MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators, launched today. ATIXA provides a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Since 1972, Title IX has proved to be an increasingly powerful leveling tool, helping to advance gender equity in schools and colleges.
Title IX's benefits can be found in promoting equity in academic and athletics programs, preventing hostile environments on the basis of sex, prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence, protecting from retaliation and remedying the effects of other gender-based forms of discrimination.
ATIXA Executive Director Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., gave the following statement at the launch event: "Every school district and college in the United States is required to have a Title IX Coordinator who oversees implementation, training and compliance with Title IX. ATIXA brings campus and district Title IX Coordinators and administrators into professional collaboration to explore best practices, share resources and advance the worthy goal of gender equity in education."
The April 4th, 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on campus sexual violence gave us some insight that the role and responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator are a lot broader and deeper than we thought. The Coordinator role is complex, sophisticated, and comprehensive. In honor of the remarkable impact this has already caused in higher education, and will cause in the future to both schools and colleges, ATIXA has chosen to use the term Title IX Administrators to describe its membership, rather than coordinators, to reflect the broad compliance responsibilities that fall on administrators widely in school districts and on college campuses. To assist in that compliance challenge, ATIXA offers comprehensive benefits to its members, including:
- Access to the best source materials and training on Title IX
- Title IX Legal Updates
- An active and pertinent professional listserv
- Quarterly newsletters
- An annual conference*
- The ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Training and Certification Course*
- Annual Certification Update Opportunities*
- The ATIXA Blog
- Access to the OCR Investigation Finding Letter Database
- Access to Partner and Sponsor organization resources and discounts
- Access to the most comprehensive online Title IX library available
- Membership roster access
*Additional registration fees apply
What can ATIXA do for you? Consider the wealth of the resources we can offer, based on the expertise of our executive team and our amazingly talented Advisory Board. As one example, ATIXA is distributing freely and publicly its Model Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Model Policy to commemorate its launch. We hope that it will help your campus or district to comply with Title IX and protect the safety of your community. Access this free resource on the ATIXA homepage at http://www.atixa.org. While you're there, please join ATIXA today.
For more information, please contact ATIXA Executive Director Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. at (610) 993-0229 or email to: Brett@ATIXA.org
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