Title IX personnel are required to be unbiased and free from conflicts of interest. Materials used to train Title IX personnel include:
US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION / OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS (OCR)
- Questions and Answers Regarding the Department’s Final Title IX Rule
- OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
- The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
- OCR Short Webinar on How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX
- Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar
- OCR Webinar on Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations
- OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
- OCR Webinar on Bias and Conflicts of Interest
- OCR Blog: Live Hearings, Excluding Reliance on a Party’s Statements, and verbal Conduct
- Notice of Interpretation: Title IX Prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ+ students and employees
- Questions and Answers on the Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment (July 2021)
Additional training materials are linked below. Questions about the materials and trainings can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Oregon is a member of the SUNY Student Conduct Institute.
The Suny Student Conduct Institute provides in-depth live and online training to student conduct officials, hearing officers, Title IX officials and other college personnel in due process, trauma-informed investigations and adjudications, questioning and weighing of evidence, and other crucial best practices in the investigation and conduct process that comply with relevant case law, Title IX guidance and the Clery Act.
Title IX Education Specialists
Description: A review of basic federal requirements including notice of non-discrimination, grievance procedures, and scope of Title IX Coordinator’s role.
Institutional Compliance Solutions
Title IX Training Series
Module 1 – An Introduction to Managing Title IX Sexual Harassment on Campus
In the Fundamentals of the Law module, Scott Goldschmidt and Aaron Lacey provide an overview of the new Title IX rule. Starting with a background and history of Title IX, the module details key definitions, elements of a sufficient response to “Title IX sexual harassment,” interim and supportive measures and recordkeeping requirements.
Module 2 – Formal Complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment
In the Formal Complaints module, Scott Goldschmidt and Aaron Lacey discuss the new regulation’s framework for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module details the ten core requirements for a formal complaint process and explains the requirements regarding dismissals and consolidation of complaints.
Module 3 – Title IX Investigations & Informal Resolutions
In the Investigations and Informal Resolutions module, Susan Lorenc, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explain the new regulation’s requirements for investigations of formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module explores key concepts, notice requirements, confidentiality, evidence, serving impartially, issues of relevance, interviews, credibility determinations, collection and review of documentation and writing investigative reports. The module also explains the regulation’s requirements regarding informal resolutions.
Module 4 – Title IX Hearings
In the Hearings module, Retired Judge Booker Shaw, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey, discuss the new regulation’s hearing requirements for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module delves into key concepts, the live hearing requirement, advisors, managing cross-examination, relevance, credibility, burden of proof, evidence and legal privileges.
Module 5 – Title IX Determinations
In the Determinations module, Susan Lorenc, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explore the new regulation’s requirements for written determinations of responsibility following a hearing. The module covers key concepts, the format and content of determinations, organizing facts and thoughts, excluding facts in evidence, weighing facts under applicable evidentiary standards, types of evidence, effective deliberations and writing a defensible determination.
Module 6 – Title IX Appeals
In the final module of the series, Retired Judge Booker Shaw, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explain the new Title IX rule’s requirements for appeals. The module details key concepts, bases for appeal, drafting appeal decisions and requirements for appeal officers.