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Title IX Summit

April 26, 2018
Crowne Plaza
Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee is hosting a statewide Title IX Summit, which will be held in Knoxville on April 26, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Summit is the culmination of the University of Tennessee’s 2015 Office on Violence Against Women Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program.

The University of Tennessee is excited to share with Tennessee colleges and universities programs, trainings, resources, and lessons learned in creating a coordinated community response to sexual violence.

Attendees: The conference is open to public and private 2-year and 4-year institutions located in the state of Tennessee.

Who Should Attend: The Title IX Summit is designed for college and university Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Title IX Coordinators, investigators, administrators in student conduct and student affairs, general counsel, prevention coordinators, Chiefs of police, and lead campus security officers.

The keynote speaker of the Title IX Summit is Jody Shipper!

A nationally recognized expert on Title IX, Jody Shipper has more than twenty years of broad-ranging experience in Title IX-connected fields. Industry leaders consider her expertise to be at the cutting edge. Educators and administrators who face issues of sexual misconduct on campuses regularly seek her guidance. Ms. Shipper lectures extensively on Title IX law, institutional responsibilities, and the implementation of best practices.

Before committing herself to Project IX, Ms. Shipper was Systemwide Director for Title IX/VAWA/Clery and Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence for the University of California system. Prior to that, she served as executive director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Southern California, where she also held the post of chief Title IX administrator. In that capacity she provided advice on diversity efforts, sexual assault prevention and training, and guidance to staff and faculty. Previously, Jody served as outside counsel to businesses and non-profits in California, litigating employment and education matters before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies.

Ms. Shipper received her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is the author of the comprehensive reference manual Workplace Investigations: The HR Manager’s Step-by-Step Guide. Ms. Shipper was also a founding board member of the California Association of Workplace Investigations (now AWI).

The registration for the Title IX Summit has closed. Please email with any questions.

Lodging: Attendees may choose to stay at the Crowne Plaza at the conference rate of $120.00 for a single room and $140.00 for a double room.

All conference activities will take place at the Crowne Plaza.

If staying at the Crowne Plaza, you may call Jamie Julius at 865-522-2600 to request the group rate. Reserve your room here.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference on the date of April 26, 2018.


The Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities
The Coalition for Healthy and Safe-Campus Communities (CHASCo) in collaboration with public and private higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies works to implement evidence-based, environmental strategies to decrease under-age and high risk drinking across the state of Tennessee. CHASCo provides support for collaborative initiatives in a variety of ways throughout the year. CHASCo also provides members with access to resources, technical assistance, support and an active listserv.

If your institution would like to become a recognized member of CHASCo, please download this membership application and email it to the Director at Here is a list of all Supporting Institutions.

TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
The mission of the Coalition is to end domestic and sexual violence in the lives of Tennesseans and to change societal attitudes and institutions that promote and condone violence, through public policy advocacy, education and activities that increase the capacity of programs and communities to address such violence.

Parking at the Crowne Plaza will be validated for all conference attendees.

Nearby parking includes:
Market Square Garage – $7/day
Locust Street Garage – $7/day
Jackson Avenue Lot – $7/day

Workshops: Registrants will choose from 16 workshops held throughout the day. The workshops are designed for a variety of staff roles including:

1. Student Conduct/Judicial/Adjudication: Staff whose primary function is to investigate cases and/or provide sanctions

2. Prevention & Education: Staff who primarily engage in prevention and education efforts

3.Campus Law Enforcement/Campus Security

4. Student Support/Response/Advocacy: Staff who serve as members of Sexual Assault Response Team members, Case Managers, Therapists/Counselors

5. Title IX Coordinators

The registration for the Title IX Summit has closed. Please email with any questions.


For questions about the conference, please email


  • 7:00 am Check-in & Southern Style Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00 am Opening Remarks by Chancellor Davenport
  • 8:30 am Keynote Address featuring Jody Shipper
    • Title IX Today – What does every institution of higher education need to know?
  • 9:45 am Concurrent Sessions by track
    • Title IX & Prevention:  Know Your Audience: The Role of Creative Communications
    • Law Enforcement: The View from the Top: The Administrators Perspective to Comprehensively Addressing Sexual Assault on a College Campus
    • Conduct: Current Title IX Issues in Student Conduct: What Does every Conduct Officer need to know and do?
    • Student Support & Response:  Responding to Reports of Sexual Misconduct 101
  • 10:45 am Break
  • 10:55 am Concurrent Session by track
    • Title IX: Title IX Coordinators: The Evaluation of Your Role (from 1972 to today) and Your Responsibilities in 2018
    • Prevention: Applying the Social Ecological Model to Creating a Campus-Wide Strategy to Prevent Sexual Assault
    • Law Enforcement: Trauma-Informed Response to Sexual Violence: Part One
    • Conduct: Training a Conduct Board for Title IX Cases
  • 12:00 pm  Lunch Panel Moderated by Vice Chancellor for Student Life, Vincent Carilli
  • 1:45 pm Break
  • 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions by track
    • Title IX: Mandatory Reporters and Responsible Employees: Implementation & Lessons Learned
    • Law Enforcement: Trauma-Informed Response to Sexual Violence: Part Two
    • Conduct: Student Conduct Investigation and Adjudication: Part One
    • Student Support & Response: Best Practices with Survivors
  • 3:00 pm Break
  • 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions by track
    • Title IX: The Title IX Commitment: Compliance & Next Steps
    • Prevention: Educational Leadership Course: Sexual Violence: The issue, the challenge, and creating change
    • Conduct: Student Conduct Investigation and Adjudication: Part Two
    • Student Support & Response: Dynamics of Sexual Assault Response on a College Campus
  • 4:30pm Closing Remarks by Ashley Blamey, Title IX Coordinator


Crowne Plaza
Knoxville, TN

All conference activities will take place at the Crowne Plaza.

If lodging at the Crowne Plaza, you may call Jamie Julius at 865-522-2600 to request the group rate. Reserve your room here.

Reserve your room here.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-WA-AX-0024 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the conference are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.