Training and Programs
In order to ensure compliance with Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which amends the Clery Act, Piedmont Technical College has included information in its New Student Orientation program to further educate students regarding the definitions of consent, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and stalking.
In March 2016, college administrators participated in Title IX training as a part of a larger effort of the South Carolina Technical College System to further educate college faculty and staff of their obligations to report allegations of inappropriate or threatening conduct. This information is shared with faculty and staff throughout the school year, including through training modules in GCN, which can be accessed here. Instructions for Required Employee Trainings can be found here.
Information pertaining to Title IX and Bystander Intervention will also be shared with students through training modules in GCN, which can be accessed here. Instructions for Required Student Trainings can be found here.
In addition, primary prevention and awareness sessions are conducted throughout the school year to inform students of relevant definitions, deliberate programming, strategies and initiatives intended to end dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The following workshops have been scheduled for the 2016 – 2017 academic year:
- September 14 – Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment
- October 19 – Stalking & Risk Reduction Behaviors
- November 2 – Stress Management
- November 15 – Alcohol & Drug Abuse
- February 14 – Building Effective Relationships
- February 22 – Dating Violence
- March 21 – Alcohol & Drug Abuse
- April 5 – Bystander Intervention
More information on the workshops can be found here.