In a recent article published by the GW Hatchet, KJK Title IX Attorney, Susan Stone, sat down with Daniel Patrick Galgano and Lindsey Leary to discuss mandatory Title IX Training for college faculty and staff.
Explaining the benefits of mandatory training, Susan was mentioned below:
Susan Stone – an attorney and the co-chair of the Student and Athlete Defense Title IX Practice Group at Kohrman, Jackson and Krantz law firm in Ohio – said Title IX training could benefit all campus community members to guarantee students are aware of the resources offered to them and faculty are aware of their duties as trusted employees.
She said training can educate faculty about their role and responsibilities as mandatory reporters. The proper way to handle a Title IX complaint can be “confusing” for faculty if training is not required, she added.
“Certain people are defined in policies as mandatory reporters,” Stone said. “So if you hear of someone who might have been sexually assaulted, certain people are identified, and they have to report to the Title IX office that they believe someone’s been assaulted.”
Read the full article, as originally published by The GW Hatchet, here.