Title IX Services

Effective, Practical, and Sustainable Title IX Solutions

Grand River Solutions Title IX professionals have direct on-campus experience at every size and type of public and private school from P-12 to liberal arts colleges to large research universities.  Our approach is highly collaborative and unique to each institution. We embrace the individual mission, values, resources, and culture of each school and community, and help find solutions that maximize existing resources.

SERVICES

Consulting and Coaching

We provide a broad range of Title IX consulting services to support an institution in achieving its compliance and campus-wide goals. We work with the Title IX Coordinator or staff to address and resolve harassment and discrimination issues or meet complex compliance needs.

Policy and Process

Grand River Solutions assesses institutions’ policies, procedures relative to state and federal law in addition to general best practices. After identifying any gaps, we develop a detailed list of recommendations for implementation that are specifically designed for each campus or workplace.

Resolutions

Our experienced Title IX professionals are available to serve as facilitators of informal resolution, investigators, decision-makers, hearing officers, chairs, panel members, or appellate officers. We also offer general training or Just-in-time training.

Outsourced Roles and Support

Grand River Solutions provides institutions across the country with the ability to delegate some or all of their Title IX needs on an interim or ongoing basis. We work with schools that need long-term support, as well as those who are experiencing short-term gaps in staff due to leaves, prolonged searches, or hiring freezes.

Skilled facilitators delivering Title IX training for students, staff and faculty.

Title IX Training

We offer sessions from “P-12 and Title IX: What You Need to Know About the New Regulations” to “Hearings in the New Era: Are You Ready?” and everything in between. Our solutions are designed to fit you—choose from our suite of flexible training options. 

Cost Savings on Title IX Services with our Collective Model

Grand River Solutions facilitates networks of institutions with similar needs designed to ease the financial burden of Title IX compliance through cost sharing and collective resource optimization. By forming partnerships, institutions receive the benefit of our full team of experts within a cost-effective system. Whether you are a member of an existing consortium or interested in creating your own collective, we can help.

Services may include:

  • Investigations
  • Hearing support including hearing officers, panelists, and advisors
  • Appeals
  • Consulting
  • Informal Resolution

Resolutions

We provide expert support throughout the entire resolution process. Our team members help reduce the challenges of conducting investigations and live hearings by filling gaps in internal resources via on-site or virtual support.

Hearings

Our team members help reduce the challenges of conducting live hearing by filling gaps in internal resources and providing schools with the ability to implement on-site or virtual hearings. We have extensive experience in all aspects of conducting a hearing; our experienced equity professionals are available to serve as decision-makers, hearing officers, chairs, panel members, or advisors.

We also offer general training or Just-in-time training for Title IX Coordinators, advisors, hearing panel members, and decision-makers.

Investigations

We provide trained, highly-experienced, and neutral investigators to complete all or as-needed aspects of the Title IX investigation process.

Our experts have extensive experience investigating allegations of harassment, discrimination, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and violence. We have a deep understanding of the inner workings of K-12 schools, districts, and higher education institutions.

For a comprehensive support package, INVESTIGATIONS 360 covers all levels of investigations, from conducting interviews and gathering evidence, to facilitating evidence review, drafting reports, and appearing at hearings.

Appeals

Grand River Solutions offers comprehensive appeal support. We ensure your process is following both general best practices and individual policy specifications to ensure consistency and quality. We aim to reduce the burden on schools and workplaces of conducting appeals. Our experienced staff can guide you throughout the appeals process, and are available to serve as appeals officers.

  • Appeals Support
  • Providing impartial, third-party appeals officers.
  • Training for appeals officers.
  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring, and reviewing throughout the appeals process
  • Helping institutions integrate appeals into their procedures
Informal Resolutions

Grand River Solutions’ trained professionals will mediate and facilitate informal and alternate resolutions in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.

Whether you need to phone-a-colleague for a case-specific question or your institution needs expert incident response, we can help. Our team’s experts work to meet the immediate and ongoing needs of your campus and community. Services may include training new staff, guidance with evolving laws and best practices, leadership development, or ongoing skill development.

Outsourced Roles & Support

Delegate an entire role, or merely some functions to support your Title IX Office.

Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator & Assistant Coordinator

We provide institutions across the country with the ability to delegate some or all of their Title IX needs on an interim or ongoing basis. We work with schools that need long-term support, as well as those who are experiencing short-term gaps in staff due to leaves, prolonged searches, or hiring freezes.

When Grand River Solutions partners with your school, whether for a month or a year, you gain expert professional services, while minimizing both cost and risk. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Development of work-flow processes templates,
  • Communications protocols
  • Record-keeping protocols
  • Daily hands-on and/or virtual operations management of Title IX offices
    • Including intake and outreach processes
    • Institutional response to reports of harassment and discrimination, including sexual and gender-based misconduct.
    • Review of current processes and procedures, and suggestions for improvement.

Our professionals bring programmatic and process expertise to help navigate evolving federal and local law and implement best practices. When you engage our team, you gain access to a network of professionals with decades of practical experience in Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, ADA/504, the Clery Act.

We are also able to provide one-on-one support and mentorship. Read more about these services in our mentoring section.

We also offer general training or Just-in-time training for Title IX Coordinators, advisors, hearing panel members, and decision-makers.

Investigators

We provide trained, highly-experienced, and neutral investigators to complete all or as-needed aspects of the Title IX investigation process.

Our experts have extensive experience investigating allegations of harassment, discrimination, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and violence. We have a deep understanding of the inner workings of K-12 schools, districts, and higher education institutions.

For a comprehensive support package, INVESTIGATIONS 360 covers all levels of investigations, from conducting interviews and gathering evidence, to facilitating evidence review, drafting reports, and appearing at hearings.

Appellate Officers

Grand River Solutions offers comprehensive appeal support. We ensure your process is following both general best practices and individual policy specifications to ensure consistency and quality. We aim to reduce the burden on schools and workplaces of conducting appeals. Our experienced staff can guide you throughout the appeals process, and are available to serve as appeals officers.

  • Appeals Support
  • Providing impartial, third-party appeals officers.
  • Training for appeals officers.
  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring, and reviewing throughout the appeals process
  • Helping institutions integrate appeals into their procedures
Hearing Board Members

Our team members help reduce the challenges of conducting live hearing by filling gaps in internal resources and providing schools with the ability to implement on-site or virtual hearings. We have extensive experience in all aspects of conducting a hearing; our experienced equity professionals are available to serve as decision-makers, hearing officers, chairs, or panel members.

We also offer general training or Just-in-time training for decision-makers and panelists.

Facilitators of Informal Resolution

Our experts facilitate informal and alternative resolutions including mediation in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.

Hearing Advisor

We have extensive experience in all aspects of conducting a hearing; our experienced hearing advisors provide support as the role is set forth in the 2020 Title IX Regulations and pursuant to institutional policies.

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