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ATIXA Newsletter
February 19th, 2015




In ATIXA's monthly 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 willjoin ATIXAso that you can receive the weekly version of this great resource.


Registration for Certification Courses from ATIXA in San Diego Opening on Monday

Join ATIXA in San Diego, June 15th - 18th, 2015 for its summer training event, featuring a new training course and updated certification course offerings. See our course and event details below. Make plans to join us!

Certification Courses Scheduled to be Offered San Diego

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level One Training & Certification Course

June 15th - 18th, 2015

Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Level Two Training & Certification Courses

June 15th & 16th, 2015, Pressures, Politics, Sanctions and Minors Track

June 17th & 18th, 2015, Compliance Track

Title IX Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course

June 15th & 16th, 2015

Title IX Investigator Level Two Training & Certification Course

June 17th & 18th, 2015

Strategic Prevention Level One Training & Certification Course

June 15th & 16th, 2015

Registration Rates

Two-day Courses:
Non ATIXA Members: $1,399 per person. All registrations include a six month�Individual Membership with purchase.
Current ATIXA Members: $1,399 per person. All registrations include a coupon (one-time use, $349 value) for a recent/archived online training from The NCHERM Group, LLC. Coupons will be sent directly to registered attendees following the processing of registration.

Four-day Courses:
Non ATIXA Members: $2,699 per person. All registrations include a six month�Individual Membership with purchase.
Current ATIXA Members: $2,699 per person. All registrations include a coupon (one-time use, $349 value) for a recent/archived online training from The NCHERM Group, LLC. Coupons will be sent directly to registered attendees following the processing of registration.

Registration fee includes attendance for four�days, extensive training materials and certification. Continental�breakfast each morning, a mid-morning coffee/tea break and an afternoon snack are all included. New in San Diego: ATIXA will be providing a daily lunch buffet at no additional charge to�attendees. Dinner each evening,�lodging and transportation costs will be paid�by the participants.�Registration fees apply to all attendees, including retainer clients. Registration opening on Monday, February 21st.

Training Site Location and Lodging

Training courses�will be held at the Hilton San Deigo Resort & Spa, located at 1775 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, 619-276-4010.

The ATIXA room block offers the room rate of $199 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. The ATIXA room block closes on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 or until the room block sells out, which ever comes first. Make your reservations online or call the reservations center at 877-313-6645�and mention the ATIXA 2015 Certification Courses�to receive the ATIXA group rate. ATIXA cannot make special arrangements or assist in capturing discounted room rates post room block closing date. Any reservations made after the group block has closed will be accepted on a space and room-type availability and at prevailing room rates. Please make reservations early! Click here to learn more about the Hilton.

Apply for a Scholarship

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.
View our scholarship application.

Scholarship applications are due by Monday, April 27th, 2015.��All applicants will be notified on or before Monday, May 11th, 2015�of scholarship application status.


Additional details and registration links coming on Monday, February 21st. Should you have questions prior to this date, please contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858 or via email.

Tip of the Week

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Title IX

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

Q: Are there best practices or recommendations for including sanctions or consequences for responsible employees who fail to report or who fail to report appropriately? ��

Q: Does (or should) the named victim advocate be a member or employee of the campus community or is it sufficient to have this person be a representative or advocate from our local crisis shelter?��

Q: Are there good resources/trainings available on the impact of trauma and behaviors that might manifest or be misinterpreted as a result of trauma? ��

Click here to review the responses to these frequently asked questions.


Resource Spotlight

ATIXA is pleased to spotlight the Intersections in Compliance: Exploring Title IX & the Clery Act, a post-conference report from The Clery Center for Security on Campus and the Victim Rights Law Center published February 2015.


Join ATIXA and SCOPE at the 2015 Joint National Conference

The Association of Title IX Administrators and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) will once again come together at the 2015 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, October 6th-9th, at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In recognition of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and the implementation of Campus SaVE Act enforcement, ATIXA and SCOPE come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.

Registration opening soon!

Pre-conference opportunities will be available on October 6th and Post-conference opportunities will be available from October 9th - 11th, both for an additional fee. Contribute your Title IX, Campus SaVE Act and Prevention Education knowledge through our Call for Programs, opening soon. Additional keynote and featured speakers to be announced very soon!

