Training and Outreach

We provide training on a variety of equal opportunity issues that can be brought exclusively to your unit. Take advantage of the ability to participate in meaningful discussion with professional facilitation by scheduling a presentation on one of the topics listed.

On this page:

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at the University of Kentucky
Understanding Disability and the Law
Renovating for Access and Planning for Accessibility
Discrimination and Harassment: What You Need to Know
The Supervisor's Role in Preventing Harassment
Sexual Misconduct: Your Rights and Responsibilities

 
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at the University of Kentucky

You can expect to learn

  • What is required of federal contractors with regard to Affirmative Action.
  • How the Council on Postsecondary Education Diversity Plan impacts our institution.
  • About the federal and state statutes that govern equal opportunity and the agencies that administer enforcement.
  • The specific ongoing efforts taken by the university to fulfill its equal opportunity commitments.

You will benefit by

  • Coming to appreciate the value of the steps taken to assure equal opportunity and diversity in a major research and educational institution.
 
Understanding Disability and the Law

You can expect to learn

  • How "disability" is defined by the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA.
  • Who meets the definition of a "qualified individual with a disability."
  • When it is appropriate to provide reasonable accommodation.

You will benefit by

  • Focusing on the responsibilities of everyone, under the laws that protect the rights of people with qualified disabilities.
 
Renovating for Access and Planning for Accessibility

You can expect to learn

  • How and why it is important to make surroundings accessible.
  • To identify examples of preventable errors in construction and the appropriate standards used to assure universal design.
  • How the ADA Standards for Accessible Design affect campus construction.

You will benefit by

  • Gaining insight into the advantages of actively seeking to design and attain a more accommodating campus environment, one step at a time.
 
Discrimination and Harassment: What You Need to Know

You can expect to learn

  • The legal definition of what characterizes different types of harassment.
  • How to identify the best methods to prevent harassment in the workplace.
  • Reporting obligations by the University community.
  • Investigative process for complaints made.

You will benefit by

  • Being able to appreciate that the University of Kentucky is committed to building a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected, and discrimination or harassment in any form is prohibited.
 
The Supervisor's Role in Preventing Harassment

You can expect to learn

  • What the law says in terms of employer liability with regard to discrimination and harassment.
  • How to take steps to prevent a hostile environment, which is key in helping eliminate the possibility of racial or sexual harassment.
  • When and how to address complaints from employees regarding offensive behavior.

You will benefit by

  • Gaining information about your obligation as a supervisor to help ensure a respectful academic and work environment
 
Sexual Misconduct: Your Rights and Responsibilites

You can expect to learn

  • How the University defines sexual misconduct
  • Where a complaint can be made
  • Reporting obligations 
  • The University's investigation process

You will benefit by

  • Developing an understanding of the University's role in preventing, responding, and resolving sexual misconduct.