Course Details

This is the foundational course for all of the Title IX pathways in Compliance U, including the mastery certificate. TIX 101 is a basic level, introductory online course and presumes no prior knowledge of Title IX compliance, although many participants will have some prior knowledge and experience in some or many areas of Title IX compliance.  This module is based on Professor Lake’s Four Corners of Title IX Regulatory Compliance framework.

Professor Peter Lake


COMPLIANCE U™ features the work and expertise of Professor Peter F. Lake, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law.

Lake is the developer of the “ Four Corners of Regulatory Compliance” framework and the author of, “ The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University: The Rise of the Facilitator University” (2d ed. 2013) and “ Higher Education and the Law: Cases and Materials” (2014) (co-author J. Areen).


  • Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law
  • Interim Director of Title IX Compliance at Stetson University
  • Internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy
  • Alpha Chi Omega women's fraternity, Vision Award 2003
  • Featured author at the 2008 Pivotal Publications Colloquium at the University of Connecticut
  • Distinguished speaker for the 18th annual Jack Beyerl Student Affairs Lecture at Ball State University in 2013.
  • Higher education law and policy
  • Teaches and writes in the areas of torts
  • Student Mental Health and the Law: A Resource for Institutions of Higher Education (2008)
  • Journal of College and University Law
  • The Four Corners of Title IX Regulatory Compliance: A Primer for American Colleges and Universities (Hierophant Enterprises, Inc. 2017)
  • Higher Education and the Law: Cases and Materials [with Judith Areen] (West Academic Publishing 2014)
  • The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University: The Rise of the Facilitator University (Carolina Academic Press 2013)
  • Foundations of Higher Education Law & Policy: Basic Legal Rules, Concepts and Principles for Student Affairs (NASPA 2011)
  • Beyond Discipline – Managing the Modern Higher Education Environment (Hierophant Enterprises, Inc. 2009)
  • Center for Academic Integrity
  • Review board for the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center
  • Develop basic understanding of implementation of the Four Corners of Title IX Regulatory Compliance framework
  • Learn important legal foundations underlying Title IX and common terms used in Title IX
  • Examine many critical promising practices
  • Consider how recent guidance and resolutions impact practices on campus
  • Develop stronger approaches to balancing academic freedom rights with Title IX compliance
  • Identify strategies for utilizing the academic side of the house in Title IX efforts
  • Discuss possible future developments in Title IX
  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011)
  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights /Dept. of Justice Letter and Resolution Agreement with Univ. of Montana
  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Letter and Resolution Agreement with SUNY
  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter (Retaliation) (April 24, 2013)
  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence (April 2014)
  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators (April 24, 2015)
  • US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights Letter to Title IX Coordinators (April 24, 2015)
  • Foundations of Law, Policy and Governance in Higher Education: Compliance 101

Course 2 - 101 Fundamentals Of Title IX Compliance

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