ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Training

Friday, July 12 at 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Grace Covell Hall
720 Presidents Drive, Stockton, CA 95211

The University of the Pacific community is invited to a 2-day training and certification course for Civil Rights Investigators. The training will take place on July 11 & 12, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Grace Covell. In order to be certified, participation will be required for the full two-day training. Breakfast, coffee and snacks will be provided. Lunch will be on your own. This will be a one-time opportunity for our campus community. To attend this training; elsewhere it would be $1,500 per person plus travel. However, this course is free to you, making this an incredible opportunity for professional development. This is possible because of the generous support by the following offices: Dean of Students, General Counsel, Human Resources, Office of the President, University Ombuds, Religious and Spiritual Life, and Student Conduct.

Approval to participate should be requested from your supervisor. Click on the Register link to enroll and secure your spot.  Once you enroll, don't forget to click on the link to add it to your calendar.

ATIXA requires an accurate list of participants for certification. Each day, you will need to sign in as you arrive.

Title IX is an ever-changing landscape, and we want Pacific to be at the forefront of best practices. Therefore, we are expanding our Title IX Team to include representatives from across the entire university. This team will serve in a variety of roles to support members of our community who are impacted by sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and stalking and those responding to allegations. Civil Rights Investigator Certification will be required for all Title IX Investigators and is strongly encouraged for anyone who is serving as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, hearing panelist, appeals administrator, or process guide.

This training will be conducted by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). ATIXA is the premier association for Title IX Training. The course will be taught by faculty who are nationally-recognized experts and field-leading practitioners who guide participants through an unparalleled professional development experience. Using case studies, Q&A and illustrative stories, ATIXA trainings are never dull. The primary focus is mastering investigation of campus sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. In the midst of a changing landscape related to Title IX, this training will be on the leading edge and will take into account any potential changes that may take place due to recent California case law, Federally proposed new rules and/or institutional policy.

This training offers the fundamental skills necessary to conduct investigations of sexual misconduct in schools and colleges. You’ll walk away from this training with an understanding of the legal underpinnings of Title IX and VAWA Section 304, as well as useful templates, practical rubrics and the key tools of the professional civil rights investigator.

In this course you will learn:
• Legal Basis for Title IX Liability
• The intersection of Title VII and Title IX in Investigations
• Due Process Myopia as a Legacy of Dixon vs. Alabama
• Title IX Era — Equity By and Through the Process
• Overview of The Civil Rights Investigation and Grievance Model – 10 Steps
• Title IX Coordinator Oversight
• Standard of Proof
• The Force, Capacity, Consent Construct
• Basic Interview Skills

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Title IX Coordinator Elizabeth Traynor at or 209.946.7770.

As Title IX Coordinator, Traynor will continue to offer additional opportunities for professional development for those who may have an interest in serving as Investigators, deputy Title IX Coordinators, hearing panelists, appeals administrators or process guides. Be on the lookout for these additional trainings, which will be taking place throughout the year.

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Training/Professional Development

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Faculty, Staff




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