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ATIXA Newsletter

March 6th, 2014


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In ATIXA's weekly newsletter, we share a Tip of the Week, spotlight organization news and share our upcoming events. In addition, ATIXA brings you information relevant to the field of education and Title IX, with article updates and announcements directing you to relevant content. If you like the newsletter, we hope you will join ATIXA so that you can receive the weekly version of this great resource.


Announcing the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

October 12th -17th, 2014
Rosen Plaza Hotel

Orlando, FL

The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) are excited to announce the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, October 12th-17th, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In recognition of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and the October 2014 implementation of Campus SaVE Act enforcement, ATIXA and SCOPE have come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.

Conference Site Location and Lodging

The ATIXA/SCOPE Joint conference will be at the Rosen Plaza Hotel (9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819).

Lodging reservations can be made directly with the Rosen Plaza Hotel by clicking here or by calling 800-627-8258 and requesting the group rate for the '2014 ATIXA-SCOPE Joint National Conference.’

Reservations must be secured for one night’s room and tax at the time of booking with either credit card, cash or cheque payment. The conference room block closes on Friday, September 19th, 2014 and rates are $135/night for a single or double occupancy room, $20 per additional person. The conference room block rate is available for three days prior to and three days following the conference dates.

Joint National Conference Registration 

Early Bird registration now available. Be sure to register for the conference by August 1st to receive our discounted rates.

Conference Rates:

  • ATIXA Member: $399
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $449
  • Student (Degree-Seeking): $159

Conference registration fee includes welcome reception, morning beverage service and snack breaks each day, as well as the closing luncheon. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participants. Register online.

Pre- and Post-Conferences


  • Implementing a Strategic Prevention Curriculum: $169
    Sunday, October 12th from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Case Law Year in Review: $169
    Sunday, October 12th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • The ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model: $339
    Sunday, October 12th from 9:00am-4:00pm


  • Title IX Introductory Investigator Training & Certification Course: $999 Wednesday, October 15th – Friday, October 17th
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course: $999
    Wednesday, October 15th – Friday, October 17th

Pre-conference and post-conference registration is available only in conjunction with conference registration; additional fees apply. Registration deadline is September 26th, 2014. Register online.

Call for Programs

View the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint Conference Call for Programs here. All program submissions must be recieved by Friday, May 30th, 2014.

Conference Information

For more information, please contact Michelle Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director & Conference Co-Coordinator, execdir@wearescope.org, 610-644-1718 or Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs & Conference Co-Coordinator, marianne@atixa.org or 610-644-7858.


ATIXA Tip of the Week

How do we address a situation where the victim objects during a sexual situation and the offender complies?  

Tip of the Week authored by Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., ATIXA Executive Director

There are two versions of this.  In one, the objection occurs prior to sexual contact. If the aggressor complies with that objection, he or she is not an offender.  They are doing exactly what we want, which is stopping when they get a "no."  But, they also need to know that we expect them to get a "yes", not just forge ahead until they meet resistance.  What is the the difference between a pure consent approach and a resistance-based approach? Read more here.


Resource Spotlight

Relevant Research

Featured in the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments e-Digest, Released February 26th, 2014

The Nature and Correlates of Young Women's Peer-Directed Protective Behavioral Strategies, Armstrong, K., Watling, H., Buckley, L. (February 2014) Addictive Behaviors.

The Burden of Alcohol Use: Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Related Consequences among College Students, White, A., Hingson, R. (2014) Alcohol Research, The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Dating Violence among College Students: The Risk and Protective Factors, Kaukinen, C. (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse.

Improving College Campus-Based Prevention of Violence against Women: A Strategic Plan for Research Built on Multipronged Practices and Policies, Banyard, V. L. (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse.

Focus On: Women and the Costs of Alcohol Use, Wilsnack, S. C., Wilsnack, R.W. (2014) Alcohol Research, The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Feminist Self-Defense and Resistance Training for College Students: A Critical Review and Recommendations for the Future, Gidycz, C.A., Dardis, C.M (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse.

