The Title IX & Equity Office provides training for staff, faculty and students at the university. We provide educational materials and programming for the campus community to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment and to prevent all forms of discrimination. Your Title IX & Equity Office is available for you whenever you need us. Please let us know if you have questions or require resource information. 

Jessica Swederske, Acting Title IX Coordinator and Chief Equity Officer


As of August 14, 2020, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights requires all institutions receiving federal funds to make publicly available all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, and decision-makers. Below are the trainings provided to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators at UMSL.

Mandatory Training for the Title IX team (Appellate Officers)

October 2020

UM System Hearing Panelist Training

September 2020

August 2020

  • What is the Process? Equity vs. Title IX
  • Presumption of Not Responsible & Preponderance of Evidence

  • Role of Panelists: Equity Hearing vs. Title IX Hearing

  • Implicit Bias

  • Affects of Alcohol

  • Assessing Credibility

  • Relevancy of Questions and Evidence

  • Decision Writing & Sanctioning

  • Zoom Through a Hearing

  • Mock Hearing

Cozen O’Connor’s Title IX Investigator, Adjudicator, and Coordinator Training

September 2020