The Title IX Office is currently working through remote means. All trainings have moved to the Zoom online platform while under the current directives. You may still file a report online and all questions and concerns regarding Title IX matters may still be emailed to Dr. Sylvia Gray at smgray@sewanee.edu 

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. 

Title IX - Level 1 Beginner Training Dates

Department chairs and/or staff leadership with oversight of a department/area should contact Dr. Sylvia Gray directly to schedule their group for a department training. 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:
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 online via ZOOM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the session.

In order to track attendance, all employees must register

individually for the training.

Within 24 hours following your 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 live ZOOM training, you will also receive a post-test. The post-test is open-book and 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. 

*All current employees should aim to complete the required Title IX Training by December 16, 2020.

WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE THE PRE-SCHEDULED TRAINING OR NEED A DEPARTMENT OR GROUP TRAINING?

If you wish to schedule an individual, group, department or other special training, please contact Dr. Gray directly to work out your scheduling details.  The contact person will be responsible for choosing their own date and ensuring the attendance and individual registration of their self and/or the participants who will be present at their group or department training. If necessary, the contact person will also be responsible for securing a location large enough for social distancing that has a projector and screen if an in-person training is requested. Unless an in-person training is requested, all trainings will take place over Zoom. The Zoom link will always be provided by the Title IX Office once your preferred individual, group, or department date is confirmed. If an in-person training is requested, please ensure that you and/or all participants within your group know that they must wear a mask during the training session. 

*Special Note: It is ideal for department trainings to be set up by the department chair so that the information is communicated by the leadership of that area. 

oTHER employee TIER TRAININGS

*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. All Title IX trainings can be scheduled during the lunch hour, mornings, evenings, nights, weekends, or as needed. Contact Dr. Sylvia Gray with any questions or special requests.

INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR POLICY, INVESTIGATIONS, AND HEARINGS

Training is provided for all members of the hearing 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 sex discrimination response and our compliance with Title IX. Participants provided meaningful feedback and insights to assist the University in continually improving our policy and response.

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. 

 *For peer-to-peer/student trainings, please contact Dr. Sylvia Gray directly.