ATIXA Newsletter
April 11, 2019
Submit a Concurrent Session Proposal for the 2019 ATIXA East Coast Annual Conference

Do you have a unique perspective on issues facing the field of Title IX, Policies, Advocacy and Prevention, Title VII, ADA/504, or the Violence
Against Women Act 304? Best practice programs to share with peers or lessons learned from past experience are also welcomed. The 2019 ATIXA East Coast Conference Committee welcomes concurrent session proposals for the Conference, held September 30th-October 3rd, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We look forward to reviewing a diverse and quality group of proposals. Detailed information is available  here To submit your proposal directly, please click  here .


Please click here to register online

Early Bird Rates  (Register by Friday, July 26th, 2019)
  • ATIXA Member: $419
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $509
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $109
Regular Registration Rates   (Register by Wednesday, September 18th, 2019)
  • ATIXA Member: $439
  • Non-ATIXA Member: $549
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $109

Apply for a Scholarship

In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for the upcoming East Coast Annual Conference and ATIXA Training Courses as part of our pre-conference and post-conference opportunities. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession.

Detailed information is available here . To submit your proposal directly, please click here .

Join us in Minneapolis for Compliance & Case Management : Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Three Training & Certification!

This course has a heavy emphasis on practical skills that Title IX Coordinators, Administrators, Investigators, and Deputies need to fulfill their duties to their campuses, and take their expertise to the next level. 
A major component this course will focus on how managing complex cases, outside investigators, and multiple victim or perpetuator situations. The course will include a detailed review of recent and key case law and its application to professional practice; as well as a focus on proposed legislation, the White House Task Force Report, and VAWA Section 304 Compliance.
This training is designed for seasoned professionals with a full understanding of Title IX.  Learn more   here
Dates : Thursday, June 6th & Friday, June 7th, 2019

Register today by clicking  hereFor additional questions or information, contact our team at .

Announcing  Campuses and the CourtsA Spring 2019 Webinar Series from TNG

For years, you've had the chance to attend Case Law Update sessions from TNG at conferences around the country. Now, to reach a wider audience, we're bringing the case law update to you, in the form of a  webinar series.

We will kick off the webinar series on April 18th, with a two-hour (1:00-3:00pm ET) overview of the top cases from the previous 12 months. We'll focus on the leading decisions affecting student conduct, due process, Title IX, ADA/504, behavioral intervention, and free speech. This webinar will be presented by the four TNG partners,  W. Scott Lewis, J.D.Saundra K. Schuster, J.D.Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., and  Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D. 

Following on the introductory webinar, TNG will host a series of four, hour-long webinars approximately every two weeks that take a deeper dive into the cases than we could cover in the initial two-hour webinar. These webinars will be topical. Times, dates, topics, and presenters for each of the four are listed below:
Recordings will be made available for purchase following each date for those unable to join the live events. Click  here to register.
Recent Due Process Rulings by the California Courts: What Do California Colleges and Universities Need to Know and Do?  Webinar Recording

Complimentary for Super and Premium Level Members
Please go to the Member Webinar dropdown to obtain the recording free of charge
$199 for all other ATIXA Members
$299 for non-ATIXA Members

Click here for details and to purchase the recording.

The state courts of California are sending a set of very clear messages about due process. Seven recent rulings. Seven losses for colleges and universities. Who is helping put a stop to this litigation madness?

The writ of administrative mandate? Have you heard of it? The lawyers suing California public and private colleges have, and they've leveraged a string of seven lawsuits by John Doe (he is of the infamous Does, the most litigious family in America) to hold CA colleges liable for due process failures, in sexual misconduct proceedings. The single investigator model can't meet the requirements of the APA in California. Moreover, even formal hearing systems are being shot down by the courts. Cross-examination is now an expectation. You need to update your process before the next lawsuit does it for you.

In the 75-minute webinar hosted by Title IX expert and LA resident  Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., we shared a  review of the key cases that are currently reshaping due process for public and private colleges and universities in California. The webinar focused on the practical changes that are required, and how to evolve your resolution processes without fundamentally upending the structures you have already built. Key questions were addressed, including:
  • Why the single investigator model is no longer viable
  • How to ensure the independence of the roles of those involved in the resolution process
  • How to assure impartiality, structurally
  • What role should investigators play? Fact-gatherer? Fact-finder, or something in between?
  • How should live interviews be managed at different phases of the process?
  • What role, if any, should investigators have in helping to assess credibility?
  • How do the CA courts differ from the requirements being handed down in the 6thCircuit and those proposed by OCR?
  • How do we meet the expectations of the appeals courts in CA without turning our processes into adversarial mini-courts?
  • How do we manage cross-examination with civility?
  • What hearing formats are available to us, and how should we staff the decision-making role?
These ten pressing questions were discussed, along with a live Q&A session that was recorded with the webinar participants.
Tip of the Week

Legal Interpretation of Yale Losing Summary Judgement on Most J. Montague Claims
By Brett Sokolow, J.D.,   President, TNG

Understanding the summary judgement on Title IX regarding Yale v J. Montague and its importance. What does this case mean for our processes?

Click here to read more.
Resource Spotlight

We are pleased to provide Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019 resources from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). The NSVRC raises public awareness about sexual violence and educates communities on how to prevent it.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is held each year in April. In honor of this month, the campaign "I Ask" champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.
  • To learn the basics about how to ask for and recognize consent, click on the 'I Ask for Consent' downloadable resource.
  • To learn about the importance of asking for consent in online interactions, click on the 'I Ask for Digital Consent' downloadable resource.
  • To learn how we can model consent for children in late childhood and early adolenscence, click on the 'I Ask How to Teach Consent Early' downloadable resource.
  • To learn how power dynamics can impact consent, click on the 'I Ask How Power Impacts Consent' downloadable resource. 
In honor of April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please take a moment to  here  to be directed to this website and the resources listed above. Additionally, there are an Event Planning Guide, Campaign Toolkit, and Social Media Guide to walk you through the key messages and guidance of this important month.
Member Library New Resources

Sign in to view  the list  of new resources available in the ATIXA Member Resource Library this week. 
Training Opportunities Near You

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Two 
ATIXA Sexual Harassment Case Processing & Resolution: Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Three
ATIXA Title IX Due Process: Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Four
ATIXA One-Day Title IX Due Process: Civil Rights Investigator Training Course Level Four
PreK-12 Title IX Administrator Training & Certification Course
Title IX Compliance & Athletics Training & Certification Course
Title IX Hearing Officer Training & Certification Course
Should your campus/school/organization look to host an on-campus Training Event, ATIXA is currently collecting  Requests for Proposals  for campus host sites for the 2019 calendar year. 

For more information on our CCC Program , see our FAQs  or consult with our CCC Team .

Visit the ATIXA Job Board for a complete list of current employment opportunities. 

New this Week

Associate Director at the Women's Resource Center - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director of the Women's Center - Tufts University
Junior Civil Rights Investigator - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Director of Title IX & Compliance - The University of Toledo 

Submit your open position to ATIXA, free of charge. Please send all relevant information, including a link to the job post, to
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