Online Training for Responsible Employees

Bridges: Building a Supportive Community

Appalachian State University values fostering a campus community that is safe and promotes the well-being of all individuals. Gender discrimination, sexual violence, and relationship violence, collectively “Prohibited Conduct,” are counter to our values institutionally. To support our commitment to maintaining an inclusive and safe environment for all Mountaineers, Appalachian has policies and processes available to all students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors to ensure every person is provided support, information, and resources to address any misconduct, redress its effects, and prevent its recurrence.

To continue to build upon efforts to prevent and respond to incidents of gender and sexual harassment and violence, Appalachian is implementing a required online training program, Bridges: Building a Supportive Community.

This training initiative is the result of requests from faculty and staff for enhanced information regarding reporting student concerns via self-paced training. This is the first installment of a multi-layered educational effort regarding topics of interpersonal violence to Title IX Responsible Employees.

Program Assistance

Program invitations will be sent to the employee's Appalachian State email. To locate your invitation, please search your inbox by FROM: Appalachian State University <>.

To review Frequently Asked Questions, please explore the topic areas below.

Technical Assistance

For technical support in association with this program, including password resets and more, please click here. 

Program Specific Questions

For additional information regarding the program, including duration, software requirements, and accessibility, please click here. 

Training Dates

For information on dates that the Online Title IX Responsible Employee Training for Appalachian will be launched, please click here.

Training Audience

For information on who is being asked to complete the online training program, please click here

Program Completion

For additional information regarding program completion, including its requirement and accessing a completion certificate, please click here

For Immediate Support

Should you require immediate support, please visit and click on "All Other Learners" to search for the issue of concern or contact the Service Support Center at 1.866.384.9062.