Course Details

Title IX Investigator Training provides an overview of an equitable Title IX investigation process. It is also designed for those who want to gain further insight on evaluating their current Title IX systems and develop or improve Title IX infrastructure on campus. Participants will learn how to conduct investigations with due process equity.

Vice President of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics at George Mason University Julian Williams


Julian R. Williams was appointed as the Vice President for Compliance, Diversity and Ethics for George Mason University in June 2015.

In this role he provides leadership to the university’s Compliance, Diversity and Ethics division, which includes the Title IX and ADA coordinator(s), university Ombudsman, and Assistive Technology Initiative. Julian serves as the university's executive-level compliance, diversity and ethics strategist and champion. He also advises university leadership on compliance policies and procedures. Julian leads the university's efforts to ensure a diverse student body and workforce.

Previously, he served as the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Officer at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY. In that role he was the primary liaison to the President, Board of Trustees, government officials, and others in the campus community on incidences of sexual misconduct and claims of discrimination or harassment. Julian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law.

Julian has also served as the Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Julian has worked as a civil trial attorney in the state of Michigan on cases involving discrimination, harassment, and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Julian also served as union-side legal counsel in disputes between Michigan public school employees and public school districts.

He has served on the executive board for the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity, a national non-profit association of professionals working in the areas of equal opportunity and diversity dedicated to the promotion of policies designed to fulfill the nation’s promise of equal opportunity for all individuals. Julian is also a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).

Bachelor's of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Officer at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY

Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education


  • Bachelor's of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law.
  • Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Officer at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY
  • Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at Monmouth University in New Jersey.
  • Member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
  • Participants will learn the basic tenets of an equitable Title IX investigation. They will learn how to structure their complaint intake process, conduct equitable and trauma-informed interviews, gather factual information, weigh evidence, write an investigative report, and draw factually supported conclusions.
  • Participants will come away with a better understanding of how "due process" intersects with their investigative systems and how to conduct an investigation that keeps due process equity at the forefront.
  • Participants will come away with more knowledge about how to draft and structure thorough investigative reports.
  • Participants will understand the critical competencies to look for when training hearing panelists or selecting those on campus to serve as Title IX investigators.
    • What kinds of skills and experience should we be looking for?
    • Participants will gain knowledge on how to handle interim measures and the role of advisors.
  • Participants will develop a clearer understanding of the strengths and benefits of the various investigative/adjudicative models in light of current OCR guidance.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate their current Title IX systems and gain insight on how to make changes to improve their structure.
  • Module will provide participants with a broader overview on further developing a Title IX 'infrastructure' on their campus.

Course 3-Title IX Investigator Training

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