Title IX Coordinator Training

The Department of Education's Title IX regulations have always required that institutions designate someone on campus to coordinate Title IX compliance. The April 4, 2011, Dear Colleague Letter ("DCL") formalizes the Title IX Coordinator's role, and confirms its importance to the entire campus community.

Title IX Coordinators are responsible for overseeing all of an institution's Title IX compliance efforts. This includes gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual assault, and athletics. These are significant responsibilities. To be effective, Coordinators should be well versed in the procedures, policies, and training mechanisms in place for addressing campus sexual harassment, sexual violence, and the law's unique application to athletics. It is crucial that Title IX Coordinators receive appropriate training to successfully handle the position's multiple responsibilities.

This eight-session course is designed specifically for campus Title IX Coordinators and other administrators with Title IX responsibilities. Taught by experienced NACUA member attorneys, this course has been updated to include April 2014 federal government guidance and is a high-quality, affordable and convenient way for Title IX Coordinators to learn key responsibilities, including:

  • Dear Colleague Letter compliance
  • Understanding sexual harassment and violence
  • Conducting prompt and effective investigations
  • Complaint handling
  • Hearings, adjudications and appeals
  • Due process and student codes
  • Notice and training obligations
  • Best practices in athletics

This informative and convenient course is a blend of self-study and instructor-facilitated learning. Participants can access materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The course features:

  • Access to seven narrated PowerPoint presentations, self-assessments, and extensive resources. 
  • Access to four live webinars with the course instructors (recordings are made available to those who were not able to attend live). 

The course costs $449 for all participants. Participants at member institutions are eligible for a $100 discount. Register today!

Questions? Contact NACUA at hearly@nacua.org with questions about CLE credits or content. For technical support questions, contact support@blueskyelearn.com. For more information, visit NACUA’s Online Learning Center Support Page.

Course Schedule

Introduction to Title IX, Clery Act, and Campus SaVE Act

  • Introduction to Title IX: sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence
  • Introduction to the Clery Act
  • Campus SaVE Act Amendments of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Making Title IX and Campus SaVE work together

The Key Responsibilities of Title IX Coordinators

  • April 4, 2011 guidance: an overview
  • Who should serve as a Title IX coordinator?
  • Key Title IX coordinator responsibilities
  • Title IX coordinator responsibilities as it applies to athletics

Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence and the Legal Responsibilities of the Institution

  • The data on sexual violence on campus
  • Different perspectives – victims' rights, community standards, accused students, parents, community, student groups
  • The role of alcohol, drugs and consent
  • Other types of institutional programs to respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment
  • Other laws that affect investigations

Overseeing or Conducting Investigations of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Investigations

  • Interviews with complainant, accused and witnesses
  • Requests for confidentiality or not to investigate
  • Interim protective measures for complainant
  • Dealing with law enforcement
  • Gathering other evidence
  • Determining whether to bring charges
  • Other general remedial action

Review of Institutional Policies – Part I

  • Complaint handling
  • Hearings, adjudication, and appeals
  • Due process and student code

Review of Institutional Policies - Part II

  • Grievance procedures for employees
  • Dealing with parents and media
  • FERPA and Clery Act issues
  • Minors

Compliance with Notice and Training Obligations

  • Notice obligations
  • Who needs to be trained and on what topics
  • Best practices


Title IX Coordinator Best Practices in Athletics

  • NCAA identification of Title IX coordinator
  • Additional policy considerations
  • Effective harassment/assault avoidance training for coaches, student-athletes and athletics personnel
  • Discussion of requirement that student-athletes be treated similarly to other students in harassment/sexual assault investigations
  • Privacy and athletics
  • Retaliation



March 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 1-2

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants


April 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 3-4

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants


May 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 5-6

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants


June 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Covering Modules 7-8

  • Opportunity for Q&A with instructors
  • Recording is available for all new registrants.



Melinda W. Grier

Amy Foerester

Janet Judge


Melinda W. Grier served as NACUA's Director of Legal Resources. Previously, she consulted on issues related to higher education law and policy, advised institutions of higher education and other public employers through her firm Melinda Grier...


Amy C. Foerster has been General Counsel at Bucknell University since January 2013. Prior to joining Bucknell, Amy was a partner with Saul Ewing LLP, where she was Co-Chair of the firm's Higher Education practice. In that capacity, Amy represented private and public...


Janet Judge is at Sports Law Associates LLC in North Yarmouth, ME. Concentrating on collegiate sports law and employment counseling, she brings her diverse athletic experiences and expertise in sports and employment law to the table when advising...

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