OCR Title IX Regulations Training & Certification Course


Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Upcoming Training Locations
What does my certification mean?


Title IX Coordinators all over the country continue to share with ATIXA their lack of clarity on the role, responsibilities, and the expectations the Department of Education has for their position. Campus administrators report confusion over whether there is more to the Coordinator role than being a designee for Office for Civil Rights (OCR) communications, who their campus Title IX Coordinator is, and what that person is supposed to do. With legislation, resolution letters, and open investigations continuing to affect our work as Title IX administrators, the Title IX Coordinator position continues to grow and develop over time. This course will address these questions and the confusion about the responsibilities of a campus Title IX Coordinator. This comprehensive course is focused broadly on the role of Title IX Coordinators, Title IX compliance, investigations, athletics equity, and 504 disability compliance.

Because of our deep involvement in litigation and OCR complaints, ATIXA trainings are designed to empower risk management for your school or college. Through our unmatched understanding of the legal landscape, our team is best positioned to help attendees provide a fair, impartial and equitable resolution of discrimination allegations that will reduce the risk of an OCR complaint or lawsuit by either party. Our goal is to help you ensure their rights, maximize your compliance, and respect the equal dignity of all participants in your process.

Description of Course

Enhanced due process protections, particularly for the responding party, are a focus of OCR’s Proposed Title IX Regulations. Participants will explore the procedural and substantive elements of the proposed regulations and recent relevant case law against the backdrop of an exploration of ATIXA’s approach to best-practice procedural and substantive protections. Case studies and procedural analysis will enhance the ability of participants to see the due process deficits on their own campuses and offer sound approaches to curing those deficits. Discussion on effective and efficient procedures, potential pitfalls, and best practices in organizational structure will also be included. Participants will:

  • Understand the substantive due process concept of fairness of outcome
  • Be able to articulate the major provisions of the Proposed Title IX Regulations, including their impact on:
    • The Deliberate Indifference Standard
    • Reverse Discrimination
    • Religious Exemptions
    • Access to Evidence
    • The Evidentiary Standard
    • Retaliation and Mediation
  • Be able to explain why due process is under fire and understand the legal underpinnings of due process claims, including how the field’s tilt toward becoming the sex police threatens gender equity on college campuses
  • Be able to distinguish Title IX due process from Constitutional due process, and know how to balance procedures accordingly
  • Take away concrete suggestions for ways to enhance due process within procedures
  • Distinguish and apply the concepts of procedural and substantive due process
  • Grasp emerging best practices by seeing federal guidance as a floor, and not a ceiling
  • Be able to apply the lessons of significant recent cases

Who Should Attend?

  • 504, Disability & EEO Coordinator and Directors
  • Deans
  • Campus Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Coordinators
  • Training and Prevention personnel
  • Investigators
  • Human Resources personnel
  • Student Conduct personnel
  • Student Affairs administrators
  • General Counsel and outside attorneys

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Upcoming Training Locations

What does my Certification mean?

To obtain Certification from ATIXA, you will need to attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) programsystem. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by ATIXA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs. Learn more about our program here.

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PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; TNG cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.