Required Interpersonal Violence Training

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dear Faculty and Staff:

Since fall 2014, nearly 900 faculty and staff have participated in a three hour face-to-face Interpersonal Violence Training. These members of the Appalachian community were in supervisory roles with employees or students and it is therefore essential they have the valuable information they need should someone turn to them for assistance.

Due to the extremely important role our employees play in the lives of their colleagues and our students, the strong possibility exists that employees may be called upon to respond to students, staff, or faculty in need. For this reason, all faculty members are now designated as “responsible employees” under Title IX. Staff members in supervisory roles with students or other staff are also designated “responsible employees.” The role of a responsible employee is to report allegations of sexual harassment/violence to the Title IX Coordinator in order to maximize the institution's ability to provide resources, investigate, and address sexual harassment/violence.

To support employees in this critical role, and to ensure all employees understand Appalachian’s policies, a brief online training module is being launched. This training module outlines the relevant interpersonal violence policies and resource knowledge you will need in the event you experience an event or an incident is reported to you.

We understand that some employees do not have regular access to computers. Belk Library and Information Commons has computers available for use 24 hours per day, five days per week. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that all employees are provided with opportunities to take this training during their regular work hours. As well, staff are available to assist with any technical issues from 7:30 a.m. until 11p.m.

As part of our comprehensive approach to ensuring a safe campus for students, employees, and visitors, you must complete the online training module by December 16, 2016. You have a key role in this safety and prevention program and in keeping our community safe and in compliance with Title IX.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts

Please read the following carefully

You must complete Haven for Faculty & Staff. You will need one EverFi Higher Education Account to access the course(s) from your dashboard.

To fulfill this requirement:

  • Go to: and click Register
  • Under “Student/Learner,” enter the Registration Code: 7b2e5c30 to create your EverFi Account
  • Complete Part 1 of Haven for Faculty and Staff by December 16, 2016. This part takes about 45 minutes to complete, but it can be completed in multiple sittings.
  • After 30-45 days you will receive an invitation to complete Part 2 of Haven for Faculty and Staff, which must be completed by February 17, 2017. This part takes about 10 minutes to complete.

* If you already have an EverFi Higher Ed Account, go to, enter your login information, then enter registration code 7b2e5c30 by clicking “Add a Course” in the top right corner of the Dashboard.

Other Important Information

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the course in multiple sittings.
  • The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure participants’ attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the university will only receive information about the participant group as a whole and will never see individual answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course.