Training Materials

34 CFR Part 106.45(b)(10) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations requires recipients to publicly post training materials used to train the roles involved in their grievance processes for handling sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. 

To access materials used to train the Title IX Team, please use this link:

Further training materials will be posted below as they are conducted.

    Topics covered in trainings:

    • The scope of the University's discrimination and harassment based on sex and gender policy and procedures
    • How to conduct investigations and hearings that protect the safety of the Complainants and Respondents, and promotes accountability
    • Implicit bias
    • Disparate treatment and impact
    • Reporting, confidentiality, and privacy requirements
    • Applicable law, regulations, and federal regulatory guidance
    • How to implement appropriate and situation-specific remedies
    • How to investigate in a thorough, reliable, and impartial manner
    • How to uphold fairness, equity, and due process
    • How to weigh evidence
    • How to conduct questioning
    • How to assess credibility
    • Impartiality and objectivity
    • How to render findings and generate clear, concise, evidence-based rationales
    • The definitions of all offenses
    • How to apply definitions used by the university with respect to consent (or the absence or negation of consent) consistently, impartially, and in accordance with policy
    • How to conduct an investigation and grievance process including hearings, appeals, and informal resolution processes
    • How to serve impartially by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias
    • Any technology to be used at a live hearing
    • Issues of relevance of questions and evidence
    • Issues of relevance to create an investigation report that fairly summarizes relevant evidence
    • How to determine appropriate sanctions in reference to all forms of harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation allegations
    • Record-keeping