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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

Training from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

Title IX Compliance & Athletics

Title IX Rationale Writing Best Practices

Civil Rights Investigator Level Four

Last updated: 7/30/2021