Below are the listed trainings as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The first category of training, “Annual Employee Training,” provides information on the required training employees are prompted to complete at the beginning of each academic year. The trainings that are listed by year represent trainings that staff members who are/were involved in the institution’s response to sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence and discrimination on the basis of sex.
For each year, the date of the training, the title of the training, and the attendees can be viewed. If anyone would like to review the materials utilized in these trainings, that individual should reach out to the College’s current Title IX Coordinator, Leilani Decena-Shepherd, through email communication ([email protected]; [email protected]) or telephone (302-225-6305).
After August 14, 2020, the training materials for all trainings that took place after this date will also be published in addition to the information found for previous trainings. Additionally, training attendees beyond August 14, 2020, will account for potential hearing board members who sit on the Judicial Board for Student Matters. When hearing boards are created for institutional investigations surrounding reports of sexual misconduct, as hearing boards will be comprised of a selection from these staff members.
The College’s structure for handling these incidents has changed over time. From 2014 through July 2017, two Title IX Co-Coordinators were responsible for receiving reports of sexual misconduct and initiating the institutional response. From July 2017 to present day, the College has had a Title IX Coordinator and at least one Title IX Deputy Coordinator. The number of investigators that were reported at the time of the training can be found under the “Attendees” column (i.e. “2 out of 4 appointed investigators” indicates a total of four investigators were appointed as such at the time of the training and that two investigators attended the training). In December of 2019, the College contracted with third-party investigators, whose training is handled by their company. Therefore, beyond December 2019, the College did not manage nor handle the training of investigators, nor were any staff members serving as appointed investigators. College staff who were previously identified as investigators were transitioned to serve as potential hearing board members and currently sit as a subset of the Judicial Board for Student Matters. In 2021, the College hired a Title IX Deputy Coordinator to replace the previously appointed one.
From January 1, 2022, through May 15, 2022, the College employed one Title IX Coordinator, one Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and five potential hearing board members. On May 16, 2022, the College appointed an additional Title IX Deputy Coordinator who was selected from the potential hearing board members. From May 16, 2022, through November 30, 2022, the College employed one Title IX Coordinator, two Title IX Deputy Coordinators and four potential hearing board members.
As of December 1, 2022, the two Title IX Deputy Coordinators were moved to be potential hearing board members, the Title IX Coordinator was re-designated as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator and one of the previous investigators was appointed as the Title IX Coordinator. Currently, the College employs one Title IX Coordinator, one Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and five potential hearing board members.
Currently, the College conducts annual training through the NeoGov platform with different modules designated for various areas of training. The Title IX, The Clery Act and VAWA module covers compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act, and VAWA – the laws that protect employees and students from sexual violence and discrimination. Learning outcomes include recognition of sexual violence and discrimination and knowing appropriate responses when a student or employee reports an incident of sexual violence or discrimination. The Harassment Prevention module teaches employees to recognize and avoid harassing behaviors in the workplace as well as to take action to prevent harassment – including sexual harassment and retaliation. This module is Compliant with SB 360 training requirements.
Previously, the College utilized the 360 Stay Safe training platform, Building a GBC Community Training, to train all staff, faculty, and contracted employees. The Employee Module has a 20-minute video discussing the Clery Act and VAWA, what needs to be reported and to whom reports must be made. The video was followed by five multiple choice questions; employees must have received an 80 or higher on this assessment for the training to be considered complete. All employees of the College also received a Sexual Misconduct Obligation to Report form at their hire meeting. A Human Resources representative explained that, as a responsible employee, they are obligated to report any knowledge or perceived knowledge of a violation related to sexual misconduct, harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation or other sex-based or gender-based behaviors, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. All employees, with the exception of student workers, were required to sign the Sexual Misconduct Obligation to Report form at this meeting to document their understanding of this obligation.
Student workers complete the Building a GBC Community Training module for students.
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