Required Title IX Training for  Anyone (Students, Faculty, Staff)  Working With a Youth Serving Organization or Program

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.

This  required training was updated this summer/fall and all students, faculty and staff working with youth must complete the revised training- even those who completed the  former  version of the course launched in 2012.

The Title IX training is available via Moodle course.   Participants  will  engage is a series of modules and then must successfully complete a  quiz after  each topic . Once all 9 quizzes are  successfully completed, participants can access Topic 10 and a certificate of completion will be e-mailed to them.   This certificate  indicates they have successfully completed the training  and is available for them to print  for you or the agency.    

Enrollment: Participants may self-enroll in the course by accessing  the course at:
They will log into Moodle and follow the self-enrollment instructions.  The course should be completed in one to two hours. 

If students have technical difficulties they should contact the Technology Help Desk at 336-278-5200.

Support for Background Checks  Required By Agencies for Students Working/Volunteering with Youth-Serving Organizations

Many youth-serving agencies require that student employees and volunteers working in these organizations complete a criminal background check prior to having contact with the youth in their agency.  Elon University  requires that any student who works/volunteers with a  youth-serving University program sponsored by the University or hosted  on campus also complete a background check (i.e. Alamance Youth Academy, Elon Academy, Girls in Motion, etc.).

The University provides financial support for students who are required to have  criminal background checks for volunteer and academic-related courses  with not-for-profit agencies and community partners. These background checks are available at no cost to the students.  If a student needs  to complete one prior to working with an agency, they need to e-mail Janice Ratliff and she will send them a link to our on-line background check request system.

The automated system requests information and provides proper authorizations to complete the background checks with our vendor. The vendor will complete a national background check and will also check the National Sex Offender Registry.  The student will receive an electronic  copy of the background check results and it will be his/her responsibility to share those results with the agency. The Office of Student Health and Wellness  CANNOT release the results of the background check.  Once the student completes the request, the background check is usually completed in 5-7 business days.