ATIXA Newsletter
July 20th, 2017
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In ATIXA's quarterly 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 Launches a Sixth Community of Practice & Membership Category for ADA/504 Coordinators 

ATIXA announces the addition of an ADA/504 Coordinator Community of Practice, offering a specialized home for administrators with oversight of disability-based discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Communities of Practice are available as membership levels within ATIXA to the meet the unique needs of particular members' practice areas or constituencies.

This newly added membership category is for those who serve their schools or colleges as an ADA/504 Coordinator or have an interest in disability law, policy, and best practices. Many Title IX Coordinators also have overlapping responsibility as ADA/504 Coordinators, and member benefits are tailored specifically to the unique requirements of the position.

Based on member feedback, ATIXA is implementing a dedicated listserv within this Community of Practice, and staffing this specialized listserv with two resident ADA/504/disability law experts. Saundra Schuster, J.D. and Paul Grossman, J.D. will offer a concierge-level of service to members that assures high-quality and timely responses to all listserv questions and member needs.

Join ATIXA today as part of the ADA/504 Coordinator membership, available for $199 annually.All Full and Super members receive access to this Community of Practice at no additional cost as part of existing member benefits. To learn more about how to join ATIXA as a Full or Super Member, visit our website .

Additional ATIXA Communities of Practice and Membership opportunities include:
Communities of Practice offer stratified membership pricing, making them more accessible to those who do not need or want Full Membership. Communities of Practice facilitate and support the lively exchange of information, resources, and ongoing dialogue around Title IX, sexual violence, and gender equity. This new  Community of Practice affords the levels of expertise you've come to expect from ATIXA, applied to the disability field, with a special focus on the intersections between disability and Title IX. By creating connections with other peers within a Community of Practice, participants have the opportunity to discuss successes and challenges, identify trends and best practices, and offer issue-specific guidance, all while breaking down the barriers of isolation in their work.
 
Contact our Member Services team at 610-644-7858 to learn more.

Are you an ADA/504 Coordinator? 

Register your information with ATIXA and our team will share up-to-date resources, offer new and developing training opportunities, and will connect you with next steps to join the ADA/504 Coordinator Community of Practice.
 
Registration Open for Upcoming 504 Coordinator Trainings

The ATIXA 504 Coordinator Training & Certification Course provides a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations, will explore the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms, and will discuss best practices in organizational structure. Learn more about the 504 Coordinator Certification, and see our calendar of training events. Contact our team for more information.
Tip of the Week

Clery Reporting Requirements and the Hierarchy Rule
By Brett A. Sokolow, J.D. Executive Director, ATIXA

A student reports to a campus administrator that they have been experiencing multiple types of assault, including rape, sodomy, fondling, and physical abuse, over a six-month period of time by a former partner. For the purposes of Clery, does each type of assault need to be a separate report?

Click here to read more.
Resource Spotlight
 
This week, ATIXA features the recently released report, Recommendations for Colleges and Universities in Resolving Allegations of Campus Sexual Misconduct. Developed by the American Bar Associations's (ABA) Task Force on College Due Process Rights and Victim Protections, the report  provides recommendations to guide colleges and universities for resolving allegations of campus sexual misconduct, and addresses due process rights for both the victim and the accused. 
Litigation Update

As cases are filed, decided, or preliminary rulings of importance are reached, ATIXA summarizes them for its Members in digest form.
Member Library New Resources

Each week, ATIXA provides its Members with the list of new resources available in the Member Resource Library. Join today to access our expansive catalog of resources.
Mark Your Calendars for the 2017 Joint National Conference


The  2017 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National  Conference is  scheduled for October 3rd-6th, 2017 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. G eneral conference registration deadline is September 19th, 2017. 


Keynote Speakers & Featured Sessions

This year, ATIXA and SCOPE welcome  Dr. Gail Stern , Co-Founder of Catharsis Productions, for the  opening keynote address, Compliance vs. Cultural Change: Designing Innovative Sexual Assault Prevention Programs that Transform Campus Communities.  Joining us as this year's  closing keynote , Putting Ourselves Back in the Narrative: Crisis and Opportunity in Uncertain Times,  will be Dr. Nicole Eramo , administrator at the University of Virginia.

