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.
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: http://elon.mrooms3.net/course/view.php?id=19178
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.
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.