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Our Mission

ATIXA provides a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Since 1972, Title IX has proved to be an increasingly powerful leveling tool, helping to advance gender equity in schools and colleges.

Title IX

Title IX’s benefits can be found in promoting equity in academic and athletics programs, preventing hostile environments on the basis of sex, prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence, protecting from retaliation and remedying the effects of other gender-based forms of discrimination.

Every school district and college in the United States is required to have a Title IX Coordinator who oversees implementation, training and compliance with Title IX. ATIXA brings campus and district Title IX Coordinators and administrators into professional collaboration to explore best practices, share resources and advance the worthy goal of gender equity in education.

Special Flat-Free Pricing for “Final Eyes” Service: Off-Site Investigation Review

You’ve come to the end of the investigation, hearing or appeal on a sexual misconduct complaint, and you want to be sure you’ve got it right. That’s what the experts at The NCHERM Group are here for.  You’ll 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 guarantees that an NCHERM Group partner will review your decision by phone and/or email, and let you know how they see it.  Final Eyes is the reassurance you need in a time when there is zero margin for error on campus sexual misconduct cases.  This service is usually billed hourly.  From now until September 5th, your campus can subscribe to Final Eyes for a flat fee of $5,000 for the entire year, with no limit on how often it can be used.

To access Final Eyes on demand for your campus, click here.

Announcing NCHERM Resolution Services: The NCHERM Group to Indemnify Colleges on Sexual Misconduct Claims

It is clear from recent press accounts that higher education is at a crisis point with sexual misconduct cases.  Administrators report that they are drowning in caseloads.  Students and alumni continue to express dissatisfaction in a variety of ways.  The hearing process is under attack from those who think that campus panels are poorly trained and simply not up to the task of addressing sexual misconduct. The issue of campus sexual misconduct appears to have become a pressure cooker that is about to explode.  More and more campuses have realized that what they are doing isn’t working and they are turning to the NCHERM Group for help.

In response, the NCHERM Group recently announced its new Resolution Services, allowing campuses to put difficult sexual misconduct cases into the hands of objective, trained and respected experts.  NCHERM Group President, Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., stated that he is confident in the ability of his team to resolve the toughest cases, and he’s willing to indemnify those campuses that entrust their sexual misconduct complaints to his firm.

The NCHERM Group Issues An Open Letter

to Higher Education about Campus Sexual

Violence

Click here to read the open letter to Higher Education, issued by Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. & The NCHERM Group Partners.

Analyzing and Discussing the Recently

Released FAQ’s on Title IX 

They’re finally here! The Department of Education has issued answers to 52 Frequently Asked Questions about the April 4, 2011 Title IX Dear Colleague Letter.  These FAQ’s supplement the “Dear Colleague Letter” as significant guidance documents.  Experts from The NCHERM Group and ATIXA recently offered two rapid response webinars addressing this topic,  analyzing the FAQs, sharing opinion, and discussing the implications of OCR’s answers. For recording information, view a copy of the FAQs and to learn more about additional resources, click here.

ATIXA Model Policy Updated to Reflect New

Campus SaVE Provisions 

ATIXA is distributing freely and publicly its transformative Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Model Policy, newly updated to reflect Campus SaVE Provisions. This policy has helped hundreds of campuses as they strive to comply with Title IX and related legislation, as well as protect the safety of their communities. Let it help yours.

Access the Model Policy as a PDF here and as a Word document here.

Announcing the 2014 Whitepaper: Equity

is Such a Lonely Word

Co-published by The NCHERM Group and ATIXA, this Whitepaper will be a practical guide to realizing full equity. We may give lip service on our campuses to being communities of inclusion, diversity and social justice, but without real equity, we don’t walk our talk.

ATIXA Leadership Invited to the White House

Click here to read ATIXA Leadership’s takeaways from their visit to the White House. Click here to read the official

ATIXA Issues Dear President Letter

Click here to read Executive Director, Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. respond to President Obama’s creation of a task force on campus-based sexual violence. Click here to view the official press release.

The NCHERM Group and ATIXA Issue

Executive Summary

Click here to read more about the campus-based elements in The White House announcement and report, “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action.”

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The ATIXA One Policy, One Process Model

The ATIXA Model Policy and Procedure for Civil Rights Equity Grievance Resolution for all Faculty, Students and Employees

ATIXA has developed an approach called the One Policy, One Process Model permitting all discrimination complaints (age, race, sex, gender, nationality, etc.) to be resolved using one institution-wide policy, and one stand-alone resolution process, applied to all complaints involving faculty, students and staff. Visit our website to learn more.