CLERY ACT TRAINING

CLERY ACT TRAINING

Grand River Solutions offers training on the Clery Act that covers the waterfront on these critical campus safety laws. Our live virtual or in-person trainings can benefit professionals ranging from beginners to seasoned Clery compliance professionals.

We Help Write The Book On Safety

Needless to say, our training team knows its stuff. Whether it’s testifying before the U.S. Senate, helping to draft legislation, or working with universities and state governments to develop or fine-tune policy, our facilitators have devoted their careers to providing safer and more equitable educational environments across the country. For us, it’s a mission to  share that investment with safety professionals from every size campus, so we can move beyond compliance toward making real change.

 

Some of our Clery Experts...

Joseph Storch

Senior Director of Compliance & Innovation Solutions

Joseph Storch, a nationally recognized expert on Clery Act and Title IX, leads our Clery Act Training. He is known for creating systems to simplify compliance, allowing communities to focus their key efforts on prevention. Joe has provided live training to tens of thousands of higher education professionals in 30 U.S. states, has furnished technical guidance to numerous education institutions, organizations, and associations, has helped draft legislation and regulations, and has twice served as an expert witness before the United States Senate.  Nearly 20 years in, he’s just getting started.

Andrea Stagg

Director of Consulting Services

Andrea Stagg has extensive experience in higher education in-house legal settings at public and private colleges and universities. Throughout her career, Andrea has published legal and compliance writing about sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and response, the Clery Act, NCAA compliance, and program integrity. She has presented in-person and virtual training on the Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA, and other privacy laws to thousands of higher education professionals, attorneys, and board members. She has advised federal and state legislators on best practices in campus safety and sexual harassment prevention, and served on a state-wide campus working group with prevention and response partners throughout New York.

 

Jess Ettell Irvine

Senior Solutions Specialist

Jess previously served as the Assistant Dean for Student Integrity & Community Standards at Ohio Wesleyan University and also held the roles of Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Clery Compliance Coordinator. Jess has a background in student conduct, prevention education, policy creation and revision, behavioral intervention teams, crisis response, resolutions, and protocol development. Jess oversaw the development of a comprehensive, results-driven bystander intervention program that included leading education sessions for students, faculty, and staff on topics including sexual violence, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, and hazing. 

Adam Wolkoff

Senior Solutions Specialist

Dr. Adam J. Wolkoff has designed and delivered live and virtual training programs for thousands of higher education professionals on how to conduct investigations and adjudications that meet and exceed the requirements of due process, Clery Act and Title IX. Adam developed a first-of-its-kind casebook of student conduct and Title IX decisions, drafted model policies, templates, and guidance documents, and was co-editor of the Joint Guidance on Federal Title IX Regulations in 2020. Adam previously served as Assistant Director of the Student Conduct Institute and Special Assistant Counsel to the State University of New York’s Office of General Counsel.

Joseph Storch

Senior Director of Compliance & Innovation Solutions

Joseph Storch, a nationally recognized expert on Clery Act and Title IX, leads our Clery Act Training. He is known for creating systems to simplify compliance, allowing communities to focus their key efforts on prevention. Joe has provided live training to tens of thousands of higher education professionals in 30 U.S. states, has furnished technical guidance to numerous education institutions, organizations, and associations, has helped draft legislation and regulations, and has twice served as an expert witness before the United States Senate.  Nearly 20 years in, he’s just getting started.

Andrea Stagg

Director of Consulting Services

Andrea Stagg has extensive experience in higher education in-house legal settings at public and private colleges and universities. Throughout her career, Andrea has published legal and compliance writing about sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and response, the Clery Act, NCAA compliance, and program integrity. She has presented in-person and virtual training on the Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA, and other privacy laws to thousands of higher education professionals, attorneys, and board members. She has advised federal and state legislators on best practices in campus safety and sexual harassment prevention, and served on a state-wide campus working group with prevention and response partners throughout New York.

Jess Ettell Irvine

Senior Solutions Specialist

Jess previously served as the Assistant Dean for Student Integrity & Community Standards at Ohio Wesleyan University and also held the roles of Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Clery Compliance Coordinator. Jess has a background in student conduct, prevention education, policy creation and revision, behavioral intervention teams, crisis response, resolutions, and protocol development. Jess oversaw the development of a comprehensive, results-driven bystander intervention program that included leading education sessions for students, faculty, and staff on topics including sexual violence, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, and hazing. 

