Social Equity: Required Annual Training
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) and the Office of Social Equity are committed to creating a safe, secure campus that is free from discrimination. In doing so, all students and all employees are required to complete various annual training courses to be in compliance with Pennsylvania and federal laws. These mandatory trainings are to be complete each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
- Social Equity Training - All employees and all Cal U student employees
- WorkPlace Answers by EVERFI (WPA) - All students
- Cornerstone OnDemand Learning Management System - All employees and all Cal U student employees
- LawRoom by EVERFI - EDU: Protect Children (Pennsylvania) Training - All employees and all Cal U student employees
- Campus Security Authority (CSA) - All University-designated CSAs
For questions, please contact the Office of Social Equity at SocialEquity@calu.edu or call 724-938-4014.
What training must I complete?
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and California University of Pennsylvania requires all employees to complete mandatory Office of Social Equity training annually each fiscal year, July 1 - June 30, in compliance with federal and Pennsylvania state laws, as well as the University's policies.
Currently, the Office of Social Equity offers in-person training sessions or online training. An employee can complete the online Social Equity training by clicking on the link below:
*In order to get credit for completing the online training, you must PRINT OUT the Training Receipt (found at the end of the training), then COMPLETE and RETURN it to:
California University of Pennsylvania
Office of Social Equity
250 University Ave., Box 9
California, PA 15419-1394
Or you can scan and email the receipt to SocialEquity@calu.edu.
Or you can fax ithe receipt to 724-938-1672.
Thank for your attention to this important training compliance matter. Any questions should be addressed to the Office of Social Equity, located in South Hall, Room 112; or contact us by telephone at 724-938-4014 or via email to SocialEquity@calu.edu.
All Students: Office of Social Equity annual required training via WorkPlace Answers (WPA), an EVERFI company
Online training is provided by WorkPlace Answers, an EVERFI company. Each student will receive email from WorkPlace Answers, an EVERFI company by EVERFI with course access and login details. Or you can follow the steps below to access your WorkPlace Answers, an EVERFI company account:
Step 1: Log on at: https://slate.workplaceanswers.com/calu/
Step 2: Enter your last name and your full Cal U email address ONLY
Step 3: Follow the prompts to complete the training
All undergraduate and graduate students (traditional and non-traditional, on campus and online) must complete these WorkPlace Answers, an EVERFI company courses:
- The Clery Act and Campus Security Authorities
- Student Empower Plus
The training does not have to be completed in one sitting. WorkPlace Answers, an EVERFI company will save your work, so you can complete it at a later time. You will continue to receive reminder emails from WorkPlace Answers, an EVERFI company until all your required annual training is completed.
Once you have completed each course, print out the Certificate of Completion for your records. WorkPlace Answers, an EVERFI company will retain your courses, records and certificates, so you can access them at any time during the fiscal year.
NOTE: To log in, enter your Last Name only and your full Cal U email address (email@example.com). Depending on your computer setup, the WPA courses may open in a minimized screen. If this occurs, click on the Maximize button to enlarge your screen. If you are unable to see the whole training course box, use Ctrl and + or - (to adjust the zoom on the browser) until you can view the entire box.
WPA's Technical Requirements & Accessibility Compliance details can be found at: http://www.workplaceanswers.com/technical-requirements/.
All Employees and Cal U Student Employees: Cornerstone OnDemand Learning Management System training
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All Employees and Cal U Student Employees: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Mandated Reporter LawRoom training
LawRoom by EVERFI: EDU: Protect Children (Pennsylvania) Training has been vetted by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and the collective bargaining units representing employees on our campus. All individuals on the State System's payroll, including universities employees (management, faculty and staff, as well as student employees: work-study students, paid interns, graduate assistants, etc.) are required to complete this training course annually. If you are active on Cal U's payroll, then you are in the LawRoom system.
The State System does NOT accept any other training as a replacement for completing this course. The LawRoom by EVERFI system will email each employee with a personal login password and course link, and will email monthly reminders until the course is completed.
NOTE: LawRoom's training system requires internet access via Chrome, Firefox, IE 10 or 11 and runs on HTML5. If you are having trouble accessing your LawRoom by EVERFI training, contact UTech Services (724-938-5911) to have your browser updated and/or try accessing the training from another computer.
Designated Campus Security Authority (CSA) training
In-person Campus Security Authority (CSA) training will be offered each semester. However, if you are unable to attend an in-person training session, then you can complete the training here online.
Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a term used in The Clery Act to describe someone who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The regulations that govern The Clery Act (34 CFR 668.46) define a CSA as:
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
- Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a Campus Police Department or a campus security department, such as an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property.
- Any individual or organization specified in an institution's statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
- An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.
If you are unsure if you are considered a CSA and need to take this training, please contact the Office of Social Equity at (724) 938-4014 or via email at SocialEquity@calu.edu.
To access the Clery Center for Security on Campus and the Campus Security Authority (CSA) Guide, click on this link.
This Training Session is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) (The Clery Act), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act) and University's policies.