Measuring the Burden: Alcohol's Evolving Impact, Hingson, R. (2014) Alcohol Research, The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Campus and College Victim Responses to Sexual Assault and Dating Violence: Disclosure, Service Utilization, and Service Provision, Sabina, C., Ho, L.Y. (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse.


Register Today for the September 2014 Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training & Certification Courses

September 16th - 19th, 2014

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ

ATIXA is excited to announce its second regional training event for 2014. Once again, your campus/school will have the opportunity to train your Coordinator and Investigators in the same location! You will be able to draw on the knowledge of a faculty of the foremost experts, as well as network with fellow Title IX officers and investigators. Registration opening soon!

Join ATIXA for one of our five concurrent training courses in Phoenix this fall! Visit our websites below for additional information specific to each of our courses.

Information on the Advanced Coordinator Course and our new course structure now available!

Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification:

Investigator Training & Certification:

Cost & Registration Information

Four-Day Comprehensive Courses

Non-ATIXA Members: $2,500 per person. Registration includes a one-year Individual Charter Membership with purchase. Current ATIXA Members: $2,500 per person. Registration includes a coupon for a free pre-conference for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, scheduled for October 12th-17th, 2014 in Orlando, FL.

Two-Day Courses

Non-ATIXA Members: $1,250 per person. Registration includes a one-year Individual Charter Membership with purchase. Current ATIXA Members: $1,250 per person. Registration includes a coupon for a free pre-conference for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, scheduled for October 12th-17th, 2014 in Orlando, FL.

Registration fee includes attendance for two or four days, extensive training materials and certification. Continental breakfast each morning and afternoon snacks each afternoon will be provided. All other meals, lodging and transportation costs will be paid by the participants. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including retainer clients.

Training Site Location and Lodging

The seminar will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel (50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004), 602-333-0000.

Guest rooms are available at a rate of $129.00 per night, plus taxes and fees. Please make reservations by calling 1-800-468-3571 and referencing the ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training in order to receive the discounted group rate. Rates are based upon hotel availability. ATIXA room block closes on Monday, August 25th, 2014.

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel is centrally located hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center and only 4 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. For more information on transportation, directions and maps, visit us here.

Visitor's Guide to Phoenix and Local Attractions

Save the date and make plans to join us! For additional information on our upcoming training and certification courses, visit our Regional Events page.


2014 ATIXA Membership Drive

All ATIXA membership levels are on sale! Join ATIXA for as low as $249.50 now through April 30th. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer. Click here to learn more about the great membership benefits available from ATIXA, information on purchasing your membership and how to download our registration form to pay by mail.

If you're a current ATIXA member and your membership expires in the first few months of 2014, now is the time to renew. Wondering if you missed your renewal and want to make sure you are all set for the coming academic semester? Contact ATIXA to confirm that your membership is currently active.


Template Language Available from ATIXA

Complying with the Campus SaVE Act

By now, many of you have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. This act is now law, with enforcement expected to kick in a year from now. This amendment changes the Clery Act in ways much more substantive than previous amendments.

We have a shortcut to SaVE you time. We have created template language to satisfy all of the new SaVE Act disclosure requirements (at least as best we can decipher them before regulations are issued). It's eight pages of model language containing policy and procedure information outlined by Title IX and Campus SaVE. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249. To purchase our SaVE disclosure template, visit our online store or contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 644-3387. Please note that our template only includes the new ASR required disclosures, not all updates that were made by SaVE, such as those involving hate crimes statistics and hate crime categories. 

Contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, for the ATIXA member discount code.


Introducing the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) Program

Have you been certified as a Title IX Coordinator or Investigator by ATIXA? Are you considering obtaining these certifications? Do you benefit from ongoing professional development from The NCHERM Group? If so, the CCC program is for you. We have heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and we are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program.

Who can earn CCCs? Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs. CCCs are a cost-effective way to stay current and maintain your certification from the nation’s leader in higher education risk management.

Learn more about our new program here.


