Responding to Title IX Disclosures for Faculty and Staff: A 5-Day Program

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Responding to Title IX Disclosures for Faculty and Staff: A 5-Day Program

Reinforce the trust between you and a reporting party when you’re informed of a sexual harrassment incident. Join our program to receive bite-sized lessons on responding to Title IX disclosures for 5 business days.


While not every faculty or staff member will be designated as an “Official with Authority” or “Responsible Employee”, you will likely experience a Title IX disclosure from someone on your campus who trusts you. This course will give you the skillset to respond to a disclosure in the moment and understand the process after the initial disclosure of sexual harassment. We’ll explore the responsibilities of designated “officials with authority” of sexual harassment and give you strategies to ensure safe and productive conversations when students and employees share details of sexual harassment with you. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Understand the risks involved if a conversation is mishandled
  • Respond effectively using 7 tips to personalize your approach
  • Understand what not to say or do that could be harmful
  • Be prepared at a moment’s notice

In the first three days of this course, we’ll focus on handling a sexual harassment disclosure, no matter your role. In the final two days, the course will focus on handling sexual harassment disclosures as an “Official with Authority” or “Responsible Employee”.

Who should attend?

Whether you’re an “Official with Authority”, a “Responsible Employee”, “Mandatory Reporter Employee”, or a trusted faculty member without the designation as an Official with Authority this course is for you. This course will give you the tools to effectively and compassionately respond to a disclosure of sexual harassment.


For 5 days, Monday – Friday, you will get daily emails with bite-sized videos and activities that you can complete in 30 minutes or less each day.

A new cohort starts every Monday.


Week 1

Day 1 | 8 minutes

Watch: The Value of this Course, Course Introduction, and Three Mishandling Scenarios and Course Learning Objectives



Day 2 | 13 minutes

Watch: Sample Situations for Faculty and Staff, What to Say or Do, What Not to Say or Do, and Other Useful Information to Know
Download Resources and Complete: Responding to Title IX Disclosures: Training for Faculty and Staff



Day 3 | 8 minutes

Complete one or more: Scenario #1: Lexie T, Scenario #2: Tyler S., Scenario #3: Helen W.
Watch: Closing Remarks



Day 4 | 7 minutes

Watch: More than Compliance: Why this Course Matters
Complete one or more: Definitions of Key Terms, General Process for Responding to Reports of Harassment



Day 4 | 7 minutes

Watch: 6 Strategies to Guide Disclosure Conversations, Disclosure Roleplay: Check for the 6 Strategies in Action, and Roleplay Debrief
Download Resources and Complete: Strategies for Responding in the Moment, Role Play Worksheet

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