Title IX | Education and Training

An informed community helps to make positive decisions for those within our community.  Toccoa Falls College is committed to educating students, faculty, and staff on a year round basis to help reinforce our commitment to a healthy and safe community.  The following efforts include, but are not limited to;

  • Partnership with Campus/Workplace Answers to provide online training for students, faculty, and staff in various matters of sexual misconduct, bystander intervention, legal implications, and healthy relationships.
    • All students taking academic courses on campus (both traditional and dual enrolled) as well as online only students are offered this course upon entering Toccoa Falls College.  The name of course is entitled Student Empower: Sexual Violence Prevention.
    • All part time and full time employees, including student workers, are required to take Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act for Faculty and Staff.
    • Both courses take about 45 minutes to complete and include videos, quizzes, and other interactive content to help our campus community understand this important topic better through active learning.
    • Faculty and staff must have this course completed prior to completing their first week of work.
    • All incoming students are communicated about this course prior to and during New Student Orientation and then sent a course link via email.  Reminder emails are automatically sent every week after the first 2 weeks of initially being notified.
  • All first year and transfer students receive educational/informational sessions at New Student Orientation prior to the start of their first semester at TFC that discuss sexual misconduct, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, campus policy, and campus/community resources.  This effort is led by the Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Ongoing programs are conducted throughout each Fall and Spring semesters in active and passive formats to help reinforce the message that healthy relationships matter at any given time.  Departments collaborate to help these programs/campaigns reach as many on campus as possible.
  • Residence Life proactively communicates formally and informally the importance of healthy relationships to the residential student population.

If you would like a presentation or informational session for your group, department, class, sports team, student organization, or residence hall floor on how we foster a healthy and safe community, please contact Dr. Ken Gassiot at kgassiot@tfc.edu.