The Title IX office offers professional development opportunities through trainings and workshops for all Lumberjacks. Workshops are offered both virtually and in-person. Our workshops are tailored to the needs of each group and offer an engaging space to learn about policies, process, and prevention. You can request a workshop at any time by reaching out to the Title IX team at email@example.com. A list of current trainings is provided below. However, please feel free to speak with a team member about your specific needs if you do not find what you are looking for.
Know Your IX
This presentation is a great place to start for a basic foundational understanding of Title IX and its presence on our campus. Participants will gain an understanding of the federal civil rights law and how the Lumberjacks Care team provides services and support for those who are impacted by discrimination on the basis of sex.
The Title IX Process
This presentation focuses on the details and intricacies of the Title IX grievance process and walks you through our path from report, to investigation, and hearing.
Title IX and Your Role as a Mandatory Reporter
This presentation focuses on the detail and intricacies of federal and state law surrounding Title IX. This includes a short foundation on Title IX, with detail surrounding SFA Policy 2.13, Title IX and Texas Senate Bill 212. We discuss what these policies and laws mean for employees as mandatory reporters and students as well as walk you through the online reporting form.
Get Inclusive: Voices for Change
Get Inclusive: Voices for Change Online Training
Mission: In the spirit of the SFA Way, and to promote a culture of respect and understanding, all incoming students are required to complete an online training called Get Inclusive: Voices for Change. This program is designed to help prepare college students for issues they may confront at college. It covers important topics such as students' rights and responsibilities; preventing sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, harassment and bullying; bystander intervention; substance use; and acting as allies for others in need.
Description: This course is part of the primary prevention efforts to addresses both substance use and gender discrimination (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking) and provides information regarding prevention and response to sexual assault on campus.
Requirement: The Voices for Change training is required for all incoming students and is available on the home tab of mySFA under Student Training. Trainings on these topics have been required by Federal Mandate & State Law since 2014. If you would like to learn more about why trainings on these topics are required, locate the Purpose section at the bottom of the page.
Time Frame: This training should take around 35-45 minutes to complete. If you are concerned about completing the training in one sitting, please know that the training will save your progress.
Students are encouraged to complete the training prior to arriving on campus, but are required to complete the training no later than the first week of classes each semester.
Contact for Questions
Get Inclusive Voices for Change is currently managed by the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as the Title IX Office. The team is available to support you Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. when the university is open.
You can reach us at the following by email ad firstname.lastname@example.org. *Ensure your student ID number is in your email. We will need it in order to assist you.
As a reminder, holds are NOT lifted instantly once the training is completed! Holds are lifted multiple times throughout the day so there might be a few hour delay for the system to remove your hold.
Accessing the Course
To access the course via your mySFA account please follow these instructions:
- Log into your mySFA account.
- Once you have logged in, scroll down the home page to the Student Training section on the right side.
- Click on the red student training link.
- This will take you to the Get Inclusive: Voices for Change page to start your training.
Additionally, students will typically receive an invitation e-mail within a few days of registering for their first class at SFA to let them know the training is available ahead of registration to allow adequate time for completion without delays.
Texas institutions of higher education are required by state law and federal mandate to ensure that all incoming students, regardless of transfer or first-year standing, on-campus or distance education status, age, and/or personal views, receive information about sexual violence and gender-based discrimination. As a part of the requirements, we must be able to verify that all incoming students have received and understood the information that was delivered.
We understand that there are a wide variety of levels of risk for sexual violence, gender-based discrimination, and other collegiate health issues among our incoming students. However, the research shows that although a majority of students will not be victims/survivors or perpetrators of these occurrences, most students will know someone who is. Therefore, the training is designed to educate all students about these collegiate wellness issues so that those who witness or have been told of such incidents know how to intervene safely and appropriately as well as to provide support and resources for those who have experienced these events. While those who are impacted by violence might not always report the incident to law enforcement or the university, many will tell a friend. This fact is consistent with national data indicating that a vast minority of college students will not report the incident to law enforcement or the university, but a majority tend to tell a friend or other person close to them (Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2009). Therefore, it is important that everyone at the university be educated about the resources on campus, as well as how to effectively respond to a friend or classmate who discloses an experience of sexual violence, in order to best support the survivor and help keep the campus as safe as possible.
As such, it is our obligation to ensure that incoming students understand that sex-based discrimination such as sexual violence will not be tolerated regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression and that anyone on campus who engages in such behavior will be subject to disciplinary action. It is also necessary that our educational efforts be inclusive in order to ensure we are clearly communicating our expectations. Finally, because there are a variety of learning styles among our campus population, our educational strategies need to approach the delivery of information in a manner that can be understood by everyone.
The following links provide various resources regarding training requirements if you are interested on learning more about the reasons for these requirement and specific entities that have implemented the mandates.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Title IX 2020 Regulations
- Violence Against Women Act
- Clery Act
- Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education's Final Rule on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
- Senate Bill 968 which amends Section 51.9363 of the Education Code
- Senate Bill 212
- House Bill 1735