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Institutional Compliance Solutions, LLC

ICS is dedicated to providing support for schools, districts, and institutions in creating safe and healthy learning and working environments while navigating the challenges of compliance with Title IX and equity laws and regulations. Emphasizing training and community engagement in areas like Title IX, gender equity, workplace safety, civil rights, Clery Act, FERPA, hazing, and sexual misconduct, ICS strives to equip Title IX and equity administrators with the necessary knowledge and tools for success. We aim to help organizations establish not only regulatory compliance but also foster positive cultures and enduring impact in the educational setting and beyond.

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ICS Community Partner

ICS believes in the power of collaboration and support to advance Title IX and equity compliance efforts in schools, districts, and institutions. Our Community Partners play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of safety and inclusivity in their school communities. They have 24/7 access to our most valuable on-demand courses, compliance aids, and tools. Plus they receive access to a discussion portal and expert Q&A guidance as well as newsletters, quarterly Zoom calls, and content to assist them in their roles.

Become a Community Partner:

Meet The Owner

Courtney H. Bullard

Courtney has decades of experience representing institutions, including 8 years as a University system attorney. As in-house counsel, she served as a trusted advisor to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Athletic Director, Director of Office and and Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Provost and other top level administrators on all legal matters…

Our Services

Higher Education Services

ICS provides a wide variety of legal and consulting services for colleges and institutions. Our professionals have direct on-campus experience at institutions ranging from small private to large research institutions. While we specialize in Title IX, ICS also provides services for:

  • Student affairs
  • Employment issues
  • Public relations
  • Athletics
  • Campus police departments
  • and more…

K-12 Services

School districts and private schools face unique challenges in responding to and addressing sexual harassment, bulling and hazing. Thus, ICS serves the K-12 sector differently, with its own Community, virtual live trainings and webinars. ICS regularly partners with public and private schools to assist in compliance with Title IX, Title VII, Title VI and other relevant laws in a manner. Our team also regularly serves as Interim Title IX Coordinators and Compliance Officers for school districts.

Training

ICS provides Title IX and equity training for all Title IX roles including decision-makers, informal resolution facilitators, investigators, coordinators and others involved in the Formal Title IX grievance process. All Title IX training meets the requirements of the 2020 Title IX regulations. ICS offers many types of training virtually live, in-person and through Title IX University’s e-learning platform. Training includes:

  • Tailored In-Person training for the Title IX Team
  • Virtual Live Trainings for each role in the Formal Title IX Grievance process
  • Civil Rights Investigator Training; and
  • Custom Title IX Employee and Student training licensed to districts and institutions.

Workplace Services

ICS provides assistance with workplace misconduct matters to assist the private sector in managing risk and build equitable, compliant and productive work environments. Most recently, ICS served on a team of external investigators involving allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the Southern Baptist Convention. Our services include:

  • Drafting clear and effective policies and procedures;
  • Serving as external investigators into matters involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying and failure to accommodate;
  • Tailored training for HR and other professionals tailored to your workplace policies and procedures
  • Assistance with assessment employee culture and organization

Title IX Program Review and Audits

As we say at ICS, one size fits none. Our team partners with districts and institutions to conduct program reviews and provide recommendations for creating an infrastructure at a district or on a campus that supports the intricacies of compliance with Title IX. We ensure recommendations and solutions consider the culture, unique needs, and resources of each school or institution we work with such that implementation of those recommendations is attainable.

Outsourced Roles and Support for Title IX and Human Resources

ICS team members serve in interim roles for school districts and institutions across the country when a Title IX Coordinator, Human Resource, or Compliance role is vacant on an interim or on-going contractual basis. We work with schools that have short-term needs, as well as situations where a school needs longer support when there are gaps in staffing as a result of a leave of absence, prolonged search, hiring freeze or resource reallocation.

Clery Act Services

Ensure Clery Act compliance and campus safety with our expert audit and review services. We help educational institutions navigate Clery Act requirements and foster secure campus environments.

Title IX Expert Witness

Title IX is a specialized area that requires nuanced knowledge of higher education and school districts as well as a solid foundation of the related legal framework. ICS has expertise and experience assisting its clients in many legal matters, including:

  • Supporting complainants and respondents in campus proceedings
  • Advising institutions and school districts in legal matters
  • Representing institutions in Title IX litigation

Testimonials

ICS has enabled our institution to drastically increase training for our Title IX Team. Not only is the content affordable, but it also easy to access for both users and administrators. The trainings themselves are excellent, efficient, and exactly meet our training needs. We could not be happier and recommend it to all institutions.

Lauren Starnes J.D

Director of Institutional Equity | Title IX and 504 Coordinator, South Texas College

Our experience with ICS has been fantastic. The ICS team is very professional in all they do. Courtney and her team bring training for the seasoned professional as well as for someone new to a role in Title IX. We love the Title IX University for on-demand training as well as the quarterly webinars and special topic trainings. ICS keeps us up to date on all things Title IX.

Shelley Isler

Risk Manager & Title IX Coordinator, Indiana Wesleyan University

My experience with ICS this past year was superb. Courtney and Betsy stand out in their quick responses to requests for consult as well as the high-quality trainings they put on. Overall, I am impressed with their knowledge of the field and appreciate having ICS as a support as I navigate my first year in the higher ed setting.

Carly G. Elliott

Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, Belmont University

We began our partnership with ICS in 2021 and it was a great decision! There is no other organization out there doing what ICS is for those in the K-12 space as it relates to Title IX. I have attended virtual and in-person training sessions and the entire staff’s knowledge and expertise is unmatched. They keep us up to date in the constantly evolving world of Title IX and I learn something new every time! I feel supported at every turn and their customer service is top-notch. Through Title IX University, ICS has helped our district’s Title IX team feel knowledgeable and empowered to handle any Title IX issues that we may experience. We will continue to rely on their partnership in the years ahead!

Michelle Bright

Title IX Coordinator, Franklin Community Schools

ICS has truly helped to increase the capacity of Beaufort County School District’s Title IX response. As Title IX Coordinator, I am fully confident in my ability to lead our District Title IX efforts and I fully credit ICS with helping to build my capacity as Title IX Coordinator. The collaboration has allowed us to update and implement new policies, and train school investigators, District investigators, and decision-makers. Our District is very thankful to partner with ICS and look forward to continued collaboration!

LaKinsha Swinton

Title IX Coordinator, Beaufort County School District

Thank you for participating in the Equal Educational Opportunity 2020 Technical Assistance Training, on October 22, 2020. Your presentation on “Title IX and Expectations for Title IX Coordinators” was extremely timely and informative. Participants’ feedback indicated that the information shared was valuable and will help them as they carry out their responsibilities in the district. Please know that your presentation and participation contributed tremendously to the success of the training. Again, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide us with relevant information regarding new Title IX regulations. Looking forward to a continued partnership.

Florida Department of Education

I have been recently binging your “The Law and Higher Ed” podcast, and I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for all the time you have spent making it into such a useful and enjoyable resource. I started as Title IX Coordinator/Institutional Compliance Officer with Lincoln Memorial University in November, and this has been such a helpful resource for me as I get started. I studied higher ed law during law school, but I have spent a year as an associate in a personal injury firm and definitely needed a refresher. The podcast has been really great for that.

Lincoln Memorial University

Our Blog

  • Title IX Litigation Update There's a lot happening on the Title IX front lately and we're here to break it down into digestible information for you! First, we need to provide some background. Under the Obama administration, the Department of Education ("ED") issued guidance stating that the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX included discrimination based on gender… Read More
  • New Regulations Implementation is as Easy as 1-2-3 You have started to familiarize yourself with the requirements of the new Title IX regulations, and are looking ahead at the August 1st implementation deadline - now what? Learning about and considering an implementation is one thing; actually getting across the implementation finish line is another. ICS has streamlined the process into a 1-2-3 step… Read More
  • Recommendations Checklist for Clery Act Compliance Top Recommendations for Successful Clery Act Compliance One night in 1986, several residence hall doors were propped open at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. While propping the doors was intended to allow residents easier access to their dorms, it also allowed Josoph Henry, a sophomore who lived off campus, to enter after a night of drinking. Henry entered an unlocked dorm, where freshman,… Read More
  • Unlocking the 2024 Title IX Regulations After much anticipation, the U.S. Department of Education released the latest iteration of the Title IX regulations on April 19, 2024. The deadline for implementation is August 1, 2024.With just under 15 weeks ahead to make the necessary changes to policies and practice, ICS has distilled the 1,561-page document to eight key themes. The Devil… Read More

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