate steps to fulfill its obligations under the Agreement with the intent of meeting all of its milestones on schedule. 
  4. How do I find more information about the DOJ Agreement?
  5. How do I register for the training?
  6. What topics are covered in the training?
    • This training examines the interconnected issues of healthy relationships, "hooking up", consent, bystander intervention and sexual assault through a large group presentation and small group facilitated conversations. You will also learn more about local resources, reporting options, and UNM policies related to sexual misconduct. The course promotes a healthier and safer campus environment for everyone.
  7. What if I have concerns about the training?
    • If you have concerns about the training, please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center at 505.277.2911 or loborespect@unm.edu.
  8. I think I’ve already taken this training; how do I find out if I have completed it?
    • Please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center at 505.277.2911 or loborespect@unm.edu to determine if you need to complete this training.
  9. What should I bring to the training session I plan to attend?
    • It is crucial that you bring your UNM Lobo Card when you attend your training session.
  10. What if I don’t have a Lobo Card?
    • It is crucial that you bring your UNM Lobo Card when you attend your training session. If you need to obtain a Lobo Card, please contact the Lobo Card Office prior to attending a training session.
  11. I’m only taking online classes; do I have to complete this training?
    • No, exclusively online students do not have to complete the in-person Grey Area training. However, you will receive an email invitation to the annual online training entitled “Campus Clarity: Think About It,” which covers sexual harassment and misconduct, consent, bystander intervention, rape myths and gender discrimination as well as how to report incidents, confidentiality on campus and retaliation. This training is required for exclusively online students.
  12.  I’m a graduate/HSC/law student, do I have to complete this training?
    • Yes, this training is required of all UNM students, including graduate level students, medical, and law students. Please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center for more information about training requirements for your specific area.
  13. I’m a branch campus student, do I have to take this training?
    • Yes, all branch campus students are required to take this training. Please contact the representative for your campus for more information about your training sessions.
  14. I’ve heard about the training, but I haven’t been contacted to take it. Can I still sign up?
    • This is a mandatory training for all students at UNM. “Student” means all students who have a regular physical presence on campus and are enrolled in a degree-granting program for six credit hours or more per semester. This definition does not include students taking all of their classes exclusively online, students taking classes in non-degree or non-credit status, or students taking classes in the University’s Extended Learning or other community learning programs. If you do not meet the requirements of a “student”, but would still like to participate in a training session, please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center at 505.277.2911 or loborespect@unm.edu.
  15. I couldn’t provide feedback at the training, can I still do so?
    • Yes, send an email to loborespect@unm.edu and we will ensure you are able to provide feedback about the training.
  16.  I’m really busy right now, can I take this training at a later time?
    • Becoming familiar with these issues and the resources available to you as early as possible in the semester is critical to preventing these instances from occurring. We encourage all students to sign up for a training session as soon as possible.
  17. What happens if I don’t take this training?
    • Failure to complete this training by December 2017 can impact your ability to register for classes and/or graduate. Please complete this training requirement as soon as possible. 
  18. How will this training help me?
    • This training was created specifically for students. Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus. This training course will help you to think deeply about these issues as well as equip you with the information you need to care for yourself and others.
  19. How can I become a LoboRESPECT Peer Educator?
    • If you are interested in learning more about our peer educator program, please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center at 505.277.2911 or email at loborespect@unm.edu
  20. I'm a staff member and a student, do I have to complete this training?
    • Yes. This is a mandatory training for all students at UNM. “Student” means all students who have a regular physical presence on campus and are enrolled in a degree-granting program for six credit hours or more per semester. This definition does not include students taking all of their classes exclusively online, students taking classes in non-degree or non-credit status, or students taking classes in the University’s Extended Learning or other community learning programs. Even if you take annual online sexual harassment training as a UNM employee, you are required to take an in person session if you meet the criteria of a student.

 21. I think I completed this training during New Student Orientation, do I have to take it again?

    • Most UNM students who completed New Student Orientation in Summer 2015, Summer 2016, and Spring 2017 have completed this training. If you have completed this training during New Student Orientation, you do not need to complete this training again. If you are not sure you have completed this training, please send an email to loborespect@unm.edu with your name and UNM Student ID number and we will confirm for you. 

22. I'm a dual-credit student, am I required to take this training?

    • No. This student is required for all students at UNM who have a regular physical presence on campus and are enrolled in a degree-granting program for six credit hours or more per semester. This definition does not include students taking all of their classes exclusively online, students taking classes in non-degree or non-credit status, or students taking classes in the University’s Extended Learning or other community learning programs. Most dual-credit students who plan to attend UNM will complete this requirement during New Student Orientation.

23. None of the times scheduled work for me, what should I do?

    • This training must be completed by UNM students before December 2017. We are working to provide session times to UNM students that fit their schedule needs over the course of the Spring, Summer, and Fall semester. Please continue to check thegreyarea.unm.edu for updates to schedule times until a session that fits your schedule becomes available to you. 

24.When I try to register for a session, it says the session is closed, what should I do?

    • If you are receiveing a screen that says the survey is now closed, that means the session has reached capactiy. We are working to provide session times to UNM students that fit their schedule needs over the course of the Spring, Summer, and Fall semester. Please continue to check thegreyarea.unm.edu for updates to schedule times until a session that fits your schedule becomes available to you. 

25. I need an accommodation for this training, who should I contact?

    • If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified signed language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate for The Grey Area training, please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center 15 business days prior to your training date.  Training documents can be provided in various accessible formats.  Please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center if an accessible format is needed.

26. What is a Professional Student? 

    • Currently, we are considering students in the School of Law, School of Architecture and Planning - Graduate, Health Sciences Center, School of Engineering, and Anderson Graduate School of Management are required to take the Professional Student Grey Area Training. Undergraduate Nursing Students however are required to take the Undergraduate Grey Area Training. 

Under Title IX, sexual violence is a severe form of sexual harassment. Sexual violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the University of New Mexico. Sexual violence may be committed by a stranger, an acquaintance or someone with whom the victim is involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. Victims of sexual violence are encouraged to report what happened to law enforcement and seek assistance from any of the resources, on and off campus, listed in this publication. 

Please contact UNM's Title IX Coordinator, Heather Cowan, at hbcowan@unm.edu for more information about Title IX.