How to Make—and Keep—a Resolution to Prepare for the New Title IX Rules

We are barely into 2023, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest year yet for Title IX. From transgender bathroom bans and athletic participation battles to growing scrutiny on general athletics equity and pregnant and parenting students, Title IX will continue to have its moment in the sun in 2023 as it has for the past few years. Of course, the biggest news for Title IX in 2023 will undoubtedly be the issuance of the Biden administration’s new Title IX rule. The Department of Education recently confirmed that it intends to hoist the new regulation on schools in May 2023. Schools, colleges, and universities will once again have to comply with an entirely new grievance structure quickly over the summer.

Those who spent the summer of 2020 scrambling to prepare for the 2020 Title IX rules know that implementing new rules over the summer is a huge feat. If you haven’t already resolved to begin preparing now to be ready for that process when it comes, you should! Like any other New Year’s resolution, there is a risk of giving up without a plan. Don’t have one? Don’t worry. The Thompson & Horton Title IX team has you covered. Keep reading for the essential action plan to help you achieve your Title IX goals in the New Year.

Virtual Training Solutions: T&H Title IX Sexual Harassment Training for K-12 Schools

Join Thompson & Horton’s experienced Title IX attorneys for a series of training sessions that will bring your K-12 Title IX sexual harassment team members, including coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, appellate decision-makers, and informal resolution facilitators, into compliance with the current Title IX sexual harassment regulations. These sessions are geared toward the K-12 Title IX professional who wants to brush up on the basics and then put that knowledge to the test with fast-paced, real-world exercises. Thompson & Horton’s Title IX sexual harassment training sessions provide the most up-to-date understanding of Title IX compliance in an engaging format.

Reserve your spot for our Spring 2023 training sessions here.

Thompson & Horton is pleased to offer the following sessions virtually via Zoom:

K-12 Title IX Coordinator Foundations & Practicum
November 1, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
February 6, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

K-12 Title IX Investigator Foundations & Practicum
October 11, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
February 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

K-12 Title IX Decision-Maker Foundations & Practicum
November 15, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
March 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

K-12 Title IX Appeals Foundations & Practicum
December 6, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central
April 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

K-12 Title IX Informal Resolution Foundations & Practicum
December 6, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
April 17, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

(All times are in Central Time.)

Keep reading for session descriptions and to register.

Virtual Training Solutions: T&H Title IX Sexual Harassment Training for Colleges and Universities

Join Thompson & Horton’s experienced Title IX attorneys for a series of training sessions that will bring your college or university’s Title IX sexual harassment team members, including coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, appellate decision-makers, and informal resolution facilitators, into compliance with the current Title IX sexual harassment regulations. These sessions are geared toward the college or university Title IX professional who wants to brush up on the basics and then put that knowledge to the test with fast-paced, real-world exercises. Thompson & Horton’s Title IX sexual harassment training sessions provide the most up-to-date understanding of Title IX compliance in an engaging format.

Reserve your spot for our Spring 2023 training sessions here

Thompson & Horton is pleased to offer the following sessions virtually via Zoom:

Higher Ed Title IX Investigator Foundations & Practicum
October 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
March 1, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

Higher Ed Title IX Coordinator Foundations & Practicum
November 3, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
February 8, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

Higher Ed Title IX Decision-Maker Foundations & Practicum
November 17, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
March 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

Higher Ed Title IX Appeals Foundations & Practicum
December 8, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central
April 19, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

Higher Ed Title IX Informal Resolution Foundations & Practicum
December 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
April 19, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

Higher Ed Title IX Advisor Training
May 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central

(All times are in Central Time.)

Keep reading for session descriptions and to register.

Thompson & Horton Offers Title IX Compliance Training for the 2021-2022 School Year

Many educational institutions – particularly smaller colleges, community colleges, and K-12 school districts – have not trained their Title IX teams sufficiently to handle Title IX sexual harassment matters when they arise. Many training options on the market are too costly, either in time or money, to be feasible. Although there is no specific hours requirement for Title IX training, the commentary to the 2020 Title IX regulations references eight hours as a ballpark estimate of the amount of annual training needed for team members.

Hit the Brakes: Stop, Drop, and Title IX When You Hear “Sex”

We have been living with the 2020 Title IX regulations for well over a year, but some basics continue to trip us up. One of the biggest for primary and secondary schools is helping building-level administrators remember to hit the brakes when they learn of sex-based misconduct. Rushing to collect statements, impose consequences (even temporary ones), and collect other evidence could lead to a Title IX violation if the conduct ends up being covered by the law. For this reason, in my opinion, if a school system does one thing this fall to address Title IX, training building-level admins and employees to stop, drop, and call the Title IX office as soon as they learn of any conduct based on sex.