Learn about the various trainings required by New York state, and how to enroll. 

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

New York State requires every employer to ensure that all employees complete sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis.The requirement applies to all employees, regardless of classification or funding source. This year’s deadline for completing the training is December 15, 2022.

UB’s office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion(EDI) offers in-person live training sessions, as well as an online program that meets all New York State requirements and can be accessed through UB Learns (instructions below). SEAS will host one in-person session in October and one in-person session in November that employees can attend to satisfy this requirement. We will send an email prior to the training sessions providing details. Many departments also schedule their training sessions in conjunction with a department meeting.

Maria Putzke.

Maria Putzke

Sexual Harassment Information Advisor and Training Liason

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

208 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0979


Workplace Violence Prevention Training

The University at Buffalo (UB, university) is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and will not tolerate any act or threat of violence made in the workplace, on university property, or by an employee while conducting university business. UB’s Workplace Violence and Bullying Prevention Policy can be found here: Workplace Violence and Bullying Prevention (Revised) -Administrative Services Gateway -University at Buffalo. UB’s Workplace Violence Prevention Training must be taken annually by all UB faculty and staff. Detailed information with instructions on how to take the training depending on your affiliation with UB will be sent out at the beginning of each year.

Active Shooter Preparedness Training

The University at Buffalo University Police provide Active Shooter Preparedness Trainings to help you know what to do during an active shooter event before law enforcement arrives on the scene. Information on how to schedule a training can be found here.

Additional information can also be found here.

Information Security Awareness Training

The Information Security Office at UB provides various trainings to help individuals understand how information security impacts them while they are at UB. 

Information Security Everyone's Responsibility: This online training will help you recognize the tactics used by others to obtain sensitive and protected information and help you ensure that UB data remains safe. The "Information Security Everyone's Responsibility" training is available here.

Handling Data Safely: This course is required for anyone working with any form of regulated data at UB. Take the "Handling Data Safely" training here.

KnowBe4 Security Awareness courses cover essential topics, such as phishing and keeping systems safe. These courses can be requested here.