Title IX Policies & Procedures

Formerly Title IX/Section 304 Foundations of Policy and Process Training

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Upcoming Training Locations
How is this different from other courses from ATIXA?

Description of Course

While our other trainings build the skills of investigating, this course examines the policy and process frameworks in which those investigations take place. Participants will explore various civil rights investigation, policy and process models, and how a thorough, reliable and impartial investigation can be integrated into existing campus resolution processes. Topics include the various investigation team models and frameworks, from the pure civil rights model to unified resolutions to hybrid approaches with hearings and appeals.

For 2019-2020, we have decided to break the foundational and structural parts out of the other investigation tracks, to place them in this new track. This is in recognition of two changes. First, more and more of our attendees are asking for the foundational pieces related to integrating investigation functionality into existing campus processes. Second, now that VAWA has added stalking, dating and domestic violence to the investigator’s portfolio, the investigation tracks have become so full with content that we need to free up more time in those tracks for the fundamentals of investigation and the specifics of the subject matter of each investigation. Thus, a new track.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the investigation purpose and function
  • Discuss investigations and the student conduct and HR-based resolution processes
  • Stand-alone investigation models as the entire resolution of a civil rights complaint
  • Explore fact-gathering and fact-finding investigation models
  • Process investigation findings

Participants in this track will explore how many investigators are needed, and the various investigation team frameworks. This track will explore in great detail how to integrate an investigation before a hearing.

Please join us for two days of critical exploration of this topic. You’ll acquire the practical information you need to take back to your campus, modify your process and make it work for you.

Click here for a Sample Course Agenda.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those working directly with Title IX Investigations and Sexual Misconduct Grievances. Specifically those working in this capacity in the following fields:

  • Hearing Board Panel Members
  • Senior Student Affairs Administrators
  • Legal Counsel
  • Senior Human Resources Professionals
  • Directors of Equity/AA/EEO/Inclusion
  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Anyone else involved in structuring resolution processes for colleges and schools



Upcoming Training Locations

How is this different from our other levels of training?

This is the course for campus policy and process decision-makers who want to understand the variety of and differences between the most common civil rights resolution models and how to best structure the investigation and resolution functions to fit their campus cultures and needs.