Title IX Team Training and Education

2020 New Regulations Requirements

OCR's 2020 New Regulations state the following:

  • The Title IX Rule requires schools’ Title IX personnel to be unbiased and free from conflicts of interest.
  • Title IX personnel include the Title IX Coordinator, any investigator, any decision-maker, and any person who facilities an informal resolution.

Schools must ensure that Title IX personnel receive training as follows:

  • On Title IX’s definition of “sexual harassment”
  • On the scope of the school’s education program or activity
  • On how to conduct an investigation and grievance process
  • On how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue
  • On how to avoid conflicts of interest and bias
  • Decision-makers must receive training on any technology to be used at a live hearing, and on issues of relevance of questions and evidence, including when questions and evidence about a complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior are not relevant
  • Investigators must receive training on issues of relevance to create an investigative report that fairly summarizes relevant evidence

All materials used to train Title IX personnel:

  • Must not rely on sex stereotypes,
  • Must promote impartial investigations and adjudications of formal complaints of sexual harassment,
  • Must be maintained by the school for at least 7 years,
  • Must be publicly available on the school’s website

(§ 106.45(b)(1)(iii) & § 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D))

If you would like information related to the training completed by a specific Title IX personnel member, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Training from the Office for Civil Rights

The following training was provided to all investigators, decision-makers, hearing examiners Fall 2020:

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. (2020, May 8). Title IX: An introduction to the New Regulations

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. (2020, July 7). New Title IX protections against sexual assault.

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. (2020, July 21). Due process protections under the New Title IX Regulations.

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. (2020, July 23). Conducting and adjudicating Title IX hearings: An OCR training webinar.

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. (2020, July 27). How to report sexual harassment under Title IX.

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. (2020, July 29). The First Amendment and Title IX.

 

Training from Institutional Compliance Solutions

The following training was provided to new and/or experienced investigators:

Institutional Compliance Solutions. (2020). Virtual certified Title IX investigator training.  (Completed by New Investigators)

Institutional Compliance Solutions. (2020). Virtual certified investigator training level 2.  (Completed by Experienced Investigators)

 

Training from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

The following training will be provided to investigators, decision-makers, and hearing examiners.

Association of Title IX Administrators. (2020). Hearing panels and decision-maker webinar: Briefing on the New Regulations. (training coming Fall 2020)

Association of Title IX Administrators. (2020). Hearing officer and decision-maker training. (training coming Fall 2020)

Association of Title IX Administrators. (2020). Guide to chairing a sexual misconduct hearing. (training coming Fall 2020)

Association of Title IX Administrators. (2020). Guide to controlling evidence and cross-examination in hearings. (training coming Fall 2020)

 

Training from SUNY Student Conduct Institute (SCI)

All training materials provided by SUNY Student Conduct Institute (SCI) can be found here:  Posted Training