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ATIXA Newsletter

March 3rd, 2016




In ATIXA's monthly newsletter, we share a Tip of the Week, spotlight association 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.


Improving ATIXA Member Experience with the Newly Revised Member Library


ATIXA announces the revision of its Members-only Resource Library, featuring a more effective and comprehensive index and user-friendly accessibility. Members now have access to a full archive of our weekly Tips of the Week, an extensive Powerpoint and Training Materials library and expansivehere at what’s included in our Library. Gain full access by joining ATIXA today!

Tip of the Week


Q&A: Assessing Climate in Specific Departments

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


Q: Should Title IX offices take on the task of assessing climate in specific departments on campus? Are there best practices to consider in the development and implementation of targeted climate assessments?  


Click here to read the complete Tip.


Resource Spotlight


Understanding the Importance of Title IX

An Infographic developed and published by Ohio University


Title IX Tune Up


The NCHERM Group Introduces the One-Day Title IX Tune-Up

Have a consultant from The NCHERM Group visit your campus for a day for our Title IX Tune-Up. Consider the value of a day-long concerted focus on Title IX for your campus, from the Title IX experts! There is so much Title IX information floating about, that it can often be difficult to focus in on the priorities. Often, a consultant can be just the catalyst you need to move initiatives forward or to help problem-solve challenges facing your campus.

Over the course of a day-long visit, one of The NCHERM Groups twenty-two (22) Title IX experts can catalyze change, offer training, increase stakeholder buy-in, help you to improve compliance, or go beyond compliance.

While every Title IX Tune-Up visit is customized for your campus needs, a basic example of a one-day visit schedule might be:

8:30am to 10:00am: Update on the Title IX Legal Landscape - Lawsuits, Litigation and Legislation
10:00am to 11:00am: Training for Mandated Reporters
11:00am to Noon: Title IX and Athletics - Briefing and Update
Noon to 1:15pm: Cabinet-Level Title IX Briefing and Working Lunch - Top Issues to Keep Your Eyes On
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Policy workshop (review of sexual misconduct policies, VAWA, Clery Act ASR, etc.)
3:00pm to 4:30pm: Strategic prevention task force meeting - VAWA, Bystander Intervention, and Beyond

Any of these sessions can be combined and/or changed in length or content as needed. Additionally, you might substitute any of the following topics to get the customized visit most beneficial for your campus:

  • Appeals Officer Training
  • Investigation Report Review Clinic
  • Title IX Investigator Training Brush-up
  • Hearing Panel Training
  • Title IX Recordkeeping
  • Advocates and Confidential Employees training
  • Intake and First Response
  • Title IX Training for RAs/Housing/Residential Life
  • Designing a Program for Campers and External Programs
  • Prevention Program Assessment
  • Establishing MOUs with Law Enforcement, Outside Agencies, etc.
  • Climate Survey Design, Implementation and Assessment
  • Communication Protocols for Title IX Cases
  • Forming and Managing a Title IX Team
  • Title IX Deputy Coordinator Training
  • Designing Your VAWA Brochure
  • Case-specific Review and Debrief
  • Protocols for Pregnant and Parenting Students
  • Best Practices for Title IX and LGBTQiA Rights
  • Title IX Caseload and Workflow Management
  • Title IX Staffing/Resources Assessment
  • Title IX and Faculty Rights
  • Title IX and BIT Intersections
  • Preparing for Legislation on the Horizon
  • Title IX and the 1st Amendment
  • And many more!

Give us a call, we'll answer your questions, and get you scheduled for your Title IX Tune-Up today. For more information, please contact Kate Halligan at (610) 579-3725 or kate@ncherm.org.

Registration Now Open for the 2016 Joint National Conference


October 5th - 8th, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) announce the 2016 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, October 5th-8th, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. In recognition of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and the implementation of Campus SaVE Act enforcement, ATIXA and SCOPE have once again come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education. Learn more about our conference hotel and schedule here. For conference questions or additional details, please contact our team.


