Title IX Training

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University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is committed to promoting a learning environment that is free from sex and gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

As such, we want to ensure:

  • All members of the UMB community are aware of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX;
  • Promote common understanding of the expectations under Title IX and UMB policy, including what is prohibited behaviors;
  • Provide information on resources available to persons that have experienced or been impacted by sexual misconduct; and
  • Encourage reporting of incidents to allow UMB to respond, remedy, and work to prevent misconduct.

All students, including visiting students, are required to complete the online module StudentSuccess.  A hold will be placed on the accounts of any students who do not complete the module prior to the training deadline.  

If you have questions regarding the training, please contact Stephanie Suerth, Office of Accountability and Compliance Education & Outreach Program Director, via email at: ssuerth@umaryland.edu


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is this mandatory program?

UMB is required, under Title IX and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or Campus SaVE Act, to provide sexual violence awareness and sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, prevention training. 

How do I prepare for the training?

Title IX training by its nature, addresses issues of sexual discrimination, harassment, misconduct, and violence. UMB understands that the training may trigger an emotional response, especially if you have experienced or been impacted by these issues or behaviors.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the training, or would like additional information to determine its potential effects, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Mary MacFadden, at mmacfadden@umaryland.edu.

What if I received this education before?

Students are required to complete annual training.  The Title IX training includes a full course the first year it is completed.  Thereafter, students are assigned refresher courses on specific topics from the initial training. 

When do I take the training?

UMB provides annual training in the Fall of each academic year.  Students will receive a notification each year that the training window has opened and when the deadline will be.  The information will also be included as an announcement in the Elm. 

What if I do not complete the program by the required date?

For students that do not complete the training by the required date, a hold will be placed on their student account.  Students with a hold will not be able to register for courses for the next academic semester until the training is complete and the hold is lifted. 

Technical Information

  • Title IX Training is provided in partnership with StudentSuccess. If you experience technical difficulty, please contact them at https://title9.studentsuccess.org/student-tech-help/.
  • The module(s) can be completed at your own pace from any computer. Courses are best supported by the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
  • If you need to stop, please complete the current ‘chapter’ to save your progress and return to complete the module at a later date.