Adam Wolkoff

Senior Solutions Specialist

Dr. Adam J. Wolkoff has designed and delivered live and virtual training programs for thousands of higher education professionals on how to conduct investigations and adjudications that meet and exceed the requirements of due process, Clery Act and Title IX. Adam developed a first-of-its-kind casebook of student conduct and Title IX decisions, drafted model policies, templates, and guidance documents, and was co-editor of the Joint Guidance on Federal Title IX Regulations in 2020. Adam previously served as Assistant Director of the Student Conduct Institute and Special Assistant Counsel to the State University of New York’s Office of General Counsel.

 

CLERY TRAININGS

The Clery Act and Related Obligations

A Comprehensive Clery Act Training.

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually or in-person.

Training Length: 6 Hours

This general Clery Act training provides the basics and related Higher Education Act Obligations, Fire Safety Obligations, and Response to a Program Review.

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In this training series, we will cover these critical campus safety laws and obligations.

The content will be appropriate for anyone from a beginner to a seasoned Clery compliance professional and will be discussed in an accessible way aimed at providing practical guidance to raise capacity.

This training covers:

  • Geography Under Clery and Guidelines Under VAWA
  • Crimes and Violations
  • Counting What Counts
  • Reporting and Response Requirements of the VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act
  • Hate Crimes, Timely Warnings, Emergency Notifications, and Missing Persons
  • Fire Safety Policies and Reporting
  • Required VAWA Educational Programs and Campaigns
  • Insights on Preparing the ASR and AFSR
  • Considerations During a Clery Act Audit

Advanced Clery Act Training

Designed for institutions that are already complying with the Clery Act at a high level.

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually or in-person.

Training Length: The length of this training can be tailored to the needs of the institution.

This training provides advanced content as well as significant Q&A. This training is ideally conducted for a smaller group of core staff in charge of Clery Act compliance.

 

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Examples of content: 

  • Complicated geography
  • Multiple campuses at one institution
  • Overlap of Clery Act/VAWA and Title IX response obligations
  • Meeting Timely Warning and Emergency Notification obligations
  • Appointing, training, and managing Campus Security Authorities
  • Other institution-specific content needs

Campus Security Authority Training (CSA Training)

A short training specifially designed for CSAs.

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually, and can be added on to any other Clery Act Training

Training Length: 30 min

This live-virtual 30-minute training enables campuses to efficiently and effectively train their Campus Security Authorities. The facilitator will provide content and answer attendee questions.

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Topics covered are:

  • The geographic definitions of the Clery Act specific to their institution.
  • Crimes and violations that are reportable
  • Resources available at the institution and reporting obligations
  • Overlap and differences with Title IX obligations
  • Q&A

Clery Act and Title IX Training

Covers critical campus safety laws, new and rescinded, and advanced insight into the approach of the Department of Education.

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually or in-person.

Training Length: 16 Hours

This Comprehensive 2-day training covers Clery Act (Day 1) facilitated by Joseph Storch, and Title IX Compliance (Day 2) facilitated by Andrea Stagg.

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This training covers:

Day One: The Clery Act

  • Geography Under Clery and Guidelines Under VAWA
  • Crimes and Violations
  • Counting What Counts
  • Reporting and Response Requirements of the VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act
  • Hate Crimes, Timely Warnings, Emergency Notifications, and Missing Persons
  • Fire Safety Policies and Reporting
  • Required VAWA Educational Programs and Campaigns
  • Insights on Preparing the ASR and AFSR
  • Considerations During a Clery Act Audit

Day 2: Title IX

  • Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator
  • Training, Education, and Compliance Obligations
  • Receipt of Disclosures
  • Resolution Options
  • Conducting Investigations
  • Decision making
  • Appeals, Advisors, Sanctions

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX Response

Covers overlap between Title IX and VAWA, their distinctions, and meeting requirements.

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually, and can be added on to any other Clery Act Training

Training Length: 8 Hours

A deep discussion of the response obligations of the VAWA and Title IX, how they overlap and where they differ.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different obligations of the VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act and Title IX specific to responding to sexual and interpersonal violence
  • Clarify overlaps and distinctions in terms of training, personnel, actions, and timelines
  • Understand the slightly different focus of the requirements
  • Address what applies and where and when one applies but the other does not

Hate crimes, Title IX cases, emergency notifications, and timely warnings: 

Wait! How do these fit together?!?

