New Title IX regulations took effect on Aug. 14 that require highly prescriptive training for those involved with the Title IX grievance process, including coordinators and deputy coordinators, investigators, hearing decision-makers, hearing chairs, and advisers. In early January, Lafayette was among four Lehigh Valley colleges to receive It’s On Us grants of up to $30,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Governor’s Office. These fund programs that improve awareness, remove barriers to reporting, and work on changing campus culture around sexual assault. The College is proposing that the grant be used for the Helping to Create a Safe, Equitable, and Inclusive Lafayette Community project, which involves new training and innovative programming to address today’s greatest challenges in combating campus sexual assault.

One of three key components of this grant involves enrolling faculty and staff members in training by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) to improve the response and support system for survivors.

Key dates in the ATIXA spring training schedule:

Hearing officers and decision-makers

  • June 21-22
  • July 15, 22, 29

Hearing advisers

  • April 13
  • June 24
  • August 18

If you’re interested in serving in one of these vital roles, contact Amanda Hanincik to register; spaces are limited.

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