Title IX Conference: Sept. 29 & 30
Location and Time
Emerson Alumni Hall, 1938 W. University Avenue [map]
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Registration and continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
- Walk-in Registration will be on the second floor lobby
- Morning sessions to be held in the classroom
The University of Florida is committed to providing an educational environment that is free from sexual discrimination.
As part of the university’s commitment, we offer ongoing Title IX training.
This training will provide un-canned title IX investigative training and will help administrators be prepared to meet and exceed title IX compliance and standards. The training will present details on “How to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough, and Impartial Investigation That Will Meet OCR Standards.”
A detailed agenda can be found here.
- Brandon Washington
- Brandon Washington is the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, Inclusion and Compliance at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). In his current role, he coordinates the University’s efforts to adhere to federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including but not limited to Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, Section 504 and the ADA. Mr. Washington is the Chair of the University’s Title IX Committee and his Office is responsible for the investigation of allegations of discrimination that arise within the University community. His Office also has oversight of the University’s equitable hiring policies and processes.
Prior to joining FGCU, Mr. Washington served as an Investigator with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in Atlanta, Georgia. During his time at OCR, Mr. Washington served as lead or secondary investigator in over 170 federal civil rights cases. Mr. Washington also successfully mediated cases for OCR, and provided internal and external training on Title VI, Title IX, Title II, and the ADA. Mr. Washington holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Accounting, and attended law school at Florida A&M University.
- Ande Durojaiye
- Ande Durojaiye is the Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance at Florida Atlantic University. In his current role, he leads the University’s efforts of promoting an inclusive campus for all. Mr. Durojaiye also is tasked with ensuring that the University is in compliance with all applicable discrimination laws, regulations, policies, and procedures including Title IX, Title VI, Title VII and the ADA. Mr. Durojaiye oversees the recruitment and hiring processes as they relate to workforce equity, and heads the University’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Prior to joining FAU, Mr. Durojaiye served as an Attorney with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR). During that time, Mr. Durojaiye engaged in all aspects of civil rights enforcement including, investigating, providing legal guidance and conducting technical assistance. In addition, Mr. Durojaiye was involved in more than 150 civil rights investigations. Mr. Durojaiye earned his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Masters of Education from Loyola University Chicago his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tennessee State University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership from Vanderbilt University.
There is no charge for individuals who are affiliated with the University of Florida.
For individuals not affiliated with the University of Florida, there is a participation fee. The cost for non-affiliated individuals is $150 for Sept. 29 and $100 for Sept. 30.
Detailed payment information can be found here.
Sexual assault occurs on college campuses, no matter what study you read. Debating prevalence is futile, because one victim is one too many. But, not every complaint can be resolved, and not every allegation can be proved.
On April 4, 2011 the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) that changed higher education forever. That day was a tipping point for the field. It has been three years since the DCL was published, and some campuses still have not fully realized the changes that are needed. With the slow but steady progress campuses have been making, congress compounded the compliance challenge with passage of the Campus SaVE provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization. Understanding Title IX, Clery and the Campus SaVE Act, and how implementation of these federal mandates affects the daily lives of administration, faculty, employees and students has become a daily topic of conversation on this campus. OCR has kept the pressure on by investigating an unprecedented number of campus complaints.