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June 5th, 2014

Call For Programs Extended for the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

October 12th -17th, 2014
Rosen Plaza Hotel
Orlando, FL

Call for Programs Now Being Accepted through June 13th.

Share your best practices with colleagues and professional networks at this year's Joint Conference! The ATIXA/SCOPE Joint Conference Committee will continue to solicit program proposals for its Joint National Conference. The Call for Programs has been extended through Friday, June 13th, 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 Registration Scholarships Available

In service to the field, ATIXA & SCOPE welcome the submission of scholarship applications for the upcoming Joint National Conference. These scholarships aim to assist our colleagues in their professional development and commitment to their chosen profession. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based upon written responses. Please complete the application in full, providing detailed and complete answers for each question.

Please note that the scholarship covers registration to the conference only. Successful recipients will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meal costs, as well as any pre- and post-conference registration fees should they choose to attend those opportunities. Scholarship applications are due to execdir@wearescope.org by Friday, August 29th, 2014.

Joint Conference Announcement

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.

Conference Keynote Speaker

ATIXA and SCOPE are honored to announce Jackson Katz, Ph.D. as the Keynote Speaker at this year�s Joint Conference. Dr. Katz�s keynote address will focus on rape culture and bystander intervention in the context of objectification and hypermasculinity. The keynote presentation will be Sunday evening, October 12th beginning at 7:00pm. Learn more about Dr. Katz here.

Featured Speaker Panel Presentations

ATIXA and SCOPE are excited to welcome a number of featured speakers to the conference this year. Featured speaker panel presentations will be 90-minutes in length and are all-conference sessions.

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.

ATIXA Tip of the Week


Informal Administrative Resolution

Tip of the Week authored by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., ATIXA Advisory Board

Recently, a client who has adopted the ATIXA Model Policy, raised an interesting question in regards to language.� The client issued the following statement:


The language of our appeal policy says “In the event that an accused individual accepts the findings of the investigation, those findings cannot be appealed.”  In the ATIXA Model Policy, the language states, “Present the findings to the accused student, who may accept the findings, accept the findings in part and reject them in part, or may reject all findings. Where the accused student is found not responsible for the alleged violation(s), the investigation should be closed. 


The question raised, is approach an equitable approach?  What if the complaining party does not agree with the investigator’s findings?


To read the complete Tip, click here.

Resource Spotlight

Roundtable Discussions on Combating Rape and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Presented May 2014, The Office of Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Sexual assault victims, campus safety and sexual assault experts, and sexual assault advocacy organization leaders were part of the first of several roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. The event, set up by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), also focused on the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. Among the issues discussed were whether or not to mandate reporting by campus personnel and the types of fines placed on colleges associated with Clery Act compliance.�

View the roundtable discussion here.


Receive Your Certification with ATIXA by Attending our Fall 2014 Title IX Training Opportunities in Phoenix

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.

Free Webinar Recording on the Recently Released FAQ�s�Now Available 

The Department of Education has issued answers to 52 Frequently Asked Questions about the April 4, 2011 Title IX Dear Colleague Letter. These FAQ’s supplement the “Dear Colleague Letter” as significant guidance documents. Listen to experts from The NCHERM Group and ATIXA in rapid response webinar recordings as they analyze the FAQs, share their opinions, and discuss the implications of OCR’s answers.

PART I – An Overview of the FAQs
Presented by Brett A. Sokolow, J.D. & Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.
Available here.


PART II – An In-depth Analysis of the FAQs
Cost: $349 for recording post-event
Presented by W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Saundra K. Schuster, J.D., Brett A. Sokolow, J.D. & Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.
Available here.


Join ATIXA Today for as low as $299

Purchase your membership with ATIXA for as low as $299.50 now through August 1st. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer. Contact our team for additional information or to inquire about member benefits.

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.

November 4th & 5th, 2014

Hosted by Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA

Event Information

Registration deadline is October 24th, 2014


Keep Your Certification with ATIXA Up-to-Date

The Continuing Certification Credit Program from ATIXA and The NCHERM Group

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.


New Summer 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.

Summer 2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA are now available.
Click here to register.


Recordings also available for 2013 and Spring 2014 Online Trainings co-sponsored by ATIXA. For a full list of previous online training opportunities, visit our website here.


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


Stargazette.com - Feds Investigate Sexual Violence Charge at Elmira College

NonProfit Quarterly - Implications of White House Disclosure of Sexual Assault Investigations at Colleges

Politico - Title IX: The New Transparency Fight

The New York Times - Who Are Women�s Colleges For?

The Avon Foundation for Women - Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Program Grants

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:



Director, Multicultural, Gender and Women�s Center - Xavier University

Title IX Coordinator - Wake Forest University

Title IX Coordinator - Allegheny College
Director of Title IX and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs - University of San Diego

Equal Opportunity Specialist - Oklahoma State University
Lead Investigator - Harvard University
Director, Gender and Sexuality Center/Title IX Deputy for Sexual Violence Prevention - Carleton College
Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity - Montana State University, Bozeman
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

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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