PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators, is offering colleges and universities a free year of U of Nine, a mobile app designed to reduce campus violence, sexual misconduct, and alcohol abuse, and increase compliance with Title IX's educational requirements.
One in five women is raped or sexually assaulted during college, and as many as 90 percent of incidents go unreported, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, more than 1,800 college students die yearly from alcohol-related injuries, according to the National Institutes on Health. Further, alcohol is often a factor in sexual assaults. Addressing these problems requires more effective education, as Vice President Joe Biden and Grammy winner Lady Gaga noted during the 2016 Academy Awards.
"Educational efforts are improving, but more tools are needed to educate students on Title IX," said Lawrence Schwartz, U of Nine co-founder.
Developed by app-maker Trivie, U of Nine engages users in social trivia games on topics such as sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and alcohol. Administrators can track usage via the app, stay connected with students, and help mitigate Title IX claims. More importantly, they can keep their campuses safer.
"It's engaging for the students and it's free to the university. It's a total win-win," Schwartz added.
"We are excited about the ability of this app to bring industry-leading content to students wherever they are. Education on demand is critical to making prevention efforts more effective," said Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., the app's lead content expert.
U of Nine enables institutions to:
- Offer training for students and employees on Title IX.
- Deliver content to hard-to-reach populations.
- Provide ongoing awareness and education campaigns.
- Boost messaging effectiveness.
- Comply with the Violence Against Women Act's Section 304, which carries educational requirements similar to Title IX's.
For more information on U of Nine, visit www.uofnine.com.
ATIXA is a professional association for more than 4,000 school, college, and university Title IX administrators, helping Title IX officials ensure best practices, share resources, and advance gender equity in education. For more information, visit https://atixa.org.
Trivie is a leading app-based gaming platform developer. For more information, visit www.trivie.com.
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SOURCE Association of Title IX Administrators