Transgender Bathroom & Shower Issues: Recent Cases, Policy Development & Federal Legislation

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Join Attorney Saundra Schuster and Dr. Brian Van Brunt from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) as they share with you significant new federal legislation and discuss recent cases regarding Title IX and the issues of bathroom and shower access as it relates to gender identity for trans males and trans females. They will review several recent legal actions related to these matters and how they impact college and university decisions on providing equal access to facilities across campus.

During this program, the presenters will discuss:

  • An overview of why this issue is important
  • Definitions of sexuality and gender identity
  • The importance of campus administration to develop and use inclusive language
  • Recent cases and legislative action related to bathroom and facility access for students, faculty & staff
  • How these modifications apply to off-campus visitors, summer camps, internship sites and non-college employees working on the campus
  • Practical and clear guidance on how to move forward to make your campus compliant with these regulations
  • Common challenges schools face when developing these policies
  • Review current guidelines and regulations related to Title IX and the creation of inclusive facilities on campus
  • Consider several recent legal cases related to bathrooms, showers and faculty access in the K-12 and higher education settings
  • Discuss and review how to avoid common mistakes and problematic interpretations of these regulations moving forward
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Legal Counsel
  • Title IX Compliance Officers
  • Human Resources
  • Diversity Directors
  • Student Life
  • Residence Life
  • Campus Facilities
  • Any educator interested in gender identity access & support

Dr. Brian Van Brunt, past president of the American College Counseling Association, is Senior Vice President for Professional Development Programs at the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NHCERM, www.ncherm.org). He is the president of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA, www.nabita.org) and the managing editor for Student Affairs eNews (SAeN, www.studentaffairsenews.com). Over the past fifteen years, Brian has taught counseling theory, ethics, program evaluation, statistics and sociology topics at both public and private schools for both graduate and undergraduate students at five different colleges and universities. Brian has served as the director of counseling at New England College and Western Kentucky University. He is the author of several books including: Harm to Others: The Assessment and Treatment of Dangerousness, Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches in Prevention and A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior in the Classroom. Brian is an expert on mental health and campus violence and has been interviewed by the New York Times, National Public Radio, LA Times, USA Today and has appeared on Headline News and Anderson Cooper 360.


Saunie Schuster, is a Partner with The NCHERM Group, LLC (National Center for Higher Education Risk Management), a national risk management legal consulting firm and Executive Director of SACCA (Student Affairs Community College Administrators). She is a Co-Founder of ATIXA (the Association for Title IX Administrators). Ms. Schuster is a recognized expert in preventive and civil rights law for education, notably in the fields of Sexual Misconduct and Harassment; Racial Discrimination; First Amendment and Campus Access; ADA and Disability Issues; Risk Management and Liability Issues; Behavior Intervention and Threat Assessment; Student Discipline and Campus Conduct; Intellectual Property and Employment Issues.

Ms. Schusters higher education legal experience includes serving as the General Counsel for Sinclair Community College; as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio, representing public colleges and universities; and as the Associate General Counsel for the University of Toledo. In addition to her legal work in higher education, Ms. Schuster has over twenty-five years experience in college administration and teaching. Prior to practicing law, she was the Associate Dean of Students at The Ohio State University and served as a faculty member at The Ohio State University, Miami University and Columbus State Community College. She provided rape crisis counseling and served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Butler County.

Ms. Schuster is co-author of The First Amendment: A Guide for College Administrators, and contributing author to Campus Conduct Practice and The Book on BIT: Forming and Operating Effective Behavioral Intervention Teams of College Campuses. Ms. Schuster is a former President of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA, formerly ASJA), and held many board positions in that organization. She is the immediate Past- President of NABITA (the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association), an association for higher education, dedicated to the support and professional development of behavioral intervention teams, whose purpose is to make campuses safer through education, prevention and intervention. She is a long time member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and served on the conference planning committee. Ms. Schuster is on the Board of Advisors for the Report on Campus Safety and Student Development, published by the Civic Research Institute.

Ms. Schuster holds Masters degrees in counseling and higher education administration from Miami University, and completed her coursework for her Ph.D. in Organizational Development at Ohio State University. She was awarded her juris doctorate degree from the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University. Ms. Schuster is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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