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually or in-person.

Training Length: 3 Hours

Hate crimes, Title IX cases, emergency notifications, and timely warnings: covering specific and timely topics from active shooters to the shifting federal approach to Title IX.

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We have seen significant changes in higher education safety and equity laws which might appear to have little to do with core Clery Act compliance, yet impact some of the year-round obligations of Clery Act reporting.

The Virginia Tech and other active shooter tragedies, bomb threats, hate crimes, and the shifting federal approach to Title IX, which most recently adopted the VAWA/Clery crimes among its standard definitions, stand on their own as critical challenges across the higher ed landscape. These new and evolving challenges must be considered with regard to emergency notifications, timely warnings, and hate crime reporting.

In this new session, our facilitator will:

  • Provide background on the obligations from the statute, regulations, and guidance
  • Offer examples of real-world incidents and realistic hypotheticals outside of traditional core Clery Act compliance that must also be considered with the Clery Act lens
  • Discuss methods of analyzing the incidents under these standards to both meet the Clery Act requirements and, more importantly, enhance student and community safety and transparency
  • Lead a discussion on practical approaches and methods to meet these obligations within complex, shifting, and quickly-developing situations where information may be “owned” by different offices and/or the folks charged with Clery compliance are also tasked with primary response

Ongoing Clery Act Obligations in Internal and External Events

Covers Clery Act considerations that range from response to counting to warnings and beyond. 

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually or in-person.

Training Length: 2 Hours

Colleges and Universities these days are a whirlwind of activity, often all year long. From internal programs to external partners, student groups, community organizations, camps, and athletic events, we have students, faculty, staff, and community members coming and going at all hours and at all times of year.

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This training covers:

  • Clery applications in external and internal camps and athletic events
  • Hazing considerations for official and unofficial activities and organizations
  • Learning about crimes and incidents such that they can be considered for Emergency Notifications, Timely Warnings, Crime Log inclusion, and Annual Security Report inclusion
  • Assigning roles consistent with Campus Security Authority obligations through contracts and agreements
  • Issuing warnings and information when communication is non-traditional
  • The session will feature plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

A Changing Environment in Drug, Alcohol, and Weapons Response Under the Clery Act and DFSCR

Covers the significant obligations that have changed in recent years.

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually, and can be added on to any other Clery Act Training

Training Length: 1.5 Hours

Two significant obligations that have seen changes in recent years are the drug, alcohol, and weapon arrest/referral for discipline obligations of the Clery Act, and the publication and biennial review obligations of the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.

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In this session, we will review the obligations of each law, discuss the changing state laws, and the impact of those changes on each law, and discuss best practices for meeting and exceeding compliance obligations.

Custom Clery Training

Campuses may select from the topics below to customize a Clery Act training 

Modality: This training can be delivered virtually or in-person.

Training Length: The length of this training can be tailored to the needs of the institution.

Hate crimes, Title IX cases, emergency notifications, and timely warnings: covering specific and timely topics from active shooters to the shifting federal approach to Title IX.

DETAILS

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We have seen significant changes in higher education safety and equity laws which might appear to have little to do with core Clery Act compliance, yet impact some of the year-round obligations of Clery Act reporting.

The Virginia Tech and other active shooter tragedies, bomb threats, hate crimes, and the shifting federal approach to Title IX, which most recently adopted the VAWA/Clery crimes among its standard definitions, stand on their own as critical challenges across the higher ed landscape. These new and evolving challenges must be considered with regard to emergency notifications, timely warnings, and hate crime reporting.

In this new session, our facilitator will:

  • Provide background on the obligations from the statute, regulations, and guidance
  • Offer examples of real-world incidents and realistic hypotheticals outside of traditional core Clery Act compliance that must also be considered with the Clery Act lens
  • Discuss methods of analyzing the incidents under these standards to both meet the Clery Act requirements and, more importantly, enhance student and community safety and transparency
  • Lead a discussion on practical approaches and methods to meet these obligations within complex, shifting, and quickly-developing situations where information may be “owned” by different offices and/or the folks charged with Clery compliance are also tasked with primary response

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Meet Our Training Coordinator

Interested in scheduling a training or learning more about creating a custom training or training package that works for your organization? Contact our training expert, Elizabeth Brady.

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