Title IX prohibits all forms of sex discrimination in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) amended the Clery Act to add new crimes of sexual violence to a school’s Clery Act reporting obligations. VAWA overlaps with Title IX because VAWA Crimes are always a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

This group is for postsecondary education professionals to come together to discuss topics related to Title IX and VAWA compliance. Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues improve compliance.


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Necessary Training | New comment by Mary Yoon

I agree, but "reading" may not be enough. It is important that annual re-inorientations which typically include FERPA and Copyright issues, should also include references to VAWA. For larger...

Necessary Training | New comment by Kevin Fodor

On the surface, this all seems like it would be common sense.  And yet, far too often I can see where this type of thing could "slip under the radar" during a busy semester or year.  Good...

Accurate Documentation is Imperative | New discussion by Yvette Rowland

In its recent investigations of Title IX complaints of colleges, the U.S. Department of Education has strongly criticized institutions for failure to document the steps taken by institutions to respon...

Review and Renew Exisitng Information | New blog by Yvette Rowland

A best practice is to establish a schedule for periodic review of Title IX and VAWA polices to ensure they are up to date, in particular because the U.S. Department of Education has been active in rel...

Necessary Training | New discussion by Yvette Rowland

As a apoart of employee on-boarding and student orientation, everyone should be required to read the institution’s statement prohibiting the VAWA Crimes of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence...

Very good | New discussion by Donna Shepherd

Very good information

Helpful | New discussion by kimberly gray

Should the training be more frequent?

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Online University | New discussion by Luanne Haggard

What aspects of Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act are required for a 100% online university?

necessary legislation | New comment by Luanne Haggard

Very interesting information and extremely important to know.