Sheilah D. Vance, Esquire has extensive experience in Title IX and EEO law, policy, and administration, both as an attorney, a two-time Title IX Coordinator, a Title VI Coordinator, and the chief officer for civil rights laws impacting students and employees at education institutions.
She has worked with institutions on Title IX policy formulation and risk management, and as an investigator, hearing officer, informal resolution leader/mediator, and advisor.
Vance serves on the Advisory Board of the Association of Title IX Coordinators (ATIXA), and is an Affiliated Consultant with TNG Consulting, which works with K-12 and higher education institutions on Title IX prevention, risk management, and program administration.
She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Clery Center, which engages in compliance and education services for instititons related to the federal Clery Act and its requirements regarding the Violence Against Women Act crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual
Current Professional Affiliations:
Chair, The Clery Center, Board of Directors
Co-Chair, Education Law Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Advisory Board, Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
Affiliated Consultant, TNG Consulting
Arbitrator, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Arbitration Program
Recent Presentations, Trainings, and Articles on Title IX:
The Intersection Between Title IX, Title VI, and Title VII, ATIXA Time With IX, March 2021
Title IX and Race: Conscious Compliance; ATIXA (Association of
Title IX Administrators) Conference, October 2019
Can Title IX Help Prevent School Shootings, Association of Title IX Administrators Conference, October 2018
Applying the Lessons of Title IX's Sexual Harassment Provisions to the Modern Corporate Environment, Women in Management, Yale University School of Management, March 2018
Title IX and Race Training Video, March 2018, The NCHERM Group/ATIXA
Understanding the Intersection of Title IX and Hip Hop, Association of Title IX Admininstrators, October 2017
Recent Continuing Legal Education Courses Taught:
Examining the US Dept. of Education's References to Race in the New Title IX Regulations
Conscious Compliance: Eliminating Racial Bias in Title IX Programs
Understanding Title IX: Higher Education; Understanding Title IX: K-12; Understanding Title IX: Career and Technical Schools
Title IX and Transgender Students
Understanding Counseling Theory for Personal Support (ethics)
From "Loving" to "Get Out": Legal and Implict Bias Regarding Interracial Relationships (ethics)
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