Student Training

Before the start of their first term, all incoming degree-seeking students are required to attend a comprehensive training on Sex & Consent during their on-campus Orientation Program.

All undergraduates students will then be invited to take a second sexual respect online training during their third year at COA. If you have taken a similar course at another college or university, as part of another undergraduate program, you are still required to take the training. 

Faculty and Staff Training

Each year, all faculty and staff are required to complete online training in the following topics, through our online training platform - KnowBe4. If you need assistance accessing your online training portal, please email Lothar Holzke or Puranjot Kaur.

FERPA Overview
Protecting Privacy Under FERPA
Maine Sexual Harassment Prevention
Title IX for Higher Education: Requirements and Responsibilities
Title IX for Higher Education: Recognizing Misconduct
Title IX for Higher Education: Reporting and Response
Title IX Policies at College of the Atlantic

Additionally, several in-person training sessions for faculty and staff are offered each year. 

Other Off-Campus Training Opportunities - Bystander Intervention

There are many online learning tools and opportunities to learn about supporting fellow community members and the bystander intervention approach. This section lists a selection of the many tools available:

Right to Be (Live Online Trainings) - is a training that engages participants in safe and effective ways to be an active bystander in ending street harassment.

Bystander Intervention: Focusing on Social Justice (Recorded Webinar) - offered by PreventConnect. In this 1.5 hour long recorded webinar presenters discussed bystander intervention strategies and how social justice is linked to this work.

Prevent Connect Wiki on Bystander Intervention (Webpage) - A user generated website with information about developing, implementing and evaluating bystander intervention efforts.

Beyond Bystander Intervention: Addressing Power-Based Violence and Rape Culture on the College Campus (Podcast) - by Vickie Sides, Rachel Caidor and Sari Lipsett for PreventConnect (2014). This podcast reflects on the session entitled Beyond Bystander Intervention: Addressing Power-Based Violence and Rape Culture on the College Campus held at the 2013 National Sexual Assault Conference. This podcast discusses moving the conversation beyond individual change behavior models to models that engage intervention more broadly.

Active Bystanders: Interactive Scenarios (Webpage) - by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These interactive bystander scenarios explore the consequences of various approaches in different situations based on user responses.