9 Things Faculty & Staff Can Do to Support JSU's Title IX Efforts

1. Complete the RAPID training created for JSU employees. It is a short online training with a quiz at the end. The entire course is generally completed in less than half an hour. Please note that you will need to click to "Enroll" in the course before being able to click to complete the training. Please contact JSU’s Title IX Coordinator, Jennifer Argo, at jlargo@jsu.edu to let us know your thoughts, if you have any questions or if you need any additional information.

View and Complete the RAPID Training Course

2. Widely publish the name and contact information of JSU’s Title IX Coordinator.

  • Include links to our website on your website pages
  • For material distributed to applicants for admission or employment, employees, and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, please include the following statement: Inquiries concerning Title IX may be referred to Jennifer Argo, Title IX Coordinator at 700 Pelham Road, North, Angle Hall, Suite 301-A, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265; phone: (256) 782-5769; email: titleix@jsu.edu; website: www.jsu.edu/titleix
  • Sample Syllabus Language
    • Jacksonville State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities that it operates. JSU is required, by Title IX  of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Department of Education regulations to implement Title IX, not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement to not discriminate in educational programs and activities extends to employment by the university and to admission thereto. This may include sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and other conduct that is addressed in our "Sex-Based Harassment and Misconduct Policy." Anyone with knowledge of this type of conduct is asked to immediately report such incidents to the University Police Department  at (256) 782-5050 or the Title IX Coordinator at (256) 782-5769. If an individual wishes to keep the information confidential, the individual speak with a counselor at the Counseling Services office at (256) 782-5475 or a medical provider at JSU's Health Center (256) 782-5310.  For more information about Title IX or to report a concern, please visit the JSU Title IX webpage at www.jsu.edu/titleix.

3. Confused about your responsibilities? Contact our Title IX Coordinator with questions or to schedule a training.

4. Ensure gender equity in your classroom. Recognize and stop bullying behavior on the basis of gender, gender identity and gender expression. Eliminate sexist language, comments and conduct. 

5. Support our students’ right to self-identify and respect their decisions. 

6. Report incidents you become aware of to the Title IX Coordinator immediately.  To make a report, contact the Title IX Coordinator by phone, email or in person. Or, a report can be made on our website.

7. Ensure your department has protocols in place for students to make up any academic work they may miss as a result of an incident or to transfer jobs or miss work without penalty.

8. Ensure equal access and equal participation for pregnant and parenting students in your classrooms.

9. Label Material: If you are covering material about sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking- such as reading a book or watching a movie that contains scenes of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking- consider giving a warning about the potentially distressing content of the material, and giving individuals the opportunity to leave the room if necessary. Adding a brief note to a syllabus about such content and available resources can make a real difference. 

  • Sample Labeling Language:
    • Asterisks(*) next to assignments below mark material that may bring up painful memories or emotions for victims/survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. Please consider reaching out to me (as your faculty member), the JSU Title IX Coordinator and/or another resource, if you need support or assistance.