ATIXA Newsletter
January 18, 2018
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In ATIXA's quarterly newsletter, we include ATIXA-developed content, share resources, 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 Releases Position Statement on the Proposed Legislation to the Higher Education Act of 1965

ATIXA issues this position statement to express its concerns regarding certain legislative proposals to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et. seq.) contained within the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act, introduced in the House of Representatives on Friday, December 1, 2017. While the bill's breadth is significant, ATIXA focuses on language that impacts sexual misconduct and other Title IX-related issues in the higher education arena.  

Click here to read the full statement from ATIXA.
Announcing the 2018 January-March Promotion for ATIXA New Membership
ATIXA announces new incentives towards new membership!

Purchase a new Individual, Institutional, or Super Member level of membership and receive the following promotional items:
As a reminder, the following substantial benefits apply to ATIXA Individual Membership:
  • Access to the best source materials and training on Title IX
  • Access to multiple Communities of Practice, including Investigator, Advocate and Prevention, K-12, Student, and ADA/504
  • Title IX Legal Updates
  • An active and pertinent professional listserv
  • The ability to access individual Community of Practice listservs
  • Weekly newsletters
  • The ATIXA VAWA Brochure Template
  • ATIXA Tip of the Week
  • Access to all versions of the ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model
  • Clery Act Annual Security Report Template Language to Comply with VAWA Section 304
  • 15% member discounts on many ATIXA events, products, and services
  • 15% member discounts on ATIXA Protocols and Resources
  • Access to the OCR Investigation Finding Letter Database
  • Access to Partner and Sponsor organization resources and discounts
  • Access to the most comprehensive online Title IX resource library available
  • Membership roster access
Additionally, ATIXA Institutional Membership allows for an unlimited number of Individual memberships at the campus level. 

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 get the following additional benefits:
  • Two complimentary registrations to the ATIXA Annual Conference
  • MaxStack: A Database for Title IX Case Documentation from ATIXA & Maxient (must be a current Maxient client to utilize)
  • The ATIXA 250-page "Investigation In a Box" Kit
  • 250 Tokens for Online Trainings through the Continuing Certification Credits (CCC) Program
  • Unlimited access to the ATIXA Mandated Reporter Online Training for Employees
  • Super Member socials at the ATIXA Annual Conference and other four-day Certification Events
  • Networking opportunities in person with The NCHERM Group Partners
  • Two annual Q&A based webinars with The NCHERM Group Partners
  • All certification event training materials
For any additional information and/or to discuss this promotional offer in detail, 
contact Ryan McDavis, Executive Director , at (610) 993-0229, ext. 1009.
Further Learning from The ATIXA Playbook: Stalking

ATIXA offers a bi-weekly excerpt of the recently published  ATIXA Playbook: Best Practices for the Post-Regulatory Era, an indispensable resource tool for those who are charged with making the right decisions on sexual misconduct allegations on college and university campuses. 

Stalking, a term that has made its way into both popular vernacular and culture, can be quite difficult to identify, especially at first glance. As a determination of stalking requires you to consider the totality of the circumstances, a more comprehensive understanding of stalking dynamics will better equip you to render your determination. Let's address what we know about stalking patterns and then proceed to ATIXA's recommended stalking policy. We will then focus on each element of the policy so that you feel comfortable investigating and rendering decisions on allegations of stalking. 

To read the excerpt in its entirety, please click  here.
Resource Spotlight

Men Can Stop Rape mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women. Included on this website are free handouts on topics such as rape as a men's issue, defining the rules between sex and rape, and athletes as men of strength.
Now Open for 2018: ATIXA Research Grant Opportunities

ATIXA provides $2500 research awards annually, given to those creating new and innovative research in the field of Title IX Compliance and Best Practices. The ATIXA Research award is granted based on the scope of the study, the contribution to the field, and advancement of best practices. ATIXA encourages academic research and scholarship regarding sexual assault prevention, investigation, coordination, and administration at two- and four-year colleges and universities.
 
Those chosen for the research awards will be expected to: 1) present the scope of their research during a 60-minute ATIXA Online Training and 2) write up a 4-10 page summary of their research findings for use as an ATIXA Member Newsletter Tip of the Week series.
 
The  2018 application for research grants  is now available. Applicants will be notified of their status following the review process.
 
Questions can be directed to our team at  info@atixa.org .
Member Library New Resources

SIgn in to view  the list  of new resources available in the ATIXA Member Resource Library this week. 
Introducing the 2018 January-March Promotion for Final-Eyes Clients
The NCHERM Group announces new incentives towards subscribing to Final-Eyes Off-Site Investigation Services! 

You've been trained to investigate civil rights violations. You have experience investigating sexual misconduct complaints. You've been through every detail, twice. Yet, some cases still leave you feeling uneasy. Have you asked every question? Is there anything you're missing? This flat-fee, off-site support and review service is offered at two levels and priced based on your investigation report volume. Final-Eyes is the reassurance you need when there is zero margin for error on campus sexual misconduct cases. 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 Includes:
  • Initial investigation report review (Standard Level)
  • Phone/email consultation with the Coordinator/Investigators to roadmap and investigation from inception (Plus Level)
  • Consultation with the Coordinator on gatekeeping decisions (Plus Level)
  • Light support for investigators during the investigation as needed (Plus Level)
  • Second-round review of revised reports (Plus Level) 
Purchase Final-Eyes service by March 31 and receive the following promotional items:
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.
Register Today for the June 2018 Certification Event in Columbus

Registration is open for ATIXA's Title IX Training & Certification event in Columbus, OH  from June 3rd - June 8th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Event Schedule 

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
  • 504 Coordinator Training & Certification Course
Monday, June 4th - Thursday, June 7th, 2018
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level One Course
Monday, June 4th & Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
  • Climate Surveys, VAWA Compliance & Strategic Prevention Training & Certification Level One Course
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level One Course
Wednesday, June 6th & Thursday, June 7th, 2018
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Two Course
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training & Certification Level Four Course - Due Process
  • Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Two Course - Structures, Pressures, Politics, Sanctions, Minors & MOUs
Visit our website for full event details, including registration rates, certification course schedule, and how to make your lodging arrangements today. 

For additional questions or information, contact our team at  columbus@atixa.org .
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
Student Conduct Hearing Board Panel Training
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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For a complete listing of products and services from ATIXA, view the 2017 Catalog .
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 all recent Blog Posts  here .
Jobs

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

New this Week

Coordinator for Wellness Programing (2 positions) - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator - North Dakota State University
Title IX Investigator/Compliance Coordinator - Rochester Institute of Technology

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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