Title IX Training

Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff, “Responsible Employees” and Students

Title IX Training

Title IX training stems from a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in educational institutions that receive federal funding. Sexual misconduct and sexual harassment are both forms of sex discrimination. Title IX training serves an increasingly important role, as colleges and universities expand their policies, initiatives and training efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and foster safe, respectful learning and working environments.

A comprehensive Title IX training program is an effective way to communicate to students, faculty and staff and “responsible employees” what their rights and responsibilities are to address, intervene, report and prevent sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. In Title IX terms, a responsible employee is someone with direct supervisory or teaching authority over employees and students, who is obligated to report sexual misconduct.

Title IX Protections

Enforced by the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Title IX protects all students, faculty, staff and employees from sex discrimination, as well as parents, guardians and other individuals who are affiliated with the school. Title IX also protects individuals from retaliation for filing a complaint of sexual misconduct or participating in an investigation. Threatening expulsion or giving a student a failing grade are examples of unlawful retaliation.

Under Title IX, universities and colleges are required to implement policies and procedures for preventing sexual misconduct and processing complaints. This includes appointing a Title IX Coordinator, responding to all complaints of sexual misconduct, and designating responsible employees, who must report incidents to the coordinator.

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Title IX – Preventing Sexual Misconduct is available in three versions for:

Faculty & Staff – This 30-minute course explains sexual misconduct and the rights and responsibilities of faculty and staff under Title IX. It also describes other laws that address discrimination and harassment, such as Title VII and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Faculty and staff gain practical knowledge for how to prevent and respond to inappropriate behavior and promote a safe and respectful learning environment.

Students – This 30-minute course explains the rights and protections of students under Title IX and related laws. It covers the types of behaviors that may constitute sexual misconduct, and provides practical information on how to respond and prevent misconduct, including bystander intervention, which help create and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment.

Faculty & Staff: Responsible Employee Edition – This 40-minute course covers all the material in the Faculty and Staff course, with additional information on the reporting obligations of individuals designated as “responsible employees.” Under Title IX, responsible employees include faculty members, supervisory staff and others who directly teach, supervise or evaluate students or employees.

Online Title IX Training

Through a series of bite-sized episodes, featuring interactive video scenarios, quizzes and assessments, Traliant’s Title IX training provides participants with a deeper understanding of what sexual misconduct is, how to recognize behaviors that violate Title IX, and what appropriate steps to take to stop sexual misconduct and other forms of harassment and discrimination.

Topics covered include:

  • Behaviors that constitute sexual misconduct
  • Examples of Title IX violations
  • Laws addressing sexual violence
  • Title IX reporting obligations
  • Impact of sexual violence
  • Supporting survivors
  • Responding to complaints
  • Role of responsible employees
  • Bystander intervention
  • Resources for services and support
  • Sexual misconduct policies and procedures
  • Retaliation
  • Alcohol and sexual misconduct
  • Consent and incapacitation
  • Handling disclosures
  • Consequences of not reporting sexual misconduct

The Traliant Difference

We believe that training individuals on their Title IX rights and responsibilities and increasing awareness of sexual misconduct policies and procedures are important steps in preventing sex-based harassment and fostering a culture that is safe and respectful, on and off campus.


“Traliant’s Title IX courses are a refreshing addition to the world of online training. The courses for students, faculty and staff provide each audience with the important information they need to understand their rights, their resources and their responsibilities related to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct on their campuses. And it’s all done in a format that is highly engaging, interactive and even entertaining. Thorough, yet concise, the content is presented in easily digestible segments, with room to add important information related to your campus’ policies and procedures. And relatable scenarios and vignettes give people an opportunity to consider how incidents of sexual misconduct actually play out on a college campus, how they can be prevented, and effective ways to respond when incidents occur.”

Kevin Webb, Training Manager, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct, University of Maryland


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