Equal Opportunity & Title IX
Georgia Southern University

Title IX Team Training & Education

2020 OCR Regulations

The new 2020 OCR regulations state the following:

  • The Title IX Rule requires schools’ Title IX Personnel to be unbiased and free from conflicts of interest.
  • Title IX personnel include the Title IX Coordinator, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution.

Schools must ensure that Title IX personnel receive training as follows:

  • On Title IX’s definition of “sexual harassment,”
  • On the scope of the school’s education program or activity,
  • On how to conduct an investigation and grievance process,
  • On how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue,
  • On  how to avoid conflicts of interest and bias,
  • Decision-makers must receive training on any technology to be used at a live hearing, and on issues of relevance of questions and evidence, including when questions and evidence about a complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior are not relevant,
  • Investigators must receive training on issues of relevance to create an investigative report that fairly summarizes relevant evidence.

All materials used to train Title IX personnel:

  • Must not rely on sex stereotypes,
  • Must promote impartial investigations and adjudications of formal complaints of sexual harassment,
  • Must be maintained by the school for at least 7 years,
  • Must be publicly available on the school’s website.

(§ 106.45(b)(1)(iii) & § 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D))

Training from the University System of Georgia

Title IX Coordinator Training, Fall 2020

Title IX Investigator Refresher Training, Fall 2020

Title IX Hearing Officer Training – Student Sexual Misconduct, Fall 2020

Title IX Hearing Officer Training – Employee Sexual Misconduct, Fall 2020

Title IX Hearing Panelist Refresher Training, Fall 2020

Title IX Appellate Decision Makers Refresher Training, Fall 2020

Last updated: 9/18/2020

Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX • PO Box 8035 Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-5136