ATIXA Newsletter
May 23, 2019
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The New Regs Are Coming!
Let ATIXA Help You Get Ready
Sooner than we thought, the new OCR Title IX regulations will be released, and a compliance deadline will be set. Some sources suggest an OCR release at the end of June, with an August implementation requirement, but a fall release seems more likely according to the most recent intel. But, since we really don't know, we don't want to wait to set up the task forces, working groups, and Title IX teams that will be needed by schools and campuses to achieve compliance. 

ATIXA is ready now to help guide your decision-makers on the process of moving toward compliance with the new standards and can guide you toward best practices even as OCR shifts the industry standards that form the floor of compliance.

But, won’t the regs tell us what we need to do? Good heavens, no! The regs will create as many questions as they answer, and who wants to aim for the base expectations of compliance when the real goal is the ceiling of programmatic excellence? We have to work with some of OCR’s political views on Title IX, but there are other areas we will want to work around. An expert can guide you on how to establish a model program within OCR parameters, and how to go beyond them.

We are pleased to provide the Guide on Sexual Harassment published by the National Postdoctoral Association. This guide provides state-by-state resources as well as a basic definition and descriptions of sexual harassment.
Highlight on East Coast Annual Conference Featured Session Speaker Tammy Hodo, Ph.D.
Dr. Tammy Hodo will be speaking on "Title IX and the #MeToo Movement: The Continued Need to Address Sexual Assault, Violence, and Harassment in our Society." She is the owner of All Things Diverse, LLC, a consulting company assisting organizations with creating inclusive environments and has worked extensively with overall institutional compliance for students, faculty, and staff related to discrimination and harassment, including violations of the non-discrimination and the sexual misconduct policies. Register today for the 2019 East Coast Annual Conference .
Doe v. Valencia College
By Anna Oppenheim, J.D. , Supervising Lead Consultant, TNG and ATIXA Advisory Board Member and Joseph Vincent, M.L.S. , Associate Consultant, TNG

What do the courts decide when a college is accused of violating first amendment rights? View the 11th Circuit Court decision on a stalking case which questions first amendment rights and due process.
Highlight on West Coast Annual Conference Featured Session Speaker Cynthia Garrett, J.D.
Ms. Garrett will be speaking on "Respondents' Rights: The Dos and Don'ts of a Fair and Equitable Process." She has encountered over 1000's students whose cases raise issues of fairness, and has educated legislators on both the state and federal levels on how to create equitable and balanced campus disciplinary processes. Please join us at the 2019 ATIXA West Coast Annual Conference .
Campuses and the Courts: A Spring 2019 Webinar Series from TNG
You’ve always been able to count on TNG to translate the voice of the courts into practical advice for practitioners, and this webinar series will continue that tradition. You’ll understand the voice of the court, but also benefit from our voices on the best ways to interpret and implement, as the courts become ever more interventionist in administrative practices, policies, and procedures.
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