Register for the 2016 Joint Conference Today


Registration Rates:

  • Early Bird ATIXA Member (by July 29th, 2016): $399
  • Early Bird Non-ATIXA Member (by July 29th, 2016): $449
  • Student (degree-seeking and not a full-time employee of any institution): $99

Early Bird Discounted Rates Registration Deadline: Friday, July 29th, 2016
General Registration Deadline: Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Register Online | Download a Registration Form


Pre- and Post-Conference Events, Scholarships and Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities


Additional information regarding the 2016 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference can be found here, including pre- and post-conference event opportunities and information on how to apply for a scholarship. If you or your organization is interested in joining ATIXA & SCOPE as one of our conference sponsors and/or exhibitors, please click here to view the opportunities brochure and application.


Concurrent Session Call for Programs


The 2016 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference Call for Programs is now open! The conference committee welcomes program proposals for its 3rd Joint National Conference. Selections will be based on the relevance to the topics of Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act as they relate to a number of areas. Multiple proposals and co-presented sessions are encouraged. The call for programs submission deadline is Friday, May 27th, 2016.

Title IX and Closed Communities One-day Drive-In Now Offered in Denver


Join ATIXA in Denver this Summer!


The Embassy Suites Denver - Downtown Convention Center

June 13th - 16th, 2016

Denver, CO


ATIXA is excited to have you join us in Denver this summer! Training courses will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver - Downtown Convention Center, located at 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO, 80202, 303-592-1000.


Non-Certification, One-day Drive-In Course Opportunity Now Available: Title IX and Closed Communities, June 12th, 2016


Recent headlines related to sexual misconduct among varsity athletics, marching bands and fraternities illustrate the challenge associated with working with these closed communities to both prevent and respond to sexual misconduct. Students who are part of these communities are often at higher risk for sexually violent behaviors, including sexual assault, domestic violence and sexualized hazing. Learn more about this training and how to register here.

Certification Courses Scheduled in Denver

Visit our links below for additional information on trianing dates, registration rates, and course details:

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level One
Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Two
Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Three
Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Four
Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level One
Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Two
Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Three
Campus Victim/Survivor Advocate and Campus-Serving Victim/Survivor Advocate Training & Certification Level One
Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance and Strategic Prevention Training & Certification Level One

Register Today | Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 31st, 2016.


In service to the field, ATIXA welcomes the submission of scholarship applications for its upcoming Title IX Training & Certification courses. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Visit our website to download your application and learn more about scholarships available from ATIXA.

For additional registration details, please visit our website here. To learn how you can make your hotel accomodations using the ATIXA discounted room block and special rates, visit us here. Questions can be directed to the ATIXA team at denver@atixa.org.

U of Nine: App-Based Solution from ATIXA and Trivie


Experience U of Nine for yourself! Free 14-day trials available online at www.uofnine.com.

U of Nine is an app-based solution to help colleges and universities educate students and employees about sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and stalking. A cost-effective way to offer awareness and education content for audiences that can be hard-to-reach.


U of Nine modules are quiz-based, and have been created by ATIXA in collaboration with leading education quiz-based training app company, Trivie.

U of Nine is approaching the problem of campus sexual misconduct from a fresh, potent and technologically savvy perspective – engaging students on these important topics via their mobile devices. ATIXA has assembled two dozen subject matter experts from across higher education to review and develop the gamified, quiz-based content for U of Nine. Each quiz was subjected to intense focus-group analysis, along with feedback from students on pilot-site campuses around the country. Pilot sites ranged from community colleges to four-year residential universities and online institutions. U of Nine allows for longitudinal assessment of attainment of learning outcomes.

To learn more, click here. To read the official press release, click here.


Upcoming Online Trainings From ATIXA


Join the experts from ATIXA for one of our upcoming training events! To see a list of all upcoming online trainings, as well as the large array of our recent online training recordings available, click here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016: Campus Survivor Advocacy

Looking for more topics? Click here for a list of upcoming webinars presented by The NCHERM Group experts, sponsored by Innovative Educators.


Upcoming Certification Courses Near You


Join us for a training close to your hometown!