Title IX Investigator Certification & Training Opportunities

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Title IX Investigator Introductory Trainings

March 24th & 25th, 2014
Hosted by Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH

Event Information
Registration deadline Friday, March 14th, 2014.

April 24th & 25th, 2014
Co-hosted by the Milwaukee School of Engineering & Waukesha County Technical College

Milwaukee, WI

Event Information
Registration deadline Monday, April 14th, 2014.

Title IX Investigator Advanced Training

June 5th & 6th, 2014
Co-hosted by Ozark Technical Community College & Drury University

Springfield, MO

Details Coming Soon!


Online Trainings Co-Sponsored by ATIXA

The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and univeNCHERM Group Online Trainingsrsities across the country and around the world.

The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, SCOPE, ATIXA and NaBITA, have identified experts from numerous fields to bring you quality online programs that address the most pressing needs in threat assessment, prevention education, sexual assault response, higher education legal issues, administrative best practices and risk management.

See the complete Spring 2014 training schedule here.

2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA

Recordings now available for 2013 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA.

Click here to purchase.


ATIXA Mandated Reporter Training for Employees

The Title IX OCR Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011) tells us we must train all of our employees on reporting responsibilities. How are we supposed to do that? ATIXA has developed an online, comprehensive training tool designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. Click here to learn more about this new training opportunity from ATIXA and The NCHERM Group. Considering this training for your campus? Ask us about how you can preview this resource for free!


Title IX/SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist

A Valuble Resource for Your Team in 2014

Developed by our team of experts led by Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D, this chart is an invaluable resource addressing frequency, audience, content, type timing and dosage, for all training, prevention, education, awareness and policy mandates and recommendations related to sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. ATIXA’s Title IX/SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist is a life-saver and time-saver that distills all the new and existing requirements into a single, detailed and copiously researched chart that will help institutions examine current policies and procedures and develop a comprehensive training plan for faculty, staff and students. We know how valuable this tool is for your campus.�For additional details on the checklist and to share this resource with your colleagues and professional networks, visit our website here. �




The NCHERM Group and ATIXA Model Policy and Procedure for Civil Rights Equity Grievance Resolution for all Faculty, Students, and Employees

The NCHERM Groupand ATIXA have developed an approach called the One Policy, One Process Model permitting all discrimination complaints (age, race, sex, gender, nationality, etc.) to be resolved using one institution-wide policy, and one stand-alone resolution process, applied to all complaints involving faculty, students and staff. Visit ourwebsiteto learn more. Ask ATIXA about how you can preview this resource for free!

Relevant Articles

Lansing State Journal - MSU: Complaint About Handling of 2010 Rape Accusation Prompted Investigation by Feds

The News Record - Universities Across Nation Under Investigation for Sexual Assault Response

Health Data Management - New Guidance Clears Confusion Over Sharing Mental Helth Information

The News Record - Women's Center, UC Officials Implement Revisions for Sexual Assault Response on Campus

The Daily Northwestern - Northwestern Students Hold Title IX Forum, Plan Tuesday Sit-In


Title IX Blog

An Interdisciplinary Resource For News, Legal Developments, Commentary and Scholarship About Title IX

By Founders & Contributors Erin Buzuvis, Professor of Law, Western New England University & ATIXA Advisory Board Member and Kristine Newhall, Ph.D., Women's Studies

This Week's Blog Posts:



Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Education - Bowdoin College

Title IX Coordinator – Swarthmore College

Prevention Education Coordinator - Lewis University

Compliance Director and Title IX/Clery Act Coordinator – The Ohio State University

Director, Title IX and Protected Class Programs – University of Colorado Boulder

Director and Title IX Officer, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - University of California, Santa Cruz

Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Wesleyan University

Title IX Coordinator/Clery Act Compliance Officer�-�Dartmouth College (New Hampshire)

Title IX Coordinator - Gonzaga University (Washington)

Visit the ATIXA Job Board to learn more about these postings.

Submit your open position to ATIXA. Please send all relevant information, including a link to your job post, to marianne@atixa.org. All positions will be featured on our website and weekly member newsletter.



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