Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training   

What is DASA? 
  About DASA Training
          Downloadable DASA Training Materials
                                            Register for DASA Training                                                               

What is DASA?

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Dignity for All Students Act requires that all students applying for certification after Dec. 31, 2013, complete six hours of training regarding the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. Binghamton's DASA training will consist of six hours of face-to face instruction.

Under DASA, this training is required so professionals meet the Commissioner's Regulations for anyone applying for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license on or after Jan. 1, 2014. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in §14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012. More information about the Dignity for All Students Legislation may be found at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/.

About DASA Training

There are five key components that will be covered in this course in preparing educational professionals for harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention:

1. Understanding the intent components, and operational definitions of the Dignity Act.

2. Developing sensitivity to the experience of specific student populations.

3. Understanding how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.

4. Understanding bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.

5. Understanding diversity and multi-cultural environments and examining your own biases.

This training will utilize information from multiple resources including the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).

Downloadable materials required for DASA Training

The following documents are related to DASA Training:

Required: Download, preview and have access to these documents during training. (You don't necessarily need to print these, just become familiar with and have access to them, as paper copies will not be provided.):

DASA Training Agenda

DASA Training Powerpoint

Recognizing The Many Faces Of Bullying

DASA Lesson Plan Template

Are You A Bully?

 When, where and how to register for DASA Training 

DASA Training will take place on a regular basis over the course of the year. The cost is $65 (cash, check, or money order are acceptable forms of payment).

Upcoming DASA Training Sessions  (ALL sessions are 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m)
Saturday, May 13, HELD in the Fine Arts Building, Room 258
Saturday, June 17 HELD in the Fine Arts Building, Room 258
Saturday, July 29, HELD in Lecture Hall #9
Saturday, August 12, HELD in Lecture Hall #9

Parking information

Anyone parking on campus starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Friday must display a valid parking hangtag, parking decal or be parked in a paid space. After 5 p.m. on Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, no parking permit is needed to park in a valid parking space, though paid spaces (such as parking meters) are still in effect. For more information, see visitor parking.


TO REGISTER for these workshops, remit payment with the ATTACHED FORM. NOTE: You must PRE-register to be eligible to attend the training. Last-minute registrations may not be able to be accommodated, and showing up on the day without prior registration will not be accommodated. For further information, email dasa@binghamton.edu.


Last Updated: 4/28/17