Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Education and Preventative Programming

The Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture offers a wide range of workshops and presentations to help educate and inform the Drexel Community on topics related to Title IX, sexual harassment and sexual violence, as well as associated topics like bystander intervention, mandated reporting and Drexel's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (EIC-3) policy.

Please explore the offerings below, which include a brief description of the session, the allotted time needed for the session and whether the session is a presentation (facilitator-focused explanation of a topic with little to no audience participation) or workshop (guided presentation with audience participation). EIC is happy to consult with individual groups or departments who may desire additional or more in-depth education related to these topics in order to best meet the needs of the desired audience.

To request a student (undergraduate or graduate) session or employee session, fill out the Educational Program Request Form. Please note that this form is only a request. Confirmation and scheduling of the session will be made by a member of EIC after the form is submitted.

Drexel Student Sessions

Suggested Audiences: First Year Students (i.e. Welcome Week), University 101 Classes, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Employees (UG or GR), Resident Assistants and/or Summer Housing Assistants, Teaching Assistants

60 minutes: Presentation

About 20 people are physically abused in some type of romantic relationship per minute in the United States, but domestic or intimate partner violence can also be mental, emotional and financial. The violence is not always visible, and it can be difficult for someone in an abusive relationship to talk about the abuse out right. This session will focus on the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, recognizing the signs of each, and how to help someone who may be in an unhealthy relationship.

75 minutes: Workshop

Consent is a lot of things: enthusiastic, informed, voluntary, verbal, clear and ongoing, just to name a few. There are even more things that consent is NOT. This session will discuss sexual consent, why consent is important in any type of dating relationship (situationships and long-term relationships included), and how one can bring up the topic without ruining the mood or changing the vibe.

90 minutes: Workshop

When something contentious or uneasy happens in your residence hall, at a student organization meeting, in a classroom or even between friends, it may not always be easy to confront or address the behavior, especially if the behavior is from a close friend or partner. This session will discuss best practices when it comes to being an active bystander, including review of the 3 D's - direct, distract and delegate. Additionally, the session will cover ways to communicate with peers, friends, or housemates in a healthy and respectful way to limit or prevent similar types of behavior in the future.

30 minutes: Presentation

This session provides information about the Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture and its responsibilities related to Title IX, including explaining Title IX, mandated reporting, resources provided by EIC, who's who on the Title IX team, and how a group or department can collaborate with or request education from EIC related to Title IX, mandated reporting, or sexual misconduct.

60 minutes: Presentation

All student employees are mandated reporters, and therefore have a legal responsibility to report discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct to the University. It's an important responsibility, but it doesn't have to be daunting.

This session provides an introduction to and explanation of mandated reporting at Drexel so students have a better idea of what to expect and how they can best not only fulfill their obligations, but help someone who may need it. All legal and university-specific requirements are reviewed, in addition to how to make a report and providing resources.

60 minutes: Workshop

As a mandated reporter, sometimes it can be difficult to balance the conversation in such a way that it both meets legal requirements and makes the person who is sharing feel at ease. During a sensitive conversation, it may be jarring to interrupt and talk about "legal responsibilities," even more so if the conversation is with a close friend. And it's completely normal to feel unsure what this conversation should look like!

This session will discuss best practices around how to navigate meeting your legal obligations with an empathetic tone as well as best practices when it comes to navigating reporting of a peer or friend. While the session is meant to enhance comfortability, it will also provide insight how to be more conversational and less formal.

60 minutes: Workshop

When someone is being affected by stalking, a violent relationship, sexual assault, or any type of sexual misconduct, it takes a toll on their mental and emotional states. If friends or family know about the situation, it can be difficult to know what exactly to say, or what not to say, or simply how to bring up the topic. These conversations may be tough to have, but they matter.

This session will define and discuss potential signs of different forms of sexual misconduct, as well as best practices for helping someone who may be in need and available resources. There should never be an expectation to have all the answers, but this session can provide individuals with the means of being am support to someone who may desperately need it.

60 minutes: Presentation

Sexual violence affects almost 475,000 children (4-17) and adults (18+) every year in the United States. This session will provide a statistical understanding of sexual assault and sexual violence in the United States as well as preventative efforts from individual, relationship, community and societal perspectives. Additionally, the session will discuss what individuals can do to help stop sexual violence in the Drexel community and even their own personal communities.

2 hours (Please note that while the presentation typically takes about 90 minutes, questions and discussion about these topics most typically bring the session to around two hours.): Presentation

As a federal civil rights law in the United States, Title IX is incredibly important to the well-being, respect and equity of everyone living or working in this country. Higher education institutions have very specific rules and policies that they must follow under Title IX to ensure community safety.

This session is intended for undergraduate or graduate students who have never worked or attended a higher education institution in the United States. The session will provide a clear and extensive overview of Title IX as well as applicable and related University policies, and define commonly-used terminology associated with these laws. Additionally, the session will cover mandated reporting, applicable resources and trends of American culture as they relate to Title IX and sexual misconduct.

