Training & Development

 

Left: Deborah Burris, UMSL, Susan Wilson, UMKC, UM System Interim President Middleton, Shenethia Manuel, S&T, and Neil Outar, S&T. Right: UM System Interim President Middleton addressing the NADOHE Annual Conference, 2016. 

Institutional Equity, Diversity & Inclusion strives to provide training and educational resources for the entire Missouri S&T community in an effort to develop a stronger, more inclusive environment for all. We focus on a variety of diversity and inclusion, social justice and Title IX topics and we are able to deliver trainings in person, online, as well as other formats to better fit your needs. IEDI strives to meet the ever changing needs of the campus community. Information can be found below on the standard trainings available. If you have a specific need, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll work with you to develop a training that meets your desired outcomes.


  • This training is specifically for faculty and staff members of search committees formed to fill faculty and staff vacancies. All members of a university search committee must have completed this training through IEDI. If you are forming a search committee we recommend scheduling this early in your process. Outcomes for this training are as follows:

    • Develop an understanding of diversity and inclusion.
    • Develop an understanding of our personal bias.
    • Identify methods of minimizing the effect of our personal bias.
    • Identify methods of conveying a welcoming and inclusive environment.
    • Identify methods of aggressive recruiting (not just posting).

Length: 1.5 hours

  • An introduction to diversity and inclusion at Missouri S&T - this training is provided during monthly new employee orientation for staff. This training attempts to build a greater understanding of our own community and how we can work together to fulfill our mission. Outcomes for this training are as follows:

    • Develop the ability to express the importance of diversity and inclusion in the Missouri S&T community.
    • Be able to articulate definitions of diversity and inclusion.
    • Discover tools to help understand, prevent and/or challenge micro-aggressions/bias behavior.
    • Be able to identify personal diverse traits.
    • Be able to identify available resources to further professional development and training on diversity and inclusion.

Length: 30 minutes

  • Title IX Overview for Students serves to inform the general student body of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX. This training will include the process of filing a report, provide definitions and terms, and provide a greater understanding of consent. Points of this training can be adapted for different audiences to include; residence life, Greek life, athletics, new student programs and other areas of campus. This training may be modified to include case studies and scenario practice that includes intervention models from the bystander intervention program Step Up! Outcomes for this training are as follows:

    • Have a stronger understanding of Title IX and the rights it affords you.
    • Know how and where to report potential Title IX violations.
    • Be able to articulate the process that follows a Title IX report.
    • Identify preventative measures to problematic events.

Length: Between 30 minutes to 1 hour

  • Title IX Overview for Student Leaders training is similar to the Title IX Overview for Students with a stronger focus on reporting responsibilities and obligations. Points of this training can be adapted for different audiences to include; residence life, Greek life, athletics, new student programs and other areas of campus. This training can be modified to include case studies and scenario practice that includes intervention models from the bystander intervention program Step Up! Outcomes for this training are as follows:

    • Have a stronger understanding of Title IX and the rights it affords you and your members.
    • Understand your role with Title IX as a Student Leader.
    • Know how and where to report potential Title IX violations.
    • Be able to articulate the process that follows a Title IX report.
    • Identify preventative measures to problematic events.
  • This training is geared towards faculty and staff members in the Missouri S&T community who work closely with students and focuses on how to work with students/individuals who disclose that they have experienced a form of sexualized discrimination/harassment/assault. Definitions, responsibilities, best practices and case studies are covered. Outcomes for this training are as follows:
    • Develop a stronger understanding of the institutional obligations under Title IX.
    • Grasp the role of a Title IX first responder.
    • Understand the difference between an advocate and first responder.
    • A better understanding of how to manage situations involving a reluctant victim.
    • Know how and where to report a Title IX violation.
    • Develop skills and strategies for working with students/individuals who experience a form of sexualized discrimination/violence.

Length: 1 to 2 hours

Mandated Reporter is any employee of the University who becomes aware of an act of sexual harassment (including sexual misconduct) or behavior which could be characterized as sexual harassment when perpetrated against a faculty, staff, student, or visitor of the University.

Employees with a legal obligation or privilege of confidentiality (including health care providers, counselors, lawyers, and their associated staff) are not considered mandated reporters and are not required to report when the information is learned in the course of a confidential communication.

Click here to acess the training:  Mandated Reporter

Missouri University of Science and Technology, in an effort to educate faculty, staff, student employees on their responsibilities in creating and maintaining an environment free from sexual discrimination, requires all employees and volunteers/courtesy appointments to complete the Harassment training within 30 days of the day they begin their term of service with the University.

Click here to access Harassment: What it is and How to Stop it


To ensure that we are doing all we can to create and preserve a safe and inclusive environment for our campus community, we are requiring that all new students view and complete the Not Anymore training from Student Success™. This video-based, online module will assist in helping students develop strategies to prevent and protect themselves and others from sexual violence and harassment. Through interactive videos and activities, the program covers topics such as consent, sexual assault, bystander intervention, dating/intimate partner violence, and stalking. 

Program Instructions

Not Anymore is currently available and students are required to complete the program by the last day of their first semester. Students must earn at least a 70% on the program; that means retaking the post-test until the score is earned.

To enter the program, log on at the link listed below and follow the instructions provided. You will be able to use this link to re-enter the program without needing to start over if you wish to pause your progress and resume at a later time. 

If at any time you have questions or concerns regarding the program requirements or content, please contact the Missouri S&T Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion office. For technical difficulties, contact Student Success™ through the program HELP button or at terrylynn.pearlman@studentsuccess.org.

Thank you in advance for your participation. Through your support, Missouri S&T is becoming a nationwide model for a safer campus community.

Not Anymore Training

STEP UP! Logo

STEP UP! training is offered through Student Wellness, for more information visit their page at http://studentwellness.mst.edu/stepup/ 

STEP UP! is Missouri S&T's bystander intervention and pro-social program that aims to:

  • Raise awareness of helping behaviors
  • Increase motivation to help
  • Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others

The program consists of two parts - a bystander intervention training and a pin progam. To find out more, schedule a training, or share a pin story, follow the links below.

Bystander Intervention Training

If you have questions or are interested in scheduling a bystander intervention training session for your group, contact Health Educator Jessica Gargus at stepup@mst.edu or 573-341-4225, or stop by the Student Wellness Office at 201 Norwood Hall.

Most Miners STEP UP! pin program

Want to know more about the pin program? Did you give or receive a pin? Then share your experience and track and follow your pin. And don't forget to post a picture on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #SandTstepup

For more information on trainings that we provide or to schedule a training, please contact our Training and Program Development Educator:

Benjamin White

Training and Program Development Educator

Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion