EEO Training

IMPORTANT! The University of Akron is committed to an environment free of harassment and discrimination. 

New Hire Training

All new employees, which includes full-time and part-time faculty, contract professionals, full-time and part-time staff, will be required to complete on-line sexual harassment and discrimination training. This program is self-paced can be accessed at any time.  This training is housed in Brightspace.  Contact the EEO/AA Office should you have any questions or issues completing the training.

Annual Training

The University of Akron's policies in regards to discrimination and harassment ensure that the University community is aware of our commitment towards an environment that fosters fairness for all.  To assist with creating an inclusive environment, all employees are offered annual online training designed to make our community aware of the resources and commitment towards maintaining an environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Information about this annual training will be provided by the EEO Office.

Search Committee Training

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action promotes the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty in accordance with the University’s Affirmative Action Plan. Training for search committee members is located on Brightspace.  For more information on Search Committee Training, please the information provided on our HR Training page.

On Demand Training

The EEO Office offers personalized, interactive training directly to departments to assist in building inclusive, respectful workplaces.  Topics have included building a respectful workplace, unconscious bias, aligning intent and impact, and working across cultures. 

For any further questions or to request a specialized in person training for your department, please contact the EEO/AA Office at 330-972-7300 or

Inclusivity Training

The EEO Office, in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion & Equity and the Department of Student Life, offers regular, ongoing trainings aimed at fostering an inclusive workplace.  These virtual trainings consist of interactive presentations with group discussions to allow participants a deeper dive into the topic presented.  Trainings are open to all employees.

April - TBA

Check back early summer for a list of trainings for the 2021 - 2022 academic year!

To suggest topics for future trainings or to register for a training, please contact the EEO/AA Office at 330-972-7300 or