60 minutes: Presentation

There can be a lot of questions, curiosities and even anxieties for anyone who chooses to go through the investigative process of an EIC-3 report. Every individual process is unique, so not everyone's experience may be the same, but every case and every investigation is handled with care, fairness and equity.

This session is aimed at covering what complainants and respondents can expect from the investigative process, addressing common misnomers, answering commonly asked questions, and providing helpful information to the Drexel community directly from EIC case managers and investigators.

Drexel Employee Sessions

Suggested Audiences: New Employees, Supervisors, Teaching Assistants, Deans and Department Heads, Academic Advisors, Athletic Team Coaches, Traveling Faculty

30 minutes: Presentation

This session provides information about the Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture and its responsibilities related to Title IX, including explaining Title IX, mandated reporting, resources provided by EIC, who's who on the Title IX team and how a group or department can collaborate with or request education from EIC related to Title IX, mandated reporting or sexual misconduct.

60 minutes/90 minutes: Presentation

All staff and faculty at Drexel University, including officers, deans, department heads, academic advisors, directors, supervisors, and professional staff, student employees, and volunteers who are responsible for student or patient welfare are mandated reporters. This session provides an introduction to and explanation of mandated reporting at Drexel. All legal and University-specific requirements are reviewed, in addition to how to make a report and providing resources.

The 60-minute session is intended as a refresher for participants who have been employed with the institution for at least one calendar year. The 90-minute session is intended for newly hired employees, as it combines this presentation with the "Having Difficult Conversations: Mandated Reporting" workshop.

45 minutes: Workshop

It can be difficult to balance one's desire with helping a student or colleague in crisis while also ensuring one's mandated reporting responsibilities.

This session will discuss best practices around how to navigate meeting your legal obligations with an empathetic tone as well as best practices when it comes to navigating reporting of a peer or colleague.

This session is intended to enhance an employee's comfortability with discussing their mandated reporting responsibilities with students and/or other staff, it is designed for discussion and best practices for how to have difficult conversations with a more interpersonal approach. This is not a mandated reporting overview session. This workshop is intended for employees who have been with the institution for at least one, full calendar year, as an "add-on" to the 60-minute "Mandated Reporting Overview."

60 minutes: Workshop

About 20 people are physically abused in some type of romantic relationship per minute in the United States, but domestic or intimate partner violence can also be mental, emotional and financial. The violence is not always visible, and it can be difficult for someone in an abusive relationship to talk about the abuse outright.

This session will provide an overview of how one can be abused or violated in a romantic relationship, the traumatizing effects of domestic and intimate partner violence and how an individual can assist a survivor through the experience, whether the experience is recent or past.

60 minutes: Workshop

As a mandated reporter, you are required to contact EIC in the event of any confirmed or suspected instance of bias, harassment, or sexual misconduct as soon as possible. The preferred method for contact is the EIC Incident Report (IR). This form outlines all of the information EIC may need to best support all individuals involved.

This session will provide context around why the specified information is necessary. Additionally, the session will define and provide examples for the six types of reportable offenses; define "nature of the incident" and "nature of alleged bias"; and explain how to best choose from these based on the reportable offenses; and outline best practices for writing the body of a report.

60 minutes: Presentation

There can be a lot of questions, curiosities and even anxieties for anyone who chooses to go through the investigative process of an EIC-3 report. Every individual process is unique, so not everyone's experience may be the same, but every case and every investigation is handled with care, fairness and equity.

This session is aimed at covering what complainants and respondents can expect from the investigative process, addressing common misnomers, answering commonly asked questions, and providing helpful information to the Drexel community directly from EIC case managers and investigators.

90 minutes: Workshop

When something contentious or uneasy happens in an office, meeting or classroom, it may not always be easy to confront or even address the behavior, especially if the behavior is from a close colleague.

This session will discuss best practices when it comes to being an active bystander, including review of the 3 D's - direct, distract and delegate. Additionally, the session will cover ways to communicate with peers or colleagues in a healthy and respectful way to limit or prevent similar types of behavior in the future.

60 minutes: Presentation

Sexual violence affects almost 475,000 children (4-17) and adults (18+) every year in the United States. This session will provide a statistical understanding of sexual assault and sexual violence in the United States as well as preventative efforts from individual, relationship, community and societal perspectives. Additionally, the session will discuss what individuals can do to help stop sexual violence in the Drexel community and even their own personal communities.

2 hours (Please note that while the presentation typically takes about 90 minutes, questions and discussion about these topics most typically bring the session to around two hours.): Presentation

As a federal civil rights law in the United States, Title IX is incredibly important to the well-being, respect, and equity of everyone living or working in this country. Higher education institutions have very specific rules and policies that they must follow under Title IX to ensure community safety.

This session is intended for new employees who have never worked or attended a higher education institution in the United States. The session will provide a clear and extensive overview of Title IX as well as applicable and related University policies, and define commonly-used terminology associated with these laws. Additionally, the session will cover mandated reporting, applicable resources and trends of American culture as they relate to Title IX and sexual misconduct.