July 20th, 2017
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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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
of training events.
Contact our team
for more information.
Clery Reporting Requirements and the Hierarchy Rule
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?
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
2017 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National
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
, Putting Ourselves Back in the Narrative: Crisis and Opportunity in Uncertain Times,
Dr. Nicole Eramo
, administrator at the University of Virginia.
ATIXA and SCOPE also welcome a number of
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.
our current course offerings, schedule, and registration rates.
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!*
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
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
Save the Date: ATIXA June 2018 Training Event in Columbus
Title IX Training & Certification Courses
June 3rd - June 8th, 2018
Additional training details, event schedule, and registration rates coming fall 2017. Visit our
to learn more.
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.
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.
for a free 45-minute conversation with the authors of The ATIXA Playbook.
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
Training Opportunities Near You
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Course Level One
- July 26 & 27, 2017 in New York, NY
- August 1 & 2, 2017 in Modesto, CA
- August 3 & 4, 2017 in Denver, CO
- September 20 & 21, 2017 in Woodbridge, VA
- November 29 & 30, 2017 in Tacoma, WA
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
For a complete listing of products and services from ATIXA, view the
Fall 2016 Catalog
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
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