Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination (sexual violence and gender-based harassment) in education programs and activities that receive federal funds. Ohio Wesleyan’s Title IX responsibilities include 1) adopting and publishing Title IX sexual-harassment grievance procedures, 2) designating Title IX coordinators to investigate complaints, and 3) training faculty, staff, coaches, security officers, and resident advisors about Title IX.
To fulfill this mandate, OWU has purchased an online training course (35 to 40 minutes) that focuses on the responsibilities employees have in helping to maintain a respectful educational environment. Course topics cover:
- Reasons for concern
- Anti-harassment laws and policies
- Campus SaVE (Sexual Violence Elimination) Act
- Sexual harassment and sexual violence
- Types of harassment
- Conduct to be avoided
- Reporting sexual harassment
- Bystander intervention
- Responding to complaints
- Effects of trauma
- Avoiding retaliation
- Maintaining a respectful work environment
The Committee on Women and Gender, the University Provost, and the Title IX Coordinator endorse the online training module. It provides information on our responsibilities as employees as well as providing guidance about key Title IX requirements and how they relate to sexual harassment and sexual violence.
For Title IX compliance purposes, this training is mandatory for all faculty and staff.
Current employees have completed the training.
New employees will receive individual log-in instructions from WeComply by email and are expected to complete the training course as quickly as possible after hiring.