Title IX and Gender Bias

Credit Option
Non Credit
Program Type

Explore gender stereotypes and bias, both conscious and unconscious, with particular emphasis on Title IX issues (the law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities).

 You’ll focus on gender bias in the workplace and classroom, and receive an overview of the federal law, as well as its history and implications in K–12 settings.

Can be taken individually or as part of the Diversity Certificate Program.

Workshop Information

Course Dates

October 20, 2021
February 9, 2022

Meeting Time

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.



Who can benefit:

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.


Renaire Frierson, J.D. is a product of Freeport (Freeport, NY) Public Schools. She attended Hofstra University and received a BBA in International Business and Spanish. She earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from Boston University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York State Courts, Federal Courts, and the United States Supreme Court. She is an NYS Office of Court Administration trained mediator and also has a professional certificate in Diversity Management from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  She began her professional career at the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office, New York, NY as an Assistant District Attorney. There she prosecuted misdemeanors and felonies from intake to trial and post-trial.  Subsequently, she taught legal writing at Hofstra University School of Law. Thereafter, Renaire served as Deputy Village Attorney for the Incorporated Village of Freeport. A little later, she was elected Trustee/Deputy Mayor (appointed) for three consecutive four-year terms.  She was Counsel, Acting Executive Director, and Executive Director for the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights. The Commission is Nassau County’s law enforcement agency for discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. In that role, Renaire supervised an investigative staff, conducted fact-finding hearings, rendered determinations, and negotiated alternative dispute resolutions. Renaire has drafted local laws and EEO policies.  She worked for Gorman and Rankin, P.C., “of counsel” where she represented employers and employers’ insurance carriers before the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board. Renaire has lectured at Hofstra University School of Continuing Education and is an adjunct professor of Legal Studies at Nassau Community College. Her teaching career has spanned more than twenty years and she planned and delivered EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, diversity, and inclusion training for more than a decade.  She has worked with Long Island schools, local governments, administrative agencies, community organizations, NUMC, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, Nassau Community College, the Town of Hempstead, and students of every age and from various backgrounds.  She is currently the Title IX Coordinator/Director, Equity & Compliance for Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

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