Title IX Training

Students: The University requires all first-year students prior to matriculation to participate in an online training on alcohol use, abuse, and sexual misconduct. The online program specifically includes a module on sexual misconduct and key definitions, including consent. Residence life staff, namely Proctors, also receive training on University policy, appropriate response to sexual misconduct, mandatory reporting, and bystander intervention. Other students who receive training on sexual misconduct include athletes, Greek leaders, the Women’s Center residents, the Sewanee Wellness Action Group, and members of the Title IX Committee. 

Employees: Faculty and staff with routine relationships and access to students are required to report any concerns or direct information related to an allegation of sexual misconduct. Faculty and staff are instructed annually of their requirement to report incidents and provided instructions on how and to whom to report. New faculty and staff receive training as part of new faculty orientation. 

Individuals Responsible for Policy, Investigations, and Hearings: Training is provided for all members of the conduct board, a board of University employees responsible for hearing formal complaints.

Title IX Summit: Over the summer, the University dedicates an entire day to engaging all employees involved in Title IX for the purposes of evaluating the University's sexual misconduct response and our compliance with Title IX. Participants provided meaningful feedback and insights to assist the University in continually improving our policy and response.

Title IX - Level 1 Beginner Training Dates:

Department chairs and staff leadership with oversight of a department should contact Dr. Sylvia Gray directly to schedule larger groups for department trainings. See the list below for pre-scheduled trainings that are available to faculty/staff who cannot attend with their department. Additional dates may be added as needed.  

Training sessions are available at the following dates, times, and locations:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the duPont G9D - ATC Conference Rm, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Ground Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am (note that the location is different for this training)

Monday, June 17, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:00 am – 11:00 am (note that there is a day and time difference for this training)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in the Center for Teaching, Jessie Ball duPont Library, 2nd Floor.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

In order to track attendance, all employees must register individually for the training.

Use this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/OFeU2dVTiR3b8TZI3

Within 24 hrs, following registration, you will receive a pre-test from “survey monkey.” You must complete the pre-test to confirm your registration for the training. You cannot attend the training without registering and completing a pre-test. Following the training, you will also receive a post-test. The post-test is identical to the pre-test. You must complete the post-test and meet the minimum score of 80% for your training to be counted as complete.

*Note that the Title IX office offers a tiered training that includes five levels. The first level of training (Level 1 – Beginner) is required for all faculty and staff employees. Levels 2 – 5 are optional unless otherwise specified. Trainings can be scheduled during the lunch hour, mornings, evenings, nights, weekends, or as needed. Contact Dr. Sylvia Gray with any questions or requests.

*All employees should aim to complete the required Title IX Training by August 31, 2019.