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Title IX- Reporting to the College


This page provides links for and information about anonymous reporting, the Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form, confidential reporting, and reporting to Title IX, Campus Safety, and Responsible EmployeesThe Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide can be downloaded here.

The full Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Policy can be found here.


College Reporting

All initial contacts will be treated with privacy: specific information on any allegations received by any party will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, but, subject to the College’s obligation to redress violations, every effort will be made to maintain the privacy of those initiating an allegation.

There may be situations or circumstances when a member of the College community is subjected to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation, but does not wish to come forward or pursue a resolutions process, or when a person who observes discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation directed at another member of the College community reports it to the College. Whether reported directly or by a third-party, the College will do all it can to:

  1. respect an individual’s desire to make an anonymous or confidential report;
  2. to engage in an informal process; or
  3. to pursue an investigation.

The Title IX Coordinator will evaluate requests for confidential or anonymous reporting and may grant such a request in cases in which there is not a continued individual or community risk for cases of sexual misconduct. Regardless, with all reports interim supports and remedies may be offered to the reporting party and the community. In cases indicating pattern, predation, multiple offenders, threat, weapons and/or violence, it is unlikely the Title IX Coordinator will be able to honor a request for anonymity, confidentiality or to take no action. If the Title IX Coordinator determines that an investigation must be pursued, the reporting party will be informed and can participate in as much or as little of the process as they so choose. The Title IX Coordinator will maintain privacy to the extent possible.


Bias Related Incident Form

Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form

The online reporting form for discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation can be located here: Sexual Misconduct Form  

Online reports can be made by Responsible Employees, individuals impacted by sexual misconduct or third-parties, and will be reviewed by the Title IX Coordinator and responded to within 24 hours. Individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct will receive a Title IX outreach letter with a copy of this policy that outlines their options, resources, and rights.

Anonymous Reporting

Anonymous Reporting

Anyone wishing to make an anonymous report can contact the Campus Conduct Hotline at (866) 943-5787, which is available 24 hours a day.


Amnesty for Reporting Party and Witnesses

Sometimes, reporting parties or witnesses are hesitant to report to College officials or participate in resolution processes because they fear that they themselves may be accused of policy violations, such as violating the drug or alcohol policy at the time of the incident. To encourage reporting, reporting parties and witnesses are offered amnesty from minor drug or alcohol policy violations related to the incident.

While some policy violations cannot be completely overlooked, educational options will be provided, rather than discipline, to those who offer assistance to others in need. Amnesty may be granted on a case-by-case basis for other policy violations and will be evaluated by the Title IX Coordinator.


Responsible Employee Reporting

All employees receiving reports of sexual misconduct are expected to promptly contact the Title IX Coordinator for sex or gender-based discrimination, violence or harassment within 24 hours of becoming aware of a report or incident. Reports can be made online using the Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form.


Confidential Reporting


Dyson Wellness Center (DWC) Campus Advocate

(630) 637-5113, normal business hours

The DWC Campus Advocate is available to assist with confidential reporting to the Title IX Coordinator and/or law enforcement.

Dyson Wellness Center

Report to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators


The Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form can be found here.

In responding to incidents of sexual or gender-based violence or harassment, the Title IX Coordinator assists individuals with: 

  1. understanding the available options;
  2. implementing interim safety measures such as changing offices or housing assignments, issuing College No Contact or Trespass Orders, or issuing interim suspensions;
  3. obtaining academic accommodations which could include flexible deadlines, excused absences, support of academically related petitions or withdrawal from classes without academic or financial penalty;
  4. overseeing Title IX related investigations and appeals processes; and
  5. making referrals.
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The Title IX Coordinator works closely with various offices