Is Title IX Training Mandated?

A college or school district must designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its Title IX responsibilities.58 The school must notify all of its students and employees of the name, office address and telephone number of the employee(s) designated.59 While a school may choose to have a number of employees responsible for Title IX matters, it is advisable to give one official responsibility for overall coordination and oversight of all sexual harassment complaints to ensure consistent practices and standards in the handling of all complaints. Coordination in terms of recordkeeping is also essential to ensure that the school can and will identify and resolve recurring problems and the problem of repeat offenders.60 Finally, the school must make sure that all designated employees have adequate training as to what conduct constitutes sexual harassment, and are able to explain how the grievance procedure operates.61

61. For example, in Cape Cod Community College, OCR Case No. 01–93–2047, the College was found to have violated Title IX in part because the person identified by the school as the Title IX coordinator was unfamiliar with Title IX, had no training, and did not even realize he was the coordinator.

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* Howe, W. A., & Lisi, P. L. (2019, 3e). Becoming a multicultural educator: Developing awareness, gaining skills, and taking action.Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. 
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