CYCLE by Saul South Florida Presentations

What’s Trending in Title IX: The Rescission of the 2011 DCL, the Latest in Title IX Litigation, and a Close Look at Specific Title IX Issues Currently Facing Colleges and Universities

In early September 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reiterated plans, first announced by high-ranking officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of Education, to reorient the Government’s current rules and guidance related to Title IX and civil rights enforcement at colleges and universities. This presentation, “What's Trending in Title IX: the Rescission of the 2011 DCL, the Latest in Title IX Litigation, and a Close Look at Specific Title IX Issues Currently Facing Colleges and Universities,” will highlight for presentation attendees the notable policy and procedural changes and legal developments relating to college and university Title IX compliance adopted, thus far, by the Trump Administration and will address how colleges and universities can ensure fair processes for all parties involved in student conduct proceedings and follow applicable law and guidance. Finally, this presentation will explore other additional changes the Trump Administration may have in mind for college and university Clery Act, Title IX and civil rights enforcement going forward.

Faculty Free Speech on Campus

While the legal parameters of the exercise, by students and visitors, seem reasonably clear (and the political parameters are anything but), the institution’s ability to control verbal and non-verbal speech by its faculty presents more complex issues. This session will explore the institution’s rights qua employer and, for public institutions, discuss the application of Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410 410 (2006) and its progeny. The session will examine the extent to which notions of academic freedom impose limits even beyond the 1st Amendment.

Hazing: Managing the Risk by Changing the Culture

Recognize the existence of hazing on your campus. You may not be facing litigation or have an active incident on your campus, but recognize the existence of hazing on your campus. There are so many myths about hazing, but hazing is a social problem. Many of your students step onto campus having already experienced some form of hazing in high school. Breaking down their perceptions of acceptable conduct should start day one, and across all student groups. The best action is proactive, not reactive. The best action is preventative and adaptive, not mitigating and static. Hazing incidents occur among athletic teams, marching bands, ROTC, spirit organizations, religious clubs, and other types of organizations. It is not limited to Greek life. This session will help you build the tools to formulate the best proactive, preventative, and adaptive method to manage your risk and (hopefully) change the culture.