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Annual Training

Every year, Harvard Griffin GSAS requires students to complete sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct training.

Once you achieve a score of 75 percent or greater on the post-training assessment, the Title IX hold on your registration will be lifted, typically within an hour. 

The annual training is designed to address: 

  • interim FAS policies and procedures for addressing Title IX sexual and gender-based harassment and other sexual misconduct  
  • the role of Title IX resource coordinators 
  • resources that provide support 
  • the Office for Gender Equity (OGE) 
  • sexual harassment/assault resources & education (SHARE) counselors 
  • procedures for formal complaints 
  • bystander intervention 
  • a culture of healthy norms and values. 

Three additional voluntary modules are designed to address specific issues that Harvard Griffin GSAS students may encounter during their studies at Harvard. 

  • Teaching Fellows describes your responsibilities as a teaching fellow (TF), discusses policies specific to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and presents scenarios that you may encounter as a TF. 
  • Study and Research Abroad describes issues that may arise when you are studying or researching in an unfamiliar environment, suggests steps you can take to reduce risks, and details resources you can access while outside the United States. 
  • Bystander Intervention discusses situations in which you may witness inappropriate or concerning behavior and provides tools you can use to help Harvard achieve a culture of civility and respect for all. 

These trainings contain sensitive subject matter. Please email Seth Avakian ( with questions about content and accessibility, or if you feel that you are unable to complete the training. 

Completing the Training 


  • You will need to interact with buttons on some slides and/or wait for the audio/video content to finish before you can click on “next.” 
  • You do not have to complete the training in one session. If you need to take a break, make sure to exit the course to retain your progress. When re-opening the course, it will automatically return you to where you left off. 
  • If you’re in a public environment, please consider using headphones. 


  1. You cannot take the training on a tablet or mobile device. Please use a laptop or desktop computer. 
  2. Check your browser settings. 
  3. Make sure you do not have a pop-up blocker enabled. 
  4. You can turn off your pop-up blocker by clicking a red “x” in the upper right corner of your browser window and choosing “always allow.” The Harvard Training Portal has additional instructions
  5. Click the link in your email or in the description of the Title IX hold in my.harvard to access the training. 
  6. Log in with your HarvardKey. 
  7. Begin by launching and completing the Pre-Course Check-In. 
  8. Next, close the training window by clicking on the “X” in the top right of the training (do not close the browser). 
  9. After completing the Policies and Resources training, close the training window again and launch the Assessment.  
  10. Once you achieve a score of 75 percent or greater and complete the assessment, the Title IX hold on your registration will be lifted, typically within an hour. 
  11. When you have completed the training, you may close the browser window. 
  12. Launch one or more of the three additional training modules, if desired. 
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