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what to expect with employee title ix and eeo training
Faculty and staff with routine relationships and access to students are required to report any concerns or direct information related to an allegation of sex discrimination, misconduct and/or violence. Faculty and staff are instructed annually of their requirement to report incidents and provided instructions on how and whom to report. New faculty and staff receive training as part of new employee or new faculty orientation, respectively. All employees receive training annually as of Advent (Fall) 2023.
- Please check your email inbox, spam, or junk mail for an email from VECTOR Solutions Training Platform. If you are an employee who is experiencing difficulty finding the link, but believe you should have access, you can try clicking the direct link [HERE]. If you continue to have difficulty, please contact Dr. Sylvia Gray.
- While employees will have access to a variety of training modules in VECTOR, employees are only required to complete the training that is labeled "Mandatory." Employees will need to score 80% or above on all trainings. Employees will know when their training is complete when they receive a certificate of completion.
- All VECTOR training emails are directly linked to your Sewanee email. Use your sewanee credentials to log in to the VECTOR Platform. If you are an enrolled student or current employee, but for some reason you do not have a Sewanee email, please contact the helpdesk for support before attempting to access the VECTOR Platform.
- If you are a summer or seasonal participant or employee who is working with a specific program (e.g. Sewanee Writer's Conference, Short-Term Contract, etc.), please contact Dr. Sylvia Gray for assistance with your training.
serving on the VOICE BOARD
Volunteer Officers for Integrity, Compliance, and Equity
Voice volunteer board members serve within the grievance process under the department of equity, equal opportunity, & title ix. This role is only for faculty & staff (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE SAVE TEAM).
Members of this group serve in various roles throughout a Title IX, Equity and Equal Opportunity, or Retaliation grievance process. Candidates can participate in a rolling application process.
- Process Facilitation - Process Facilitators work directly with the leadership of the Office of EEOT and the involved parties. Process Facilitators are available during an active grievance to aid in providing clarity on the resolution process and any available support options.
- Hearing Panelists - Hearing Panelists (also called Decision Makers) are only present during an active hearing. These individuals are convened as a board to hear, deliberate, and adjudicate various outcomes for Title IX, EEO, and Retaliation cases.
- Appeal Committees - Where applicable, an appeal board may also hear and decide appeals of Title IX, EEO, and Retaliation cases. An Appeal Board will not have the same members/decision makers as a Hearing Board.
- Advocates - Assist involved parties by providing emotional support, checking in on the welfare of the individual, and helping the involved party to connect to resources whether there is an active grievance or not. The Advocate is not a counselor, but serves an informed faculty or staff member who can assist the involved party with support for their emotional well-being. The Advocate may not speak on behalf of the involved party, but may assist the involved party with expressing their needs or concerns.
- Advisors - Advisors have the sole purpose of participating in the process of cross-examination specifically and only within a live Title IX hearing; however, advisors may also be present, but silent, throughout a Title IX grievance process until the live hearing.
Applications for service are accepted on a rolling basis; however, terms of service are annual (typically from July 1st to June 30th). Applicants are asked if they would like to renew their annual term in May of each year, so that training cohorts can be formed when possible. Training formats are both online and in-person. All members are cross-trained to serve in all roles when needed.
helpful Information on student trainings
All students receive training from the same training platform - VECTOR SOLUTIONS. Students follow the same process as employees, but their access link is different. Students, like employees, are required to complete their required trainings within 60 days of their notice of training. Students must also sign in with their Sewanee credentials.
- If a student has difficulty finding their log in link, please suggest that they utilize the link below [CLICK HERE]. This link is only for students.
As a reminder, select student leadership groups (i.e. Athletes, Proctors, FYP Mentors, Orientation Leaders, PRE Mentors, SOP Ambassadors, STIX, The WICK Women's Center, Incoming Freshmen, All Active Greek Life Members, New Students Interested in Greek Rush, Transfer Students, and International Students) receive additional required Title IX training. All other students are given the opportunity to participate in regular Title IX training, education, and program experiences throughout the year.