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Title IX- Be the Bridge (Helping Students)

Responsible Employee

All employees are considered to be "Responsible Employees" with the authority and responsibility to report all observations or disclosures of sexual misconduct to the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within 24 hours.

Employees who are exempted from this reporting requirement are are:

  • professional or pastoral counselors who provide work-related mental health counseling
  • campus advocates who provide confidential victim assistance 
  • medical staff
  • employees who are otherwise prohibited by law from disclosing information received in the course of providing professional care and treatment

Failure of a non-confidential employee to report, in a timely manner, an incident or incidents of sex or gender harassment or discrimination of which they become aware is a violation of College policy and the employee can be subject to disciplinary action.

Faculty and Staff Tool Kit


When a Student Reports to You

It is important to listen and be supportive. You will need to inform the student of your role in reporting disclosures about sexual assault, dating/domestic violence to the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Interrupt when necessary before the student discloses details to inform them that there are confidential resources on campus to assist the student with options, resources and reporting. Provide them with the contact phone number: (630) 637-5113 and email address: jevasquez@noctrl.edu of the Dyson Wellness Center Health Education Coordinator and Campus Advocate, Jessica Vasquez.

Print out the Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide for the student. The resource guide contains the policy and information about on- and off-campus options, resources, rights, and what services are provided through the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Inform them of the Title IX information on the northcentralcollege.edu website.

Inform the student that they will be contacted by the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion who will provide them with information about their options, rights, and resources.

Submit the Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) reporting form (located here). Depending on the situation, you could sit with the student and assist them filling out the form or fill out the form after your meeting with the student.

The Responsible Employee Handout can be downloaded here.

Sample Syllabus Language

North Central College: Title IX Sample Syllabus Language

North Central College faculty are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, and we are available to discuss any concerns. Faculty are legally obligated to share information disclosed to them about sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and or sexual or gender-based harassment with the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to help ensure the safety, welfare and academic success of our students.  

The Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Rebecca Gordon, can be contacted directly at rgordon@noctrl.edu, or by calling (630) 637-5340, to make a report, file a complaint, or obtain further information on your rights, options, and available resources. More information, the policy, resources, and an online reporting form can be found at titleIXreport.northcentralcollege.edu or accessed from the Title IX webpage https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/TitleIX.

For confidential reporting, and information about resources and options, contact the Dyson Wellness Center Campus Advocate, Jessica Vasquez, at 630-637-5113. Anonymous reports can be made by calling the Campus Conduct Hotline at (866) 943-5787.

Creating an Inclusive Committee Faculty Training

Creating an Inclusive Committee Faculty Training