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Graduate Students & GAs/TAs

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct ("OCRSM") oversees online required courses for newly enrolled graduate students as well as provides live, in-person or virtual, training opportunities for all graduate students, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and other student staff roles across campus.

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students

All graduate students at the University of Maryland are required to complete training on the non-discrimination and sexual misconduct policies. The Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students online training course is sponsored by VectorSolutions (Vector), an approved University vendor who is authorized to host the University’s training.

This online course is intended to help you learn more about these issues and the important role you play in maintaining the well-being of our community.

This training is designed to supplement information articulated in the University of Maryland Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct and Procedures; and University of Maryland Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures.


All graduate students are required to complete this training within 30 days of receiving an email invitation to the online training course. 

What is Vector?

VectorSolutions (Vector) is a higher education learning platform through which students access interactive, online courses designed to provide awareness, prevention and training to students about important issues including sexual assault prevention.

Accessing the Vector Training Platform 

An email invitation is sent to the email address on file with the university with log in instructions. To access the training, click on your Training Plan as noted on the email invitation, and log into UMD's Vector training site. Vector is an approved University vendor who is authorized to host the University’s training and uses CAS/DUO - UMD's multi-factor authentication system for logging in. 

More resources to help you get started are available on the Vector Solutions support site. 

To enroll in the required online training for Staff, Faculty, and Graduate Students, please complete our Online Training Request Form below.

Responsible University Employee (RUE) Training for GAs/TAs/Peer Mentors and Others

The OCRSM collaborates every Spring, Summer, & Fall with colleges, schools, and departments to appear during orientations for graduate students, GAs/TAs, as well as other student staff roles that are present across campus. This training outlines an overview of the OCRSM and resources on campus, best practices for GAs/TAs serving as Responsible University Employees (RUEs), discussions on wellness and self-care as a leader and helper, and practice-based activities. 

To request a training for GAs/TAs and other student staff role, please fill out our presentation request form below. Please note that training dates/times are subject to staff availability. 

To access additional information about Responsible University Employees (RUEs), please visit the "Reporting Requirements for Staff & Faculty" page of the OCRSM website. 

If you have any questions or need accommodations as you complete the training, you may email the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) training account at You may also directly contact Alejandra K. Galarce Diaz, Training Manager for Policy and Prevention ( in the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct.
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