Civil Rights Investigator Certification Courses

Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course - Level One Training

Upcoming Events:

March 9th & 10th, 2016
Mesa, AZ
Hosted by A.T. Still University
Registration deadline: EXTENDED to Tuesday, March 8th, 2016


May 31st & June 1st, 2016
Mahwah, NJ
Hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey
Registration deadline: Friday, May 27th, 2016


June 2nd & 3rd, 2016
Springfield, MO
Hosted at Drury University
Registration deadline: Friday, May 27th, 2016


July 19th & 20th, 2016
Portland, OR
Hosted by the University of Portland
Registration deadline: Friday, July 15th, 2016


July 25th & 26th, 2016
Omaha, NE
Hosted by Metropolitan Community College
Registration deadline: Friday, July 15th, 2016


Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course - Level Two Training

Upcoming Events:

May 25th & 26th, 2016

Clinton Township, MI
Hosted by Macomb Community College

Registration deadline: Friday, May 20th, 2016


June 20th & 21st, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Hosted by University of San Francisco

Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2016


September 15th & 16th, 2016

Fort Myers, FL

Hosted by Florida SouthWestern State College

Registration deadline: Friday, September 9th, 2016


September 19th & 20th, 2016

Wichita, KS

Hosted by Wichita State University

Registration deadline: Friday, September 9th, 2016

Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course - Level Three Training

Upcoming Events:

June 22nd & 23rd, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Hosted by University of San Francisco

Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2016


September 21st & 22nd, 2016

Wichita, KS

Hosted by Wichita State University

Registration deadline: Friday, September 9th, 2016

Title IX/Section 304 Foundations of Policy & Process Certification Course


Title IX/Section 304 Foundations of Policy & Process Certification Course - Level One


Upcoming Events:


August 9th & 10th, 2016

Grand Rapids, MI

Hosted by Grand Valley State University

Registration deadline: Friday, August 5th, 2016


Title IX Coordinator Certification Courses

Title IX Coordinator Certification Course - Level Two Training
Pressures, Politics, Sanctions and Minors & MOUs

Upcoming Events:

April 12th & 13th, 2016
Norfolk, NE
Hosted by Northeast Community College
Registration deadline: Friday, April 8th, 2016



Don't see a training near you? Interested in hosting?


Our schedule of upcoming training is always changing. Please visit atixa.org/events/training-and-certification/ or contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 993-0229 ext. 1004 for more information or with any questions. If your campus is interested in partnering with ATIXA to host a Certification Course, visit https://atixa.org/events/host-a-training-event/ for more information.

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 articles:


See recent Blog Posts here.


Relevant News


Inside Higher Ed - Must vs. Should

Inside Higher Ed - Replacing 'Tradition With Science'

Huffington Post - Colleges Take A Step Toward Including Sexual Assault Punishments On Transcripts

Chicago Tribune - Federal Authorities Investigating Sexual Violence Complaints at Several Area Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Frozen Eggs and Title IX

ThinkProgress - New Texas Policy Violates Title IX By Discriminating Against Transgender Athletes

Huffington Post - Republicans Push Education Department To Defend Its Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

Associated Press - PODCAST: Catching Up on Tennessee's Title IX Suit

Education DIVE - AACRAO Shifts Guidance Over Disciplinary Violations on Transcripts



Violence Prevention Educator – University of Central Missouri

Sexual Assault Prevention Educator – The University of Kansas

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Hobart William Smith Colleges

Marketing, Client Support and Administrative Management – The NCHERM Group, LLC

Associate Vice Provost of Equal Opportunity and Equity – North Carolina State University

Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Standards – Montana State University

Title IX and Compliance Manager – Lynn University

Title IX & Diversity Administrator – The University of the Arts

Specialist, Equal Opportunity/Senior Specialist – University of Nevada, Reno

Director/Title IX Coordinator – Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Associate Director for Student Rights & Responsibilities – East Carolina University

Title IX Investigator – Georgia Southern University

Title IX Investigator – University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Title IX Investigator – Oklahoma City University

Director, Office of Student Life and Conduct – Grand Rapids Community College

Assistant Vice Provost, Title IX Coordinator – John Hopkins University

Title IX Coordinator – Hamilton College


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

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




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