Back to School Safety Checklist: Healthy Relationships Under Title IX

As you start to plan for the new school year, it’s important to keep in mind the safety of your students. One way you can do that is to help them identify the characteristics of healthy relationships and their rights under Title IX, which prohibit sexual violence, bullying and more.

Get School Year Ready with Online Title IX Training

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination at any educational institution receiving federal financial assistance. This civil right bans sex-based discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. When a student has experienced any of these situations and reports them to the school, the school must stop the discrimination, prevent it from happening again, and address the effects it has caused.

There are 3 areas a campus must address in their annual security reports (ASR) to be in compliance with Title IX:

More Than "Just Say No"

With Spring Break coming up, the likelihood that underage individuals will be exposed to drinking increases. While young adults probably know about the dangers of drinking, standing up to peer pressure is hard. They want to fit in. They don't want to be the only person not drinking. Having an answer other than just "no" can be helpful in these situations.

When the pressure is on, here a few things to say that are more than just "no:"

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In 2016, the Texas State Secretary established the Texas Businesses Against Trafficking (TBAT) partnership for businesses across the state to stand together against human trafficking. This partnership encourages businesses to adopt a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking, train their employees on how to identify and report human trafficking victims, and encourage the businesses they work with to do the same. Three years later, there are only six businesses in the partnership, including 3rd Millennium Classrooms.