Title IX Roundtable Discussion

June 24, 2015

As a result of the major Title IX and VAWA developments in Spring 2014, most institutions implemented new Title IX policies and procedures either in advance of or during the past academic year. From our own discussions with the many colleges and universities we represent, it is clear that institutions continue to grapple with issues as they try to determine what are “best practices,” how those practices fit their campus cultures, and how to fine tune their policies and procedures in light of this past year’s experiences.

To assist all institutions in these efforts, we thought it would be useful if Title IX Coordinators and other Student Affairs personnel (or anyone dealing with these issues) were able to exchange ideas, concerns and experiences with their peers from across the State.

The purpose of this event is to allow the professionals who have to deal with these issues daily speak candidly with their peers to share information, and for all of us to discuss common concerns collaboratively. While the program will include some prepared comments by Bond lawyers and United Educators, the heart of the program will focus on roundtable discussions of your concerns, questions, comments and experiences.


10 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 11 a.m.
National Trends, A Perspective from United Educators

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion
Comparing and Contrasting Your Institutions’ Procedural Models for Reporting and Responding to Complaints.
Hearing or investigative model? Or a hybrid of both? To whom should the Title IX Coordinator report from an accountability standpoint? What have your institution’s challenges been in policy development and implementation? This session will be an opportunity to share experiences with different Title IX procedural constructs.

12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch with Roundtable Discussion
Training and Awareness Campaigns that Work (or Don’t).
There are many training options and approaches, with different cost and logistical considerations. This session will be an opportunity to exchange insights on effective ways to meet Title IX training requirements.

1 - 2 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion
Difficult Issues in Investigations.
No two sexual assault cases are the same, but there are recurring challenges. Share and hear about what peer institutions consider to be their “lessons learned”.

2 - 2:30 p.m.
Concluding Thoughts

This event is intended for the invited guests of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, who reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant.