Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Designation of coordinator.
Each recipient must designate and authorize at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with its responsibilities under this part, which employee must be referred to as the “Title IX Coordinator.”
Training for Title IX Coordinators
All Title IX Coordinators are required to receive training. The 2015 Guidance on Obligation to Designate a Title IX Coordinator states that:
Recipients must ensure that their Title IX coordinators are appropriately trained and possess comprehensive knowledge in all areas over which they have responsibility in order to effectively carry out those responsibilities, including the recipients’ policies and procedures on sex discrimination and all complaints raising Title IX issues throughout the institution… The training should explain the different facets of Title IX, including regulatory provisions, applicable OCR guidance, and the recipient’s Title IX policies and grievance procedures. – p. 6
In May 2020 (effective August 14, 2020), new Title IX regulations were released that require specific training for the Title IX Coordinator pertaining to sexual harassment:
- the definition of sexual harassment within Title IX
- the scope of the recipient’s educational program or activity
- how to conduct an investigation or grievance process
- how to serve impartially by avoiding prejudgment of facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias
Get updates on new resources and available trainings by joining ODE’s Title IX listserv –
email Kate Hildebrandt
to be added to the listserv.
Resources from the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
Title IX Regulations and Guidance Documents
Frequently Asked Questions on Sex Discrimination
OCR’s Case Resolutions relating to sex discrimination.
OCR’s Notice of Non-discrimination explains the requirements for schools, colleges, and state and local governments that receive federal funds to issue notices of non-discrimination, clarifies the information that they should include in their non-discrimination notices, and provides a sample notice of non-discrimination. This fact sheet is designed to assist education institutions in establishing a notice of non-discrimination that meets the requirements of the applicable regulations.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (USDOE OCR) website for more information.
Partner, State, and National Resources
Oregon School Activities Association’s Title IX ResourcesNational Coalition for Women & Girls in Education
AAUW’s Find your Title IX Coordinator