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ATIXA Member Newsletter

April 24th, 2014

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In ATIXA's weekly 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 will join ATIXA so that you can receive the weekly version of this great resource.


Membership, Pre-conference Event Part of Your Title IX Training Registration

Title IX Investigator and Coordinator Training Opportunities

September 16th - 19th, 2014
The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ

Register today for one of our fall Title IX Certification Training events! Registration cost is $2,500 per person for both members of ATIXA and non-members. All non-member registrations include a one-year Individual Charter Membership with purchase. Current ATIXA Members, your registration includes a coupon for a free pre-conference registration (valued at $169) for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, scheduled for October 12th-17th, 2014.

Visit our individual training and course websites below for more information, including sample course agendas, registration information and why your team should choose ATIXA for its training needs!

Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification:

Investigator Training & Certification:

Training Site Location and Lodging

The course will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel (50 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004), 602-333-0000. Guest rooms are available at a rate of $129.00 per night, plus taxes and fees. Please make reservations by calling 1-800-468-3571 and referencing the ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Investigator Training in order to receive the discounted group rate. Rates are based upon hotel availability. ATIXA room block closes on Monday, August 25th, 2014.


ATIXA Tip of the Week



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

Okay, so I’m all fired up again.  In the last two weeks, I’ve worked on five cases all involving drunken hook-ups on college campuses.  In each case, the male accused of sexual misconduct was found responsible.  In each case, I thought the college got it completely wrong.  My friends, these are challenging cases, no doubt.  But, we have to get them right.  We’ve written about this at length and talked about it forever, but some boards and panels still can’t tell the difference between drunk sex and a policy violation.  Perhaps the problem stems from weak policy, insufficient training or the futility of the panel model.  Regardless, we need to fix it. Learn more here.


Resource Spotlight

Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training, Training Modules

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

What Is Sexual Assault Advocacy/Counseling? This week ATIXA features a number of training materials developed by the Office of Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center for use in your advocacy training and curriculum development. Use this module to help your training participants understand their roles and responsibilities as advocates and the roles of others with whom they will work.


Submit Your Concurrent Session Proposal for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

October 12th -17th, 2014
Rosen Plaza Hotel

Orlando, FL

The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) are excited to announce the 2014 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference, October 12th-17th, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In recognition of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and the October 2014 implementation of Campus SaVE Act enforcement, ATIXA and SCOPE have come together to share knowledge and community across the fields of Title IX and prevention education.

Call for Programs

Share your Best Practices! The ATIXA/SCOPE Joint Conference Committee is soliciting program proposals for its Joint National Conference. The Call for Programs is currently open and closes on Friday, May 30th, 2014. 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. View the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint Conference Call for Programs and see more information here.


Conference Details

Conference Site Location and Lodging

The ATIXA/SCOPE Joint conference will be at the Rosen Plaza Hotel (9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819). Lodging reservations can be made directly with the Rosen Plaza Hotel by clicking here or by calling 800-627-8258 and requesting the group rate for the 2014 ATIXA-SCOPE Joint National Conference.

Early Bird Registration Available through August 1st

Early Bird registration now available. Be sure to register for the conference by August 1st to receive our discounted rates. View conference rates and registration information here.

Joint National Conference Pre- and Post-Conferences

Take a look at the ATIXA/SCOPE conference schedule to learn more about the pre- and post-conference opportunities that will be available. Pre-conference and post-conference registration is available only in conjunction with conference registration; additional fees apply. Registration deadline is September 26th, 2014.

Conference Information

For more information, please contact Michelle Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director & Conference Co-Coordinator, execdir@wearescope.org, 610-644-1718 or Marianne Price, ATIXA Director of Educational Programs & Conference Co-Coordinator, marianne@atixa.org or 610-644-7858.


Title IX Training Opportunities

Title IX Investigator Introductory Certification Trainings

July 21st & 22nd, 2014
Hosted by Wilmington University, Dover Site

Dover, DE

Event Information
Registration deadline Friday, July 11th, 2014.

Title IX Investigator Advanced Certification Trainings

June 5th & 6th, 2014
Co-hosted by Ozark Technical Community College & Drury University

Springfield, MO

Event Information

Registration deadline Tuesday, May 27th, 2014.


2014 Spring Membership Drive

Purchase your membership with ATIXA for as low as $299.50 now through April 30th. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer. Contact our team for additional information or to inquire about member benefits.


The Continuing Certification Credit Program

Keep your Investigator and Coordinator 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 have heard your requests to update and renew your certifications online, and we are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program.


Online Trainings Co-Sponsored by ATIXANCHERM Group Online Trainings

The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is an endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

Recordings now available for the Spring 2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA. Click here to purchase.

Recordings also available for 2013 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA.

Click here to purchase.


Campus SaVE Template Language Available from ATIXA

By now, many of you have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. ATIXA has created template language to satisfy all of the new SaVE Act disclosure requirements. It's eight pages of model language containing policy and procedure information outlined by Title IX and Campus SaVE. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249. To purchase our SaVE disclosure template, visit our online store or contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 644-3387. 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. Contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, for the ATIXA member discount code.


Mandated Reporter Training For Campus Employees: An Online Training from ATIXA & The NCHERM Group

Now Available: A New Online Training Portal to Track Your Campus Completion

The Title IX OCR Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011) tells us we must train all of our employees on reporting responsibilities. How are we supposed to do that? ATIXA has developed an online, comprehensive training tool designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. Click here to learn more about this new training opportunity from ATIXA and The NCHERM Group. Considering this training for your campus? Ask us about how you can preview this resource for free! Contact ATIXA to learn more about our online training tracking portal.


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.


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

National Sexual Violence Resource Center - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Daily Californian - Federal Probe into UC Berkeley's Handling of Sexual Violence Cases Underway

Inside Higher Ed - Failure to Enforce Title IX?

Bloomberg News - Campus Sexual Assault Hearings Planned by Senator McCaskill

RHRealityCheck.org - Complaints Filed Against Pennsylvania Colleges Alleging Discrimination Against Female Athletes

Huffington Post - Harvard Accused of Retaliating Against Professor Who Defended Sexual Assault Survivors

CUPA-HR - Free Webinar: What Is Good and What Is Right: Ethics Training for Higher Education Institutions

Inside Higher Ed - More Federal Concern on Sexual Violence on Campus


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:



Title IX Coordinator/Director, Equity & Compliance (Part-time) - Adelphi University

Title IX Coordinator - Goucher College

Assistant Dean/Title IX and Clery Compliance Coordinator - The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Survivor Services Coordinator - The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Director, Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator - The University of Cincinnati

Assistant Director, Office of Equity & Equal Opportunity - Miami University (OH)

Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Education - Bowdoin College

Title IX Coordinator - Swarthmore College

Director and Title IX Officer, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - University of California, Santa Cruz

Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Wesleyan University

Title IX Coordinator/Clery Act Compliance Officer - Dartmouth 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 marianne@atixa.org.




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