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ATIXA Newsletter

April 14th, 2016


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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.


ATIXA Implements Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy for Members


Upon recommendation of the Advisory Board, ATIXA has implemented clear governing policies and procedures related to sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination between or by members. While our leadership hopes that such misconduct will not occur within our ranks, we know that it could happen, and we want to be prepared to respond appropriately if it does. Holding ourselves to the highest standards is a pre-requisite for ATIXA’s members to be seen as leaders in the field who have authority to hold others accountable for such misconduct on our campuses and in our schools. Ratified by the ATIXA Advisory Board on April 8th, the newly implemented policy and procedure is based on ATIXA’s own One Policy, One Process (1P1P) model. This may be the first sexual harassment policy implemented by a major higher education association, and an important step in ATIXA’s evolution. Review the complete policy here.

Tip of the Week


Mandatory Expulsion - Not A Best Practice

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


What do you think of recent student demands requesting schools implement mandated expulsion for rape cases?


First, let’s put “rape” in quotes, not to diminish the severity of the act, but to acknowledge the fact that colleges don’t have rape cases, and never have. Rape is a crime, to be determined by criminal justice authorities. Criminal justice authorities have rape cases. Colleges experience sex discrimination, sometimes in a physical form that parallels the crime of rape, but is not the same thing as a crime. The policy term often used is “non-consensual sexual intercourse.”  So, let’s rephrase the question as, “should expulsion be mandatory for cases of non-consensual sexual intercourse on college campuses?”  My answer is absolutely not.  


To read the complete Tip, click here.


Resource Spotlight


2014 Assessment: Current Practices and Challenges Engaging Men on Campus

From The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) & 

Men Can Stop Rape


This publication provides insight into how 2014 OVW Campus Program grantees fostered men as allies in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The assessment also provides recommendations for steps to institute comprehensive, coordinated strategies for engaging men on campus in prevention efforts. Read the full assessment here.


Take Your Title IX Expertise to the Next Level

The Embassy Suites Denver - Downtown Convention Center

June 12th - 16th, 2016 | Denver, CO


ATIXA welcomes you to 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.


This week's Denver Course Spotlight

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training Level Four Course - Critical Understandings

June 15th & 16th, 2016 | Registration rate: $1399


This course is designed for seasoned professionals, with a basic understanding of Title IX, the Coordinator role and its oversight, and offers a heavy emphasis on practical skills that Coordinators, Administrators and Deputies need to fulfill their duties to their campuses, and take their expertise to the next level.

This course training will include:

  • Trauma Informed Interviewing
  • Prevention Practices
  • Victimology
  • Psychology of the Perpetrator
  • Role of the Victim/Survivor Advocat
  • Intake & Advoacy
  • Mandated Reporting Best Practices


Meet our Faculty

One of our largest course offerings to date! Our team of nationally-recognized experts distills decades of Title IX experience in nine different courses. Our faculty consist of ATIXA's core experts as well as field-leading practitioners who guide participants through an unparalleled professional development experience. View our recent faculty member announcement here.


Non-Certification, One-day Drive-In Course
Title IX and Closed Communities
June 12th, 2016
| Registration rate: $349


Recent headlines related to sexual misconduct among varsity athletics, marching bands and fraternities illustrates 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
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.

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


Webinar Collaborations


The NCHERM Group & ATIXA have collaborated with outside webinar providers to share knowledge and expertise on best practices in higher education. Please click the links below for information on upcoming webinars presented by ATIXA experts and offered by Innovative Educators.


Title IX Training: Techniques & Guidance For Trauma-Informed Investigations

Thursday, April 21 from 1:00-2:00pm ET

Use coupon code “web50″ to receive $50 off your registration.


Title IX Administrators: Addressing The Day-To-Day Ethical, Legal & Conflict Challenges

Wednesday, May 4 from 1:00-2:00pm ET

Use coupon code “web50″ to receive $50 off your registration.


Transgender Bathroom & Shower Issues: Recent Cases, Policy Development & Federal Legislation

Monday, May 16 from 3:00-4:00pm ET

Use coupon code “web50″ to receive $50 off your registration.


Please note that collaborative webinars provided by Innovative Educators are not eligible for ATIXA member benefits. For more information, please click here.

Upcoming Online Training 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 17th, 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.


ATIXA and Trivie now offering 1-Year Free U of Nine Trial

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. This is 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, the Association of Title IX Administrators, 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.


Institutions that sign up by June 1st will receive a year of UNLIMITED FREE use of the U of Nine app. Provide your students and employees with access to all 5 modules, including sexual harassment, consent, know your policy, sexual violence and bystander engagement


Experience U of Nine for yourself at no cost! Contact Ryan McDavis at (610) 993-0229 x1009 or ryan@atixa.org to get started today.


To learn more, visit www.uofnine.com.

To read the official press release, click here.


Joint Conference Call for Programs Now Open - Submit Your Concurrent Session Proposal Today


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

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


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.


Also Available: Conference Registration, Pre- and Post-Conference Events, Scholarship Applications and Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities


Join ATIXA and SCOPE for the 2016 Joint Conference


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 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.

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:

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


June 22nd & 23rd, 2016
Kingston, RI
Hosted by the University of Rhode Island
Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016


June 28th & 29th, 2016
Columbus, OH
Hosted by Ohio Dominican University

Registration deadline: Friday, June 24th, 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


July 13th & 14th, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
Hosted by Dunwoody College of Technology
Registration deadline: Friday, July 1st, 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


USA Today - Women Put Names and Faces on Title IX Filings

ABC News - Oregon Girls' Softball Team Files Title IX Lawsuit Against School District

Inside Higher Ed - Welcoming Back Accused Serial Harasser

The Daily Californian - 19 Campus Employees Violated UC Sexual Harassment Policies in Past Seven Years

89.3KPCC - Latest Critics of Trigger Warnings and Microaggression: University Professors

Advocate - Tenn. AG: Anti-Trans Bill Will 'Almost Certainly' Cost State Millions

Identities.mic - What to Expect From Your College When You Report a Sexual Assault

Inside Higher Ed - Out of Balance
Inside Higher Ed - Telling a Friend



Title IX Coordinator – University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Equity and Compliance Manager – California State University San Marcos

Lead Title IX Investigator – Cornell University

Title IX Coordinator – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Investigation and Resolution Specialist – University of Washington

Title IX Coordinator – John Carroll University

Student Equity and Compliance Manager – California State University San Marcos

Director for Affirmative Action, Equity and Compliance Investigations – Northern Illinois University

Sr. Deputy Title IX Coordinator – University of Arkansas

Title IX Investigator – Baylor University

Assistant Vice President, Equity and Accessibility – Virginia Tech

Title IX Officer – California State University, Dominguez Hills

Special Assistant of Diversity, Equity and Title IX – Georgia Gwinnett College

Director of Title IX Compliance – Wheaton College

Coordinator, Institutional Equity – College of Southern Nevada


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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