The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Edinboro University
(EU) are committed to creating and maintaining an academic and work environment that
is free of unlawful harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination and will
not knowingly tolerate substantiated incidences.
Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules require the sharing of “All materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers,
and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. A recipient must make
these training materials publicly available on its website, or if the recipient does
not maintain a website the recipient must make these materials available upon request
for inspection by members of the public.”
EU utilizes the SUNY SCI training system for the training of Title IX Coordinators,
Hearing Officers, Hearing Board Members, Investigators, and Residence Life Staff.
The training materials provided by SUNY SCI can be found in the link below:
Further, PASSHE Policy 2009-03 mandates an obligation for each university to conduct
training for new students and new employees within 60 days of commencing employment.
In addition, all faculty, staff, and administrators are required to participate in
this training at least every year thereafter. The method of training is at the discretion
of each university.
The EU Title IX Office has adopted three methods of delivering the mandated training:
Online - All employees should have received two emails from Everfi-Foundry containing a unique
username/password combination as well as directions on how to access the training
courses online. After the online training is complete, the Office of Social Equity
will automatically be notified. You are NOT required to send our office a copy of your completion certificate.
In-person- Face to face Title IX Sexual Harassment and Protection of Minors training are held
each semester. Please contact the office of social equity for time, date and location
information. Confirm your attendance in advance by emailing email@example.com.
If you are interested in attending an in-person training session, you are required
to read both the Title IX and Protection of Minors policies.
Department Training- If you are a department supervisor and would like all of your employees, including
student workers, trained together please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a department training session.
The following topics are covered in these trainings:
Definitions of harassment, bullying, intimidation, sexual harassment and discrimination;
Full contact information as to where all complaints may be filed;
An obligation on the part of management and administration to report any allegations
of unlawful harassment, sexual harassment or discrimination to the appropriate office;
Both informal and formal mechanisms for resolving allegations;
The ability for both the Complainant and the Respondent to be accompanied by advisors
who are members of the campus community;
Due process that is consistent with Department of Education Regulations and PASSHE’s
obligations within all collective bargaining agreements or the Board of Governors’
Merit Principles Appeal Policy;
Crisis counseling options for employees and students;
Warnings against retaliatory actions and that retaliation is a separate cause of action
for potential discipline in addition to the underlying allegation;
Edinboro University Policy G024 Amorous Relationships;
An obligation to disseminate all social equity policies to employees and students
in a manner that makes the information readily accessible. The method of distribution
can include but not be limited to electronically, within employee and student handbooks,
and/or via university website. A location where hard copies of all policies may be
obtained on campus is also to be indicated.
Procedural provisions that address the reporting of complaints when allegations involve
the office charged with conducting investigations or the Office of the President so
that accusations as to conflict of interest are avoided.
For a complete list of programs offered, program description, contact, target audience
and the frequency at which they are offered, see Appendix G Education and Training
of the University Policy Handbook. Similarly, new students are made aware of Title
IX and the content of the University Policy Manual and the Student Code of Conduct
and Judicial Procedures during new student orientation.
In addition to campus programs, periodically Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher
Education (PASSHE) provides additional workshops. These workshops provide updates
and clarifications on each State System university’s Social Equity responsibilities.
Please contact our Title IX Office to find out when the next PASSHE hosted training
is being offered.
Andrew Matt, JD Title IX Coordinator and Investigator 213 Reeder Hall Email: email@example.com Phone:814-732-1564