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
Last updated: 11/5/2020