ATIXA and SCOPE also welcome a number of  featured speakers combining practitioners and professionals representing years of experience in education, litigation, and the community. Take a look at this year's featured speakers and sessions. 

Training & Certification Opportunities in Philadelphia

Pre- and post-conference training events will be available for those looking to earn a new certification while in Philadelphia. View our current course offerings, schedule, and registration rates. Scholarship opportunities are available.

Network with Your Colleagues as Part of the Joint Conference Mentoring Program

ATIXA and SCOPE are pleased to continue last year's inaugural mentoring program at this year's conference for attendees. Our goal is to help those interested in or new to the field, or those attempting to move up in the field, meet with more experienced Title IX and advocate/prevention colleagues to ask questions, get advice, network, etc. Sign up as a Mentor or Mentee now through Friday, August 18th.

2017 July/August Promotion for New ATIXA Super Members
 
ATIXA announces new incentives toward becoming a Super Member!* 

Purchase an ATIXA Super Membership by August 31st and receive the following incentives:
As a reminder, ATIXA Super Members have access to products and services valued at over $10,000 if purchased on an "a la carte" basis, for one low annual fee, and will have access to special events, bonus content, and enhanced direct access to the ATIXA "brain trust" of the nation's foremost Title IX experts.  ATIXA Super Members receive the following additional benefits:
For any additional information and/or to discuss this promotional offer in detail, 
contact Ryan McDavis Vice President for Client and Member Relations, at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1009.

* Upgrades from Community of Practice, Individual, or Institutional levels are eligible for this promotion. Three-year Institutional level members are eligible for this promotion. Renewing Super Members are not eligible for this promotion.
Registration Now Open for ATIXA Orlando January 2018 Event

Register today for ATIXA's 2018 training event in Orlando,  Florida, January 22nd through January 26th at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs

Visit our website for full event details!

Training Course Schedule

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
  • 504 Coordinator Training & Certification
Tuesday, January 23rd - Friday, January 26th, 2018
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level One Course
Tuesday, January 23rd & Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Two Course - Structures, Pressures, Politics, Sanctions, Minors & MOUs
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Five Course - Bias & Cultural Competencies
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level One Course 
Thursday, January 25th & Friday, January 26th, 2018
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Two Course
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Four Course - Due Process
Contact our Team

For additional questions or information, contact our team at orlando@atixa.org .
Save the Date: ATIXA June 2018 Training Event in Columbus

Title IX Training & Certification Courses
June 3rd - June 8th, 2018
Columbus, OH

Additional training details, event schedule, and registration rates coming fall 2017. Visit our website to learn more. 

Contact our team at columbus@atixa.org.
Sign Up Today for a  Playbook Discussion Group

Discussion groups are available for those interested in learning more  about how to apply the content of the The ATIXA Playbook   to today's work. The Playbook  is the only guidance of its kind in the field, and is an indispensable tool for those who are charged with making the right decisions on sexual misconduct allegations on college and university campuses. Be a part of this valuable conversation.

Register today for a free 45-minute conversation with the authors of The ATIXA Playbook Visit our website to learn more and sign up today. Questions can be directed to our team

Now Available: Purchase The Playbook in Hardcopy

The ATIXA Playbook is now available in paperback, and can be purchased directly from Amazon for $279. 
Training Opportunities Near You

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Two 
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Three
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level Four
504 Coordinator Training & Certification Course
Should your campus/school/organization look to host an on-campus Training Event, ATIXA is currently collecting  Requests for Proposals  for campus host sites for the 2018 calendar year. 

For more information on our CCC Program , see our FAQs  or consult with our CCC Team .
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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
See recent Blog Posts  here .
Jobs

Visit the ATIXA Job Board for a complete list of current employment opportunities. 

New this Week

Lead Investigator, Title IX - Louisiana State University
Educational Equity Coordinator - Lafayette College
Title IX Coordinator - Lindenwood University
Case Manager - Tulane University
Director of Equity, Access & Inclusion - San Francisco Art Institute
Clery Act/ADA Compliance Coordinator - University of California, Riverside
Director, Alice! Health Promotion - Columbia University

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