ATIXA and SCOPE are proud to announce Dr. Rebecca Campbell as this year's opening Keynote Speaker. Dr. Campbell is a professor of Community Psychology and Program Evaluation at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on violence against women, specifically sexual assault and how the legal, medical, and mental systems respond to the needs of rape survivors. She is currently conducting collaborative research with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs, a community-based intervention designed to provide comprehensive post-assault services to pediatric and adult victims of sexual assault. Dr. Campbell has been active in the anti-violence social movement since 1989 and has spent 10 years working as a volunteer rape victim advocate in hospital emergency departments. She will address the ATIXA/SCOPE conference about trauma-informed interviewing and the neurobiology of trauma as it impacts on campus investigations and resolutions related to sexual misconduct.

For more information, please contact Michelle Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director & Conference Co-Coordinator at conference@wearescope.org or 610-993-0229, ext. 1002 and Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs & Conference Co-Coordinator at conference@atixa.org or 610-644-7858.


Upcoming Title IX Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Courses

Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Courses

March 16th & 17th, 2015
Hosted by St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY
Registration deadline is Friday, March 6th, 2015.

April 13th & 14th, 2015

Hosted by Central College

Pella, IA

Registration deadline is Friday, April 3rd, 2015.

April 29th & 30th, 2015

Hosted by the University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Registration deadline is Friday, April 17th, 2015.

May 20th & 21st, 2015
Hosted by St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure, NY
Registration deadline is Friday, May 8th, 2015.

June 24th & 25th, 2015
Hosted by St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN
Registration deadline is Friday, June 12th, 2015

July 27th & 28th, 2015

Hosted by Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Details coming soon!

July 29th & 30th, 2015

Hosted by Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

Details coming soon!

December 15th & 16th, 2015

Hosted by St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL
Details coming soon!

Investigator Advanced Training & Certification Courses

June 4th & 5th, 2015

Co-hosted by Ozarks Technical Community College & Drury University
Springfield, MO

Registration deadline is Monday, May 25th, 2015

July 8th & 9th, 2015

Hosted by Willamette University

Salem, OR

Details coming soon!

July 29th & 30th, 2015

Hosted by Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Details coming soon!

September 17th & 18th, 2015

Hosted by Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL
Details coming soon!

Cost, Attendance & Registration

� $2,000 per campus group of 7
� $1,500 per campus group of 2
� $1,000 per person 

ATIXA members receive a 15% discount on registration rates. Member pricing discount is reflected in the store and on registration forms.

Contact ATIXA

For more information on upcoming ATIXA training opportunities, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Tarczynski, at amanda@atixa.org.


Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices

The Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX) is the flagship, peer-reviewed journal of ATIXA. This journal will offer a space for Title IX coordinators, investigators and administrators to come together and explore emerging best practices, cutting-edge research, legal opinions and practical case studies relevant to the field of sexual assault prevention, investigation, remedies and response.

The journal will be launched for the ATIXA/SCOPE 2015 Joint National Conference with the call for submissions having been made during the ATIXA/SCOPE 2014 Joint National Conference. Article submissions are encouraged in a variety of content areas. These include:

  • Original research in the areas of campus sexual assault, investigation, coordination, administration. Preference will be give to studies that have generalizable results and are based on findings from multiple college and universities rather than a single school.
  • Case studies that provide clear teachable moments and illustrations for those working in the field.
  • Summary of law and policy and/or exploration of legal issues related to Title IX and sexual assault.
  • Discussion of policy and administration challenges and best practices.
  • Review of current prevention programs, investigation procedures or educational efforts.

Those interested in submitting an article should do so via email to the Campus IX managing editor, Dr. Brian Van Brunt, at brian@ncherm.org. Submission criteria are included here. Articles should be submitted prior to May 1, 2015 to be considered for publication in the 2015 edition of the Campus IX journal.


ATIXA Research Awards

Three $2500 research awards will be given to those creating new and innovative research in the field of Title IX Compliance and Best Practices. Research awards will be granted based on the scope of the study, the contribution to the field and advancement of best practices.

Those chosen for the research awards will publish their results in the Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices (Campus IX) and present their research during a 90-minute ATIXA online training.

Those submitting for research grants should complete the research grant application by April 1st, 2015. The application can be emailed to brian@ncherm.org.


