Title IX Coordinator Training

Note: The course has been updated to address the U.S. Department of Education’s August 2020 Title IX regulations addressing sexual harassment.  The regulations require institutions of higher education to make any Title IX training materials publicly available on their websites. Accordingly, course participants may post the updated course materials if they deem doing so appropriate in accordance with §106.45(b)(10). NACUA does not grant course participants permission to post course materials that were created prior to the release of the August 2020 regulations.

Title IX Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the entire breadth 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 equity in athletics. It is crucial that Title IX Coordinators receive appropriate training to successfully handle the position's multiple responsibilities.

Join instructors Marjory Fisher, Melinda Grier, and Janet Judge, for this course consisting of (1) three modules featuring pre-recorded webinars and (2) six modules featuring a series of synchronous, live classes (i.e., webinars).  The class series will be offered once each fall and spring semester. 

The course features access to:

  • Three modules (pre-recorded webinars, self-assessments, and written resources); and
  • Six modules featuring interactive, live classes with the course instructors. These classes will not be recorded, but the course’s written resources will be available at any time.   

Who Should Participate?

This course is designed for campus Title IX Coordinators. After reviewing the schedule, institutions may determine that there are attorneys or other campus administrators who would benefit from the program as well.

Course Schedule

  Fundamentals of the August 2020 Regulatory Requirements (pre-recorded webinars)  

Jurisdiction and Other Threshold Topics

  • Definition of Sexual Harassment
  • To Whom do the Regulations Apply? Applicability of Regulations to Students and Employees (Title VII)
  • When and Where do the Regulations Apply?
  • Implementation Issues
  • Required Institutional Response to a Report

Formal Complaints, Investigations & Grievance Procedures

  • The Formal Complaint
  • Written Notice of Allegations
  • Dismissal of Formal Complaints
  • Advisors
  • Informal Resolution
  • Relevancy Determinations and more

Policy & Training Obligations

  • Dissemination of Policy
  • Elements to be Included in Your Policy
  • Policy Decision Points
  • Required Training

  Live Classes

A series of live classes will be offered twice per year (once during the fall semester and again during the spring semester) that provides in-depth coverage of a Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities and duties.

Class One: Definitions, Jurisdiction and Preliminary Matters

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

Class Two: Conducting a Title IX Investigation

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

Class Three: Hearings and Appeals

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

Class Four: Anatomy of an OCR Investigation

  • Thursday, May 18, 2023, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

Class Five: Title IX Training and Policies

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET

Class Six: Athletics Equity

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET


Melinda W. Grier

Melinda GreirMelinda 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 ...

Janet Judge

Janet JudgeJanet P. Judge is a Partner with the Education & Sports Law Group, LLC. An active association member since 2004, Janet currently serves on the on the NACUA Board and the Committee on Programming for the Annual Conference. She has presented...

Marjory Fisher

Marjorie FisherAssociate Vice President Marjory Fisher is Columbia University's Title IX Coordinator, responsible for monitoring the university's policies and procedures for resolving sexual and gender-based misconduct, harassment, and other complaints under Title IX...

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