With the updating of Title IX mandates in Spring 2011 and the Penn State child sexual abuse situation later in 2011, the Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights have increased scrutiny for colleges and universities and have mandated that institutions take appropriate steps to provide a safer environment for youth on campus. One required piece of this is a mandated training session for all students, faculty, and staff working with youth serving organizations and agencies. This training includes general information about Title IX violations , student/staff members’ duty to report and professional standards and expectations associated with working with youth. Faculty and staff who administer programs and classes or advise student organizations that work with youth-serving organizations and schools should advise students of this requirement.
Students, faculty and staff who successfully complete the training must only complete it once but we recommend they review the training materials at least once per year.
Training instructions for Students Who Are volunteering with an organization and NOT being paid by Elon University: The Title IX training is available via Moodle course (self-enrollment). Participants will engage is a series of modules and then must successfully complete a quiz after each topic. Once all nine (9) quizzes are successfully completed, participants will be emailed a certificate of completion. This certificate indicates they have successfully completed the training and is available for them to print. It is recommended that the student also save the PDF for future use. .
They will log into Moodle and follow the self-enrollment instructions. The course should be completed in one to two hours.
If students have any difficulties with the Moodle course they should contact the Technology Service Desk at 336-278-5200.
Training instructions for students, faculty, staff or others who are being paid PAID by Elon University (i.e. athletic camps, AYLA, Village Project, etc.): The Student, faculty or staff member will complete the required Workplace Answers program through Human Resources. The supervisor or coach should send the list of students with their name and e-mail address to Lindsey Owens in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lindsey will enroll the student, faculty or staff member and they will receive an access e-mail from Workplace Answers directly about accessing the course.
Elon University requires that any student/faculty/staff member or volunteer who works/volunteers with a youth-serving program sponsored by the University, related to a course or class, or hosted on campus also complete a criminal background check every 12 months (i.e. service learning courses working with youth, Alamance Youth Leadership Academy, Elon Academy, Girls in Motion, summer athletic campus or any internship or volunteer experience ).
These required background checks are available at no cost to the students, faculty, staff through our contracted vendor. If a student, faculty/staff member or affiliate needs to complete a background check prior to working with an agency or in a University program, they need to e-mail Linda Springs at email@example.com. The system (Sterling Background Checks) will send a link to access the on-line background check request.
The automated system requests information and provides proper authorizations to complete the background checks. The vendor will complete a national background check and will also check the National Sex Offender Registry. The student, faculty or staff member will receive an electronic copy of the background check results and it will be their responsibility to share those results with the agency, faculty or staff member/advisor. The Office of Student Health and Wellness CANNOT release the results of the background check. Once the student, faculty or staff member completes the request, the background check is usually completed in 2-3 business days and the student, faculty or staff is notified.
If a student, faculty or staff member has had a background check within the past 12 months (from time service/work starts) they do not need to repeat it.
If you have questions about Title IX training requirements or background checks, please do not hesitate to contact Jana Lynn Patterson. Note: Athletic staff please contact Faith Shearer if you have questions.