Sexual Assault & Title IX Training for Campus Hearing Panels -
All schools that receive federal funding in any capacity must comply with Title IX regulations. Because of differing interpretations over the years since it became law, it is often confusing and frustrating to administrators who want to do the right thing, but don’t know where to start. TRG can provide concise, easy to understand precepts,with the intent of full compliance and to ensure that victims are provided needed services. Even with the best of intentions, many schools fail audits and are threatened with financial penalties. TRG can sort through the extraneous clutter and provide a roadmap to Title IX compliance.
The overall goal of this training program is to provide each participant with a sufficient amount of knowledge, understanding and practical skill to serve as a hearing examiner, panel member or decision-maker in student disciplinary proceedings involving sexual violence.
This program will provide participants with an overview of the topic of sexual violence as it relates to conducting student disciplinary proceedings on college campuses. Participants will receive a basic understanding of federal laws and guidance in regard to sexual violence on a college campus. Participants will also be trained on the definitions of sexual violence, the cultural myths and misperceptions of sexual violence and how a traumatic event can impact the behavior of a victim of sexual violence. Finally, participants will be provided with the opportunity to serve as a hearing panel member and engage in the process of reviewing evidence and issuing a determination in a student disciplinary proceeding for sexual assault. A roundtable discussion will be scheduled at the end of the program to allow participants to share their previous experiences and collaborate on this topic.
This program will provide each participant with the following information and understanding:
- An overview of sexual violence on college campuses
- Title IX and federal law implications on a student nonacademic misconduct hearing process
- An overview of applicable OCR investigations and civil court rulings regarding student nonacademic misconduct findings and sexual violence
- Definitions and discussion of sexual violence, misperceptions and impact of trauma on a victim of sexual assault
- How to conduct a student nonacademic misconduct hearing involving allegations of sexual violence, including assessing credibility, issuing determinations and preparing written findings.
- Participation in an interactive group assignment. Participants will be assigned to a hearing panel and provided with a full record of a hypothetical sexual assault case. Panels will use the record to deliberate, reach findings of fact, issue a determination and present the group’s conclusions to other participants.