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Title IX- Filing a Complaint

Filing a Complaint

For those affected by sexual misconduct or bias-related incidents/hate crimes, this page provides information on the Non-Discrimination Policy as well as helpful links for safety measures, definitions, hearing and investigation processes. 

View the Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide ( also available in large text ) which covers the major sections of
the Non-Discrimination Policy.

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Non-Discrimination Policy



Filing a Formal Complaint

Any member of the College community, faculty, staff, student, guest, or visitor who wishes to file a formal complaint with College regarding an incident of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct or retaliation as defined by this policy should first bring this matter to the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Formal complaints must be made in writing and signed by the Complainant or the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

A formal complaint requires a document filed/signed by the Complainant or signed by the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion alleging a policy violation by a Respondent and requesting that the College investigate the allegation(s). A complaint may be filed with the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in person, by mail, or by e-mail.

Under no circumstances is an impacted individual required to report to the person who is the alleged source of/reason for the allegation.

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Investigation Process

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Informal Actions

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Formal Grievance Process

Rights of the Parties

Rights of the Parties

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Assistant Vice President and Assistant Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Rebecca Gordon

Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Title IX Coordinator; Coordinator of Disability Support Services; Chief Diversity Officer
Academic Affairs
+1 630 637 5340
Rosa Abbruscato
Rosa Abbruscato

Assistant Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Student Affairs
+1 630 637 5376
Sharon Merrill

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources
+1 630 637 5718
Stephen Maynard Caliendo

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
+1 630 637 5344
Susan Kane

Associate Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator
Athletics(All Sports&Fitness)
+1 630 637 5501
Kevin McCarthy

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Student Affairs
+1 630 637 5152
Mary Spreitzer
Mary Spreitzer

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Human Resources
+1 630 637 5754