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
- All officers of registered student organizations
All students enrolled in University 101
All University of South Carolina student employees
All members of Student Government
HOW TO REGISTER