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.
College administrators regularly participate 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 Skillsoft. Refer to these instructions for any questions related to the Required Employee Training.
Information pertaining to Title IX and Bystander Intervention will also be shared with students through training modules in GCN. Refer to these instructions for any questions related to Required Student Trainings.
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 2019 – 2020 academic year:
- October 15, 2019 - Time & Stress Management
- October 24, 2019 - Sexual Harassment
- November 14, 2019 - Bystander Intervention
- February 5, 2020 - Healthy Relationships