Training & Events

On Campus Training and Events

Below is a list of University training and events since 2017. 

To schedule a training session, contact the Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI) at 716.286.8324 or Send Us an Email.

2020

  • Title IX in Higher Education

    Training with the President's Cabinet 
    February 27, 2020 
    1:00-2:30 pm 
    Presenters: Ryan Thompson, Esq. and Theresa Conroy, Esq. 
    Open to: Cabinet members

  • Take Back the Night V

    April 2, 2020 

    5:30-8:00 PM 

    Event cancelled due to COVID-19 closures. 

2019

  • Sports Policy & Governance Class Title IX Lecture

    February 7, 2019 (12:40-1:40 p.m.)
    Sports Policy & Governance Class Title IX Lecture
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 315
    Organized by: NU Athletics
    Open to: Sports Policy & Governance students
    Attendance: 26
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Take Back The Night IV

    April 4, 2019 (6-8 p.m.)
    Take Back The Night IV
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
    Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
    Open to: public
    Attendance: 400+
    Trainers: Resource table event

  • College of Hospitality Study Abroad Harassment/Discrimination training

    May 17, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
    College of Hospitality Study Abroad Harassment/Discrimination training
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Dean’s Office
    Organized by: Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI)
    Open to: Italy study abroad students, staff, and faculty
    Attendance: 12
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Niagara Power Baseball Team Title IX training

    June 4, 2019 (1-2 p.m.)
    Niagara Power Baseball Team Title IX training
    Niagara University, Bobo Field dugout
    Organized by: NU College of Hospitality
    Open to: Niagara Power baseball players and coaches
    Attendance: 30
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • NU Opportunity Program (NUOP) Title IX Training

    July 1, 2019 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
    NU Opportunity Program (NUOP) Title IX Training
    Niagara University, Golisano Center, Room 100
    Organized by: NUOP
    Open to: NUOP students and staff
    Attendance: 45
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Summer Orientation Leader (OL) Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    July 9, 2019 (11-11:40 a.m.)
    Summer Orientation Leader (OL) Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Lower Level Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities
    Open to: all Summer Orientation Leaders
    Attendance: 25+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Center for Conference & Events Non-Discrimination/Title IX Student-Worker Training

    July 10, 2019 (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
    Center for Conference & Events Non-Discrimination/Title IX Student-Worker Training
    Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room B27
    Organized by: NU Office for Equity & Inclusion  
    Open to: all Center summer employees
    Attendance: 5
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Residence Life Community Advisor (CA) Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    August 21, 2019 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
    Residence Life Community Advisor (CA) Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Golisano Center, Room 101
    Organized by: NU Residence Life
    Open to: all Residence Life Community Advisors (CA’s) and Residence Directors (RD’s)
    Attendance: 50+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate; Amber Solomon– YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

  • Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table

    August 23, 2019 (4-6:30 p.m.)
    Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table
    Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities
    Open to: all incoming freshmen and student leaders
    Attendance: approx. 800+
    Trainers: Resource table event

  • New Student Orientation: Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    August 24, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
    New Student Orientation: Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center Gymnasium
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities
    Open to: all incoming freshmen
    Attendance: 300+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Amber Solomon– YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate;

  • ROTC Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    August 29, 2019 (3-4 p.m.)
    ROTC Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Depaul Hall, Room 128
    Organized by: NU ROTC  
    Open to: ROTC cadets and cadre 
    Attendance: 50+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • College of Hospitality & Tourism Management OEI Training

    September 4, 2019 (2:30-3 p.m.)
    College of Hospitality & Tourism Management OEI Training
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407
    Organized by: College of Hospitality
    Open to: all Hospitality students, staff and faculty
    Attendance: 120+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Nursing Department Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training

    September 6, 2019 (1:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
    Nursing Department Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
    Niagara University, Academic Complex, Room 220
    Organized by: Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI)  
    Open to: Nursing Department faculty and staff
    Attendance: 18
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Residence Director Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training

    September 10, 2019 (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)
    Residence Director Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
    Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room 108
    Organized by: NU Residence Life Department
    Open to: Residence Directors and Residence Life Directors
    Attendance: 7
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Domestic Violence Red Flag Campaign

    October 3, 2019 (5-8 p.m.)
    Domestic Violence Red Flag Campaign
    Niagara University, Castellani Art Museum
    Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
    Open to: public
    Attendance: 200+
    Trainers: Resource table event

  • Club Management Association of America (NU Chapter) OEI Training

    November 6, 2019 (7:30-8 p.m.)
    Club Management Association of America (NU Chapter) OEI Training
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407
    Organized by: Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI)
    Open to: CMAA students and advisors
    Attendance: 22
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Athletics Staff OEI Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Procedures

    November 6, 2019 (10-10:30 a.m.)
    Athletics Staff OEI Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Procedures
    Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 350
    Organized by: NU Athletics
    Open to: all NU Athletics staff
    Attendance: 40+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    November 19, 2019 (10:15-11:00 a.m.)
    New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Statler Dining Room, 4th Floor
    Organized by: NU Human Resources
    Open to: new NU employees
    Attendance: 28
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

2018

  • Athletics Staff Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    January 10, 2018 (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
    Athletics Staff Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 351
    Organized by: NU Athletics
    Open to: all NU Athletics staff
    Attendance: 29
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Women’s Softball Team Title IX/Reporting Discussion

    January 22, 2018 (4:30-5 p.m.)
    Women’s Softball Team Title IX/Reporting Discussion
    Niagara University, Kiernan Center
    Organized by: NU Athletics
    Open to: women’s softball team players and coaches
    Attendance: 28
    Trainers: Simon Gray – Director of Athletics; Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • One Love Dating/Domestic Violence Prevention Training

    January 24, 2018 (12:30-2:30 & 2:30-4:30)
    One Love Dating/Domestic Violence Prevention Training
    Niagara University, St. Vincent's Hall, Room 407
    Organized by: NU Athletics, Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
    Open to: NU Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Hockey teams
    Attendance: 35+ athletes and 12 coaches/staff
    Trainers: Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Dr. Dana Radatz – NU Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Dr. Jennifer Beebe – NU Assistant Professor of Counseling; Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Sports Policy & Governance Class Title IX Lecture

    February 8, 2018 (12:40-1:40 p.m.)
    Sports Policy & Governance Class Title IX Lecture
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 315
    Organized by: NU Athletics
    Open to: Sports Policy & Governance students
    Attendance: 23
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Take Back The Night III

    April 4, 2018 (6-8 p.m.)
    Take Back The Night III
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
    Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
    Open to: public
    Attendance: 400+
    Trainers: Resource table event, with keynote speaker Kathleen Neville, author and expert on sexual harassment in the workplace

  • #MeToo Movement Brown Bag Discussion

    April 26, 2018 (12:40 p.m.-2 p.m.)
    #MeToo Movement Brown Bag Discussion
    Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 351
    Organized by: NU Office of Senior Vice President for Operations, NU Human Resources
    Open to: campus
    Attendance: 7
    Trainers: brown bag discussion

  • Implicit Bias, Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (NY CLE)

    June 15, 2018 (3-4:45 p.m.)
    Implicit Bias, Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (NY CLE)
    Niagara University, Academic Complex, Room 129
    Organized by: Harter Secrest & Emery LLP; NU Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission; and the NU Office for Equity & Inclusion  
    Open to: public ($35 fee)
    Attendance: 35+
    Trainers: John G. Horn, Esq.; Sheldon K. Smith, Esq.; Adam W. Braveman, Esq.; Anna S.M. McCarthy, Esq – Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys

  • Center for Conference & Events Non-Discrimination/Title IX Student-Worker Training

    June 20 & 26, July 5, 2018
    Center for Conference & Events Non-Discrimination/Title IX Student-Worker Training
    Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room B27
    Organized by: NU Office for Equity & Inclusion
    Open to: all Center summer employees
    Attendance: 9
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Summer Orientation Leader Title IX Training

    June 23, 2018 (8:30-10 a.m.)
    Summer Orientation Leader Title IX Training
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities
    Open to: all Summer Orientation (SumO) Leaders
    Attendance: 32
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Campus Safety Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    August 1, 2018 (12-1 p.m.)
    Campus Safety Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 209
    Organized by: NU Campus Safety  
    Open to: all Campus Safety staff
    Attendance: 10
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator; Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

  • Residence Life Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    August 22, 2018 (10 a.m.-11 a.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. scenario simulations)
    Residence Life Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Location TBD
    Organized by: NU Residence Life
    Open to: all Residence Life Community Advisors (CA’s) and Residence Directors (RD’s)
    Attendance: 90
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Kerri Winston – Residence Director & Victim Advocate 

  • Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table

    August 24, 2018 (4-6:30 p.m.)
    Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table
    Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities  
    Open to: all incoming freshmen, transfer students and student leaders
    Attendance: 750+
    Trainers: Resource table event

  • New Student Orientation: Enough Is Enough: Combatting Harassment, Discrimination & Sexual Violence

    August 25, 2018 (10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.)
    New Student Orientation: Enough Is Enough: Combatting Harassment, Discrimination & Sexual Violence
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities, Office for Equity & Inclusion  
    Open to: all incoming freshmen and transfer students
    Attendance: 250+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Mary Brennan-Taylor – YWCA Vice President of Programs

  • Reporting Sexual Harassment and Misconduct: A Title IX Workshop for Departmental Chairs

    September 7, 2018 (1-2 p.m.)
    Reporting Sexual Harassment and Misconduct: A Title IX Workshop for Departmental Chairs
    Niagara University, Our Lady of Angels Library, Rare Book Room
    Organized by: NU Academic Affairs, NU Library  
    Open to: academic department chairs
    Attendance: 9
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Henrik Borgstrom – Associate Provost & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

  • Athletics Staff OEI/Sexual Harassment Reporting Procedures

    October 3, 2018 (10-10:40 a.m.)
    Athletics Staff OEI/Sexual Harassment Reporting Procedures
    Niagara University, St. Vincent's Hall, Room 407
    Organized by: NU Athletics
    Open to: all NU Athletics staff
    Attendance: 30+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Domestic Violence Red Flag Campaign

    October 25, 2018 (5-8 p.m.)
    Domestic Violence Red Flag Campaign
    Niagara University, Castellani Art Museum
    Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department  
    Open to: public
    Attendance: 200+
    Trainers: Resource table event

  • NU Counseling Services OEI Discrimination Training

    November 7, 2018 (3-4:30 p.m.)
    NU Counseling Services OEI Discrimination Training
    Niagara University, Seton Hall, Lower Level
    Organized by: NU Counseling Services
    Open to: Counseling services staff and counselors
    Attendance: 8
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    November 8, 2018 (10:15-11:00 a.m.)
    New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 350
    Organized by: NU Human Resources
    Open to: new NU employees
    Attendance: 31
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

2017

  • Diversity Topic Thursday: Consent

    March 23, 2017 (2:10-3 p.m.)
    Diversity Topic Thursday: Consent
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
    Organized by: NU Office of Multicultural Affairs
    Open to: campus
    Attendance: 15+
    Trainers: Kimberly Fenton – Director of Residence Life

  • Take Back The Night II

    March 30, 2017 (7-9 p.m.)
    Take Back The Night II
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center gymnasium
    Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
    Open to: public
    Attendance: 350+
    Trainers: Resource table event

  • Leadership Over Violence Domestic Violence Presentation

    April 4, 2017 (7:15-9 p.m.)
    Leadership Over Violence Domestic Violence Presentation
    Niagara University, Clet Hall Dining Commons
    Organized by: NU Student Affairs, NU Athletics
    Open to: public
    Attendance: 200+
    Trainers: Troy Vincent – former NFL player and domestic violence activist

  • NU Beginnings Faculty Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training

    May 2, 2017 (12:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. & 3:30-4:15 p.m.)
    NU Beginnings Faculty Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
    Niagara University, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
    Organized by: NU Beginnings, Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
    Open to: all NUB Beginnings faculty
    Attendance: 40+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Social Work Camp/NU Public School Collaborative Counselor Discrimination Reporting Training

    June 7, 2017 (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
    Social Work Camp/NU Public School Collaborative Counselor Discrimination Reporting Training
    Niagara University, Academic Complex, Room 320
    Organized by: NU Social Work Department
    Open to: camp counselors/mentors
    Attendance: 10+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Summer Orientation Leader Title IX Training

    June 23, 2017 (8:30-10 a.m.)
    Summer Orientation Leader Title IX Training
    Niagara University, Gallagher Center, Multipurpose Room
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities
    Open to: all Summer Orientation Leaders
    Attendance: 20+
    Trainers: Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Mary Brennan-Taylor – YWCA Vice President of Programs; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

  • Campus Safety Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    July 31, 2017 (3:30-5 p.m.)
    Campus Safety Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 301
    Organized by: NU Campus Safety
    Open to: all Campus Safety staff
    Attendance: 14
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Mary Brennan-Taylor – YWCA Vice President of Programs; Molly Maigret – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Coordinator at Eastern Niagara Hospital; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

  • Residence Life & Summer Orientation Leader Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    August 22 & 23, 2017 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 9:30-10:30 a.m.)
    Residence Life & Summer Orientation Leader Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407 & Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities and NU Residence Life
    Open to: all Residence Life Community Advisors (CA’s), Residence Directors (RD’s), and Summer Orientation Leaders
    Attendance: 80+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate

  • Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table

    August 25, 2017 (4-6:30 p.m.)
    Walk to the Whirlpool – Office for Equity & Inclusion Resource Table
    Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities
    Open to: all incoming freshmen and student leaders
    Attendance: approx. 800+
    Trainers: Resource table event, w/ YWCA and NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit

  • New Student Orientation: Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    August 26, 2017 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
    New Student Orientation: Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127 & Gallagher Center Multipurpose Room
    Organized by: NU Campus Activities
    Open to: all incoming freshmen
    Attendance: 500+
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator, Thomas Gibbons – NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit Sr. Investigator; Rachel Sandle-Sacco – YWCA Prevention Educator and Victim’s Advocate; Christopher Sheffield – NU Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

  • ROTC Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    September 6, 2017 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
    ROTC Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
    Organized by: NU ROTC
    Open to: ROTC cadets and cadre
    Attendance: 50+ cadets and cadre
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Residence Director Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training

    September 6, 2017 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
    Residence Director Non-Discrimination/Title IX Training
    Niagara University, O’Shea Hall, Room 108
    Organized by: NU Residence Life Department
    Open to: Residence Directors and Residence Life Directors
    Attendance: 6
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • Citi Diversity Jobs Panel Discussion

    September 19, 2017 (4-5 p.m.)
    Citi Diversity Jobs Panel Discussion
    Niagara University, St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407
    Organized by: NU Career Services, Office for Equity & Inclusion
    Open to: all students and alumni
    Attendance: 12

  • “Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art” Domestic Violence Red Flag Event

    October 5, 2017 (5-8 p.m.)
    “Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art” Domestic Violence Red Flag Event
    Niagara University, Castellani Art Museum
    Organized by: NU Criminal Justice Department, Counseling/Education Department
    Open to: public
    Attendance: 200+
    Trainers: Resource table event

  • Study Abroad Student Orientation/Title IX Training

    December 1, 2017 (1-1:30 p.m.)
    Study Abroad Student Orientation/Title IX Training
    Niagara University, DePaul Hall, Room 25
    Organized by: NU International Relations
    Open to: Spring ’18 semester study abroad students
    Attendance: 12
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator

  • New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training

    December 5, 2017 (11-11:30 a.m.)
    New Employee Non-Discrimination/Title IX & OEI Intro Training
    Niagara University, Bisgrove Hall, Room 351
    Organized by: NU Human Resources
    Open to: new NU employees
    Attendance: 13
    Trainers: Ryan Thompson, Esq. – NU Title IX Coordinator