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Title IX Team Training and Education

A page within Title IX

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.

Title IX Investigator Training

Training of Title IX Investigative Team members resets every July 1.  For a list of training completed by a specific investigator, please reach out to the Title IX Coordinator by email.

Training from SUNY Student Conduct Institute (SCI)

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