Mandated Reporter Training for Employees: A Full-Service Online Training from ATIXA

Newly Revised and Updated for 2015 To Comply with all New Federal Regulations

In early 2014, ATIXA heard your requests and introduced its original version of this training tool. Today, in response to the newest rounds of federal regulation and guidance (VAWA Section 304 and the OCR Title IX Q&A from April 2014) and valuable feedback from our current users, we have re-designed this tool to better meet the needs of your campus. We've heard your requests for ATIXA to update and create the tool you need, and now you can train your employees with ease, online. This online training is designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. Learn more here.

Model Clery Act ASR Language Now Available from ATIXA

Assisting in Compliance with VAWA Section 304

By now, many of you have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. This amendment changes the Clery Act in ways much more substantive than previous amendments. While amendments before asked us to disclose existing policies, they largely did not require us to create new policies except for the set of amendments contained in the 1992 Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights. Now, those disclosures and rights have been largely eclipsed by the SaVE amendments, which will require us to develop significant new policy language, much of the content of which is prescribed by the SaVE Act. Final regulations were released in October 2014 by the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, requiring changes to the Clery Act effective July 2015. Start planning now, because there is a lot to this new law.

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 final regulations are announced later this year. It's six pages of model language containing policy and procedure information outlined by Title IX and Campus SaVE, and is compliant with the most recent draft regulations of the VAWA Section 304 regulation. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249. To purchase our SaVE disclosure template, visit our online store or contact Michelle Issadore at (610) 993-0229, extension 1002. 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. Please also note that purchasers will receive all updates made to the template language, so you can be assured that you will always have our most current version at hand.

Final Eyes Service: Off-Site Investigation Review


You’ve come to the end of the investigation, hearing or appeal on a sexual misconduct complaint, and you want to be sure you’ve got it right. That’s what the experts at The NCHERM Group are here for. You’ll have the confidence that one of the nation’s foremost experts on Title IX has laid final eyes on your findings, sanctions and/or remedies, and thinks you are on the right track. Final-Eyes guarantees that an NCHERM Group partner will review your decision by phone and/or email, and let you know how they see it. Final-Eyes is the reassurance you need in a time when there is zero margin for error on campus sexual misconduct cases. This service is usually billed hourly, but instead you can subscribe to Final-Eyes for a flat-fee of $5,000 for the entire year, with no limit on how often it can be used. When your campus becomes a Final-Eyes subscriber, you will receive a coupon code for $500 off an institutional membership to ATIXA (discount is only valid for upcoming new and renewal memberships; cannot be combined with any other offer). Subscribe to Final-Eyes online or request an invoice. For more information, contact Alisha DiGiandomenico, Assistant Vice President for Client Relations, at (610) 644-3387.

The Title IX SaVE Act Prevention & Training Checklist

The 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 resources with your colleagues and professional networks, visit our website here.

Keep Your Certification with ATIXA Up-to-Date

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 heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and we are proud to offer our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program.

The ATIXA One Policy, One Process�Model

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

The NCHERM Group and ATIXA have developed an approach called the One Policy, One Process Model permitting all discrimination complaints to be resolved using one institution-wide policy, and one stand-alone resolution process, applied to all complaints involving faculty, students and staff. Visit our website to learn more. Ask ATIXA about how you can preview this resource�for free!


Relevant Articles


The Chronicle of Higher Education - Why Sororities Aren't Likely to Start Throwing Parties Anytime Soon (subscription required)

NY Times - How Colleges Handle Rape Charges
Harvard Law Review - Trading the Megaphone for the Gavel in Title IX Enforcement
The Tennessean - UT's Handling of Sexual Assault Report Devastates Woman
Yahoo Sports - Shannon Miller Hits Minnesota-Duluth with Titel IX Accusation after Dismissal
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Colleges Call in Legal Pros to Handle Sexual Assault Cases (subscription required)

Slate - How Drunk is Too Drunk to Have Sex?

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:


Case Manager and Student Services Coordinator � Washington State University

Title IX Investigator � Kennesaw State University

Title IX Coordinator � University of Denver

Title IX Coordinator � Gonzaga University

Human Resource Specialist, Investigations- Loyola Marymount University

Title IX Investigator � Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title IX Education Specialist � Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Campus Title IX Coordinator � University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title IX Specialist � Maryland Institute College of Art

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Title IX Coordinator � Williams College

Director of Employee Relations and Compliance � San Diego State University

Title IX Coordinator � The University of Denver

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

Title IX and College Compliance Coordinator � The College at Brockport

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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