Resolution agreements often create more confusion than clarity for other colleges trying to understand their obligations under Title IX, says Brett A. Sokolow, chief executive of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, a consulting group and law firm. Federal officials “wait until the college screws up, they write a letter, they call it a ‘blueprint,’ and nobody knows what they are supposed to do,” he says.
So they turn to him—and many other consultants who, offering training sessions and webinars, profess to have the answers. Mr. Sokolow’s Association of Title IX Administrators, for instance, offers a free sexual-misconduct model policy.
“This policy has helped hundreds of campuses as they strive to comply with Title IX … ,” the website states. “Let it help yours.”