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Grand River Solutions 

Title IX, Clery Act, and Equity:
Finding Solutions in a Shifting Landscape

Grand River Solutions is pleased to present:

 Title IX, Clery Act, and Equity: Finding Solutions in a Shifting Landscape

This is an opportunity for those working in the fields of sexual violence, discrimination, sexual harassment prevention, and campus safety to come together and discuss the latest in emerging practices, intersectional approaches, and multidisciplinary efforts to build awareness, support, and change in their communities. Learn practical and sustainable changes that can be made institution wide to help support a culture of accountability and safety.

This conference is appropriate for professionals working in:

  • Campus public safety and law enforcement
  • Student affairs and student conduct
  • Title IX offices
  • Human resources
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Clery compliance
  • Risk management
  • General counsel
  • Counseling services

Keynote Speaker: 

Alexandra Billings

Alexandra Billings: actress, singer, author, teacher, and activist

Conference Schedule*:

View our complete conference schedule online.

Monday evening welcome gathering at 5:30 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22-23, 2019: conference sessions, full day 8 AM -5:30 PM

Thursday, October 24, 2019: half day, 8 AM – Noon; 1-4 PM One-on-one 30-minute sessions with Grand River Solutions consultants. Sign up via our registration form.

*Our conference includes sessions for both higher education practitioners and K-12 educators.

Some sessions include:

  • Faculty Misconduct and Its Impact on Higher Education
  • New Thinking on Credibility and Reliability
  • How to Conduct Hearings
  • Bias in the Investigation Process in K-12
  • Disparity in Discipline: Sanctions and Restorative Justice in K-12
  • The Clery Act as a Framework for a 21st Century Community Based Campus Public Safety Program
  • The Educational Environment Safety Continuum from K-12 to College
  • "Stop stepping on my toes!" Strategies for Managing the Intersections of Clery and Title IX
  • Signs of a Culture of Compliance: Top 10 elements that any IHE should have to support institution-wide Clery Compliance efforts
Speakers announced to date include:
  • Elizabeth Conklin, Associate Vice President, Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator at the University of Connecticut, who is responsible for overseeing each of the Office of Institutional Equity’s areas of focus, including discrimination case management, campus-wide trainings for diversity awareness and sexual harassment prevention.
  • Megan Farrell, Title IX Coordinator for the Palo Alto, CA school district, who previously worked in both public and private educational institutions as university counsel, faculty, and Title IX coordinator.
  • Alison Kiss, Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator at Widener University, former director of the Clery Center, and a nationally-recognized author, expert witness, trainer and speaker.
  • Lida Jennings, Executive Director of Teach for America Los Angeles, who has 20 years of experience in the higher education and corporate retail sectors.
  • Hillary Pettegrew, senior risk management counsel for United Educators, whose focus includes research and writing on prevention of and response to campus sexual violence.
  • Scott Schneider, a prominent litigator at Husch Blackwell, as well as a sought-after advisor on Title IX, training programs, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, and risk management within student affairs.
  • Joseph Storch, associate counsel in the SUNY Office of the General Counsel and Chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group, who focuses his practice on student affairs, intellectual property, and campus safety.

From Grand River Solutions:

  • Jonathan Kassa, co-founder of Grand River Solutions and most recently the director of higher education at Allied Universal.
  • Cherie Scricca, co-founder of Grand River Solutions and an experienced practitioner having held leadership positions at both public and private universities for more than 20 years.
  • Jody Shipper, co-founder of Grand River Solutions and a nationally-recognized subject-matter expert with more than 20 years of experience in Title IX and related fields.

Please bookmark this page to stay connected with us as we announce more speakers and sessions.


Register Now! Scholarships are available. Please contact us at events@grandriversolutions.com for more information.