On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education's Title IX Rule concerning allegations of sexual harassment took effect. The new rule requires that colleges and universities train Title IX coordinators, investigators and decision makers to perform their roles. The training must cover certain, specified concepts and institutions must make the training materials available to the public.
Title IX Training
Title IX Coordinator, Investigator and Decision Maker Training provided by Missouri State University
Title IX training resources on campus
Recognizing distressed students
The Counseling Center provides programming and services to support the University community through individual and group services. The brochure Recognizing Distressed Students can assist you in identifying a student in distress, what you can do to assist and subsequent procedures.
Other Title IX Training Resources
The ATIXA training materials page is an aggregate site which includes all training provided by the organization.
Husch Blackwell, LLP
Thompson Coburn: Title IX training series for institutions of Higher Education
A brief description of each module in the training series is set out below. Though designed to be watched in the following order, modules also can be watched separately, on a stand-alone basis.
- Module 1 – An Introduction to Managing Title IX Sexual Harassment on Campus: In the Fundamentals of the Law module, Scott Goldschmidt and Aaron Lacey provide an overview of the new Title IX rule. Starting with a background and history
of Title IX, the module details key definitions, elements of a sufficient response
to “Title IX sexual harassment,” interim and supportive measures and recordkeeping
- Module 2 – Formal Complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment: In the Formal Complaints module, Scott Goldschmidt and Aaron Lacey discuss the new
regulation’s framework for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module
details the ten core requirements for a formal complaint process and explains the
requirements regarding dismissals and consolidation of complaints.
- Module 3 – Title IX Investigations & Informal Resolutions: In the Investigations and Informal Resolutions module, Susan Lorenc, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explain the new regulation’s requirements for
investigations of formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module explores
key concepts, notice requirements, confidentiality, evidence, serving impartially,
issues of relevance, interviews, credibility determinations, collection and review
of documentation and writing investigative reports. The module also explains the regulation’s
requirements regarding informal resolutions.
- Module 4 – Title IX Hearings: In the Hearings module, Retired Judge Booker Shaw, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey, discuss the new regulation’s hearing requirements
for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. The module delves into key concepts,
the live hearing requirement, advisors, managing cross-examination, relevance, credibility,
burden of proof, evidence and legal privileges.
- Module 5 – Title IX Determinations: In the Determinations module, Susan Lorenc, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explore
the new regulation’s requirements for written determinations of responsibility following
a hearing. The module covers key concepts, the format and content of determinations,
organizing facts and thoughts, excluding facts in evidence, weighing facts under applicable
evidentiary standards, types of evidence, effective deliberations and writing a defensible
- Module 6 – Title IX Appeals: In the final module of the series, Retired Judge Booker Shaw, Scott Goldschmidt, and Aaron Lacey explain the new Title IX rule’s requirements for appeals. The module details key concepts, bases for appeal officers.