When something is unmuted, the sound (on its speaker or audio device) is restored, having been previously silenced. In Facebook terminology, to “mute” simply means you will no longer receive notifications from the thread of a messaging conversation. It does not mean, however, that messages are no longer being sent or that you have stopped receiving them; you are simply no longer notified when new messages are posted.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unmuted is a training course taught by the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. The purpose of this course is to provide University of South Carolina faculty, staff and students information, resources and tools to help identify and address allegations of illegal discrimination at the University of South Carolina. This includes but is not limited to:
- what constitutes illegal discrimination
- reporting protocols
- university policies and federal laws
- how to support victims and survivors of illegal discrimination
- non-retaliation policies
- understanding of the immobilizing impact of trauma associated with being violated
- identification and contact information of university officials responsible for addressing reports of illegal discrimination
- the responsibility of students, faculty and staff members who receive reports
WHO MUST ATTEND
The following Offices, employees, and individuals: All new hires (Including Graduate hires & new contract employees) The President's Office; The Provost Office; The Office of Student Affairs and Academic Support; The Office of the General Counsel; The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs; The Athletics Department; The Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity; The Office of Residence Life; Student Life and Development (including Campus Life, Russell House Student Union, Campus Recreation, Greek Life, Multicultural Student Affairs, Carolina Productions, Parent Programs, Student Government, Student Services, and Student Organizations); Student Disability Services; Student Health Services; Office of Student Engagement; University 101; The National Resource Center; The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Programs; The National Student Exchange; The Office of Orientation and Testing Services; The Student Ombudsperson Office; Administrators who advise student grievance committees; USC Faculty and staff advisors to student organizations, including any third-party alumni advisors; and Members of Student Conduct Boards and Greek Councils.
- Thomas Cooper Library, Hollings Program Room
HOW TO REGISTER
Employees may register for a session by going to the Office of Organizational and Professional Development's webpage: Click on this link to register
All employees will be prompted to create a training account when registering for their first course
Questions pertaining to the training should go to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at 777-3854