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Navigating Single-Sex Programs & Equitable Access Workshop

Address and Remedy Inequity for Students and Employees

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Recommended Prior Learning: 

Gender Equity Foundations for Higher Education or Title IX Coordinator Foundations for K-12 Education

Workshop Coming Winter 2024

Proactively Assess Single-Sex Programs to Prevent Title IX Compliance Challenges

This workshop focuses on single-sex program discrimination issues related to Title IX compliance, which have resulted in more than 300 recent OCR complaints against colleges and universities and tend to receive less attention than sexual harassment and assault.

ATIXA’s experts will lead a discussion on single-sex programs and disparate treatment. Attendees will learn about disparate treatment based on sex and how to distinguish it from disparate impact. Participants will learn which single-sex programs the Title IX regulations permit and how to implement them, how to recast single-sex programs to ensure they don’t violate Title IX, and how the “significant assistance” standard can have Title IX implications related to external single-sex organizations. Lastly, the course material will touch on academic (non-athletic) scholarship equity and any relevant Title IX implications. The workshop will also offer an exploration of affirmative action options and how they may be used to justify single-sex programs.

Participants will work on case studies in small groups and reconvene to discuss solutions, problem-solving techniques, and priorities with our expert faculty members.

Topics Covered

  • Terminology and Basic Premise
  • Regulatory Exceptions (Classes, Physical Education, Social Fraternities and Sororities, Voluntary Youth Service Organizations, Religiously Affiliated Institutions, Admissions, Athletics, Housing, Restrooms, Scholarships, and More)
  • Separate but Equal
  • “Preferred Sex” Programs
  • Affirmative Action
  • Case Studies

Key Takeaway

Articulate when and how Title IX permits and prohibits single-sex programs and how to assess programs to avoid or resolve compliance challenges.

After completing this workshop, participants will…

  • Describe the disparate treatment analysis and how to address and remedy disparate treatment complaints
  • Explain academic scholarship inequity, how to audit scholarships, and ensure that the overall distribution of funds is compliant with Title IX
  • Understand how disparate impact presents in educational and employment environments, including how to constructively address disparate impact issues
  • Distinguish between when affirmative action may serve as a justification for single-sex programs and when it cannot
  • Articulate when and how Title IX permits and prohibits single-sex programs and how to proactively assess programs to prevent compliance challenges

Who Should Attend?

  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators
  • Title IX or Civil Rights Investigators
  • Decision-makers
  • Appeal Decision-makers
  • Intake/Case Coordinators
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Student Conduct Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Law Enforcement/Campus Safety/School Resource Officers
  • Compliance and Risk Management Professionals (Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, AA, EEO, Clery)
  • Hearing/Process Advisors
  • Intake/Case Coordinators
  • Attorneys Serving as Advisors
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals

This workshop is tailored to be applicable for Higher Education Institutions, K-12 Schools and Districts, as well as Dual Enrollment programs.

Please note, Workshops do not offer certifications but they do receive digital badges. Attendees will earn 4 re-certifying credits toward any currently held Certifications. Please click here to view our Continuing Certification Credits (CCC) FAQs.

There are currently no scheduled events for this certification, please contact to inquire about future availability or to bring an ATIXA trainer to your school or campus for an individualized training on this topic.