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The Clery Act requires all higher education students, faculty and staff to receive training on how to recognize, respond to, and prevent sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. EVERFI’s Sexual Assault trainings for faculty and staff provide critical information about sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.
Title IX Training and Reporting Requirements: Preventing Sex Discrimination and Sexual Violence on Campus
While most are aware of Title IX as the sex discrimination law, not everyone knows how much this law has and continues to evolve. Enacted in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments was originally administered by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The law prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex for any activities in any institution that received federal funding of any kind.
Originally seen as an equality-in-athletics initiative, the broad language of the Title IX law left it open to interpretation and revision. What legislators could not have predicted forty years ago was the potential reach of Title IX and how many people are now under its protection. OCR’s “Dear Colleagues Letter” expands Title IX beyond just sex discrimination to also cover various forms of harassment (sexual harassment, sexual violence, etc) and details how Title IX laws can apply to incidents that occur on- and off-campus. Title IX continues to evolve today, with new updated guideline currently under review.
However you manage campus issues and concerns, your duty is to know the law, establish an actionable Title IX harassment policy, and act in compliance. EVERFI’s Title IX training courses on Sexual Assault Prevention not only train administrators on the law, they also help to create a healthy, respectful learning environment that benefits everyone.
Skipping Title IX Training Can Be a Costly Mistake
Failing to provide Title IX training to faculty and staff could be your highest area of exposure. While you can’t control whether a student is only comfortable confiding in a Resident Advisor (RA), rather than your school’s Title IX Coordinator, you must ensure the RA knows how to respond and report appropriately.
Title IX and Clery Act Training That’s Thorough and Simple to Implement
Providing information and training on your harassment policy is the only way to ensure protection of the student’s interest as well as your institution.
EVERFI offers training suitable for a variety of audiences, including:
- Title IX training for faculty and staff, and student employees and teaching assistants
- Title IX training for undergraduate and graduate students
EVERFI’s’ Title IX and Clery Act training online can help ensure your faculty and staff know what to do in the event of a complaint and what steps to take to create a responsive, respectful campus. Look to EVERFI for all your training needs, on Title IX policy and beyond.
Questions about The Clery Act or Campus SaVE Act? Check out our blog post on Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act.