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Understanding the Laws on Campus Sexual Assault (Day 1) and Conducting Trauma-Informed Investigations (Day 2)

August 7, 2017 @ 5:30 am - August 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

Training for Coordinators, Diversity Officers, Student Affairs, Campus Safety, Campus Counsel, Athletic Directors & Staff, Student Conduct and Grievance Officers, Residence Life Staff and Investigators.


The agenda for this in-depth training includes:

  • An overview of the legal and regulatory guidance (Title IX and related Office for Civil Rights guidance documents; Clery Act amendments) governing Title IX and applying this guidance to develop a compliant process.
  • Examination of pending federal legislation that may influence Title IX enforcement.
  • Creation and ongoing review of a fair and compliant process for fact-finding and decision-making.
  • Understanding how to SPAR – Stop Prevent and Remedy – sexual violence and sexual harassment.
  • Key policies and provisions including consent and/or affirmative consent, confidentiality, amnesty.
  • Overview of the investigation process (not the nuts and bolts which is covered in our Title IX ASAP: Conducting Campus Sexual Assault Investigations)
  • Partnering with on and off campus resources, including agencies and local law enforcement
  • Working to develop a compliant training program for faculty, staff and students

Download the program agenda for Day 1.

Conducting Title IX Investigations

An in-depth examination of a trauma-informed investigation, including a case study.

  • Types of sexual violence
  • Standard of review for sexual violence complaints
  • Consent and how drugs/alcohol impact consent
  • Confidentiality
  • Effects of trauma, including neurobiological change
  • Requirements of due process and procedural fairness
  • Cultural awareness
  • How to: conduct investigations; interview persons subjected to sexual violence; determine credibility; evaluate evidence in an impartial manner and reach a determination.

Download the program agenda for Day 2.

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August 7, 2017 @ 5:30 am
August 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
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