The athletic department plays an important role in an institution's efforts to comply with its Title IX obligations, and that role extends beyond providing equity in athletics programs. Athletic directors and coaches, in particular, are uniquely positioned because of their responsibilities within their institutions and their close relationships with student athletes. The intersection of these roles frequently puts them on the front lines when it comes to receiving information related to sexual misconduct and harassment allegations involving athletes, athletic staff members, and other institutional employees. In court and in the court of public opinion, athletic departments are under increased scrutiny for their actions in response to allegations of sexual misconduct. For institutions to be effective in their efforts to stop sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, it is imperative that coaches and athletic directors are adequately trained and fully understand their obligations under Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).
Join us for a 90-minute educational panel discussion on addressing sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct in athletic departments, featuring experienced panelists from the field of athletics and higher education law. They will provide training on the legal obligations under Title IX and VAWA, discuss best practices, and share insight based on their diverse experiences.
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