Facilitated resolutions are voluntary processes. The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion determines whether facilitated resolutions options are appropriate based on the willingness of the parties to participate and nature of the conduct at issue. Certain facilitated resolution options such as mediation would not be appropriate to use in situations where there is a past abuse of power and authority, past history of intimate partner violence, chronic stalking, or sexual assault. Trained faculty and staff structure dialogue between the parties to resolve issues before they escalate in severity or scope. These processes do not determine policy violations or sanctions. They are:
- Restorative Resolution Processes include Restorative Resolution Conferences and Restorative Circles. Restorative Resolution Processes are used when the party admits to causing harm. Through the process, both parties identify ways that the party who caused harm can repair the harm and rebuild trust. Agreements or Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) are typically created at the end of a restorative resolution conference and include mutually determined expectations around such things as reconciliation, apologies, remedial education as well as future communication, interactions, restitution, or other appropriate remedies.
- Mediation is a dispute resolution process that consists of a facilitated conversation in which the parties identify key issues and generate solutions. This process is confidential and can be appropriate to address situations in which there will be continued interactions between the parties.
North Central College is committed to thrive as a diverse, inclusive and globally engaged community, preparing students for action and leadership in a complex world. In pursuit of these goals, the College will not tolerate acts of bias, hate, discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation against anyone in its community.
For individuals who have experienced or witnessed a bias-related incident, discrimination, or hate crime, there are ways to report. Any act of intolerance, regardless of severity, can be reported and will be reviewed by the North Central College Bias Incident Response Team.
The Bias Incident Report is an online form that anyone can fill out in as much detail as possible and submit to report an bias-related incident that was experienced or witnessed. The form can be found on the Reporting Tools page of the North Central College website, or you can access the link directly.
While anyone can report an incident anonymously, it is important to understand that the Bias Incident Response Team may not be able to thoroughly investigate and address the report with incomplete report information.
If it is an emergency situation or an event that presents an immediate threat to health or safety, please call 911 or contact Campus Safety at 630-637-5911.
You can also report any bias-related incident to the following offices and staff members:
- Office of Multicultural Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org | Harold & Eva White Activities Center (WAC), 2nd Floor
- Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: email@example.com | 630-637-5340 | Old Main, 5th Floor
- Student Affairs: 630-637-5151 | Old Main, 5th Floor
- Campus Safety: 630-637-5911 | New Hall, Lower Level (Available 24/7)
- Office of Residence Life: firstname.lastname@example.org | 630-637-5858 | New Hall, Lower Level