Carnegie Mellon University

Preventing Workplace Harassment

Carnegie Mellon is committed to providing a respectful and motivating environment, free from discrimination and harassment. Our online Preventing Workplace Harassment course will help you understand:

  • what constitutes harassment
  • how to avoid engaging in behavior that could be considered harassing
  • what to do if you witness or experience harassment

New employees are expected to complete the course within your first 30 days at Carnegie Mellon. You will receive an instructional email when you have been registered to take the online course. (It can take up to five days once onboarding is complete in Workday for a new employee to have access to the FocusU learning management system.) The course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Questions or concerns regarding the university’s Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault or Statement of Assurance should be directed to Michelle Piekutowski, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, at 412-268-1243, or to any of the designated Sexual Harassment Advisors. In addition, there are several individuals at the university to whom concerns regarding sexual harassment may be submitted. See Reporting Resources for a complete list with contact information.