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Title IX Training

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Trisha Teig

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Transcript of Title IX Training

Westminster College
Title IX Training

What is Title IX?
“No person in the United States
shall, on the basis of sex, be
excluded from participation in,be
denied the benefits of,or be
subjected to discrimination under
any educational program or activity
receiving Federal financial
20 U.S.C.§1681
Why are we talking about sexual violence/misconduct?
1 in 4 to 1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted during college years.
In 2013-2014 23% of Westminster college women reported a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their time at Westminster.*
1 in 3 college women experience some form of sexual violence.
Women ages 16 to 24 experience rape at rates four times higher than the assault rate of all women, making the college (and high school) years the most vulnerable for women.

Title IX Requirements for Schools
All schools receiving Federal funds must:
• Publish Notice of Nondiscrimination
• Designate a Title IX Coordinator
• Disseminate policy prohibiting sex
• Investigate complaints
• Adopt and publish fair and equitable
grievance procedures
• End the harassment, prevent recurrence, and remedy its effects
• Train individuals with heightened
• Train students and employees
Expectations for Faculty or Staff
All employees are mandatory reporters with the exception of the Counseling Center staff.
If you encounter or are presented with a possible Title IX Violation, you are required to report.
How to Report:
Title IX Report Form
Found on the Title IX website. www.westminstercollege.edu/titleix
Anyone can fill out the report.
Anonymous Report Form
Complainant (person making the report) remains anonymous.
In Person
You may report to Trisha Teig, Title IX Coordinator, or any Deputy Coordinators.
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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:
Federal civil rights law.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against any person in education programs and activities receiving federal funding.
Includes students, staff, faculty, and other employees
Includes women, girls, men, and boys; straight, LGBT, and gender-nonconforming persons; persons with and without disabilities; and international and undocumented persons
Right to pursue education, including athletic programs, scholarships, and other activities, free from sex discrimination, including
sexual violence and harassment.

Most often happens in freshman or sophomore year. Often within the first eight to ten weeks of freshman year.
In the great majority of cases (75-80%), a person knows the attacker, whether as an acquaintance, classmate, friend or (ex)partner.
Many are survivors of what’s called “incapacitated assault”: they are sexually abused while drugged, drunk, passed out, or otherwise incapacitated.

In 2013-2014 9.8% of Westminster college men reported a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their time at Westminster. *
1 in 12 college-age men admit having fulfilled the prevailing definition of rape or attempted rape, yet virtually none of these men identify themselves as rapists (this is why talking about consent is so important).

LGBT community experiences sexual violence at high rates.
One study found that 13.2% of bisexual men and 11.6% of gay men were raped in adulthood, compared to 1.6% of heterosexual men. 
 According to the CDC, 46% of bisexual women have been raped.
 Another study found that more than 25% of transgender individuals had been sexually assaulted after the age of 13. 

Listen to their story
Tell them you are required to report. Information cannot remain confidential but it WILL remain private.
To the reporting options and/or Title IX Team
Counseling Center
Rape Recovery Center
Title IX Team:
Interim Title IX Coordinator

Trisha Teig 801-832-2235 tteig@westminstercollege.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Mark Ferne 801-832-2233 mferne@westminstercollege.edu
Shelley Jarrard 801-832-2340 sjarrard@westminstercollege.edu
Rodney Glore 801-832-2025 rglore@westminstercollege.edu
Saeed Rezai 810-832-2567 srezai@westminstercollege.edu
Scott Gust 801-832-2449 sgust@westminstercollege.edu
Julie Freestone 801-832-2573 jfreestone@westminstercollege.edu

General Counsel
Melissa Flores 801-832-2565 mflores@westminstercollege.edu

Title IX Investigators
Saeed Rezai
Traci Siriprathane
Shelley Jarrard
Julie Freestone
Scott Gust

Title IX Appeal Board Members/Advisors
Rodney Glore
Karnell Black
Aimee Frost
Collin Wallace
Coral Azarian
Tim Carr
Marilee Coles-Ritchie (Advisor only)
Kara Barnette (Advisor only)

Title IX Team
Counseling Center
Local Partners/Resources
Westminster Counseling Center,
Shaw Center, Lower Level

Lisa Jones, 801-832-2237

Michelle Call, 801-832-2246

Cory Shipp, 801-832-2273

Rape Recovery Center, 2035 South 1300 East, SLC, 801-467-7273 (24-hour crisis line)

Coalition Against Sexual Abuse Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline, 801-746-0404

National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673 (24-hour crisis line)

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013; the Campus SaVE Act is contained in Section 304 of the law.

Other relevant laws/guidance:
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)
Campus SAvE Act
Provision of VAWA
Designates requirements for Colleges & Universities under Title IX
2011 Dear Colleague Letter
From the Department of Education
Clarified expectations for compliance for Colleges and Universities for Title IX
*Research from Nicole Bedera's senior research project, 2014.
Bedera, Nicole (2014). "It Happens Here: The Realities of Sexual Assault at a Small College." Presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, California, August 2014.

"New requirements imposed by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act” Memorandum prepared by the Washington, DC law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP (April 1, 2013).

https://www.notalone.gov/resources/ Retrieved September 15th 2014.

http://knowyourix.org/basics/ Retrieved September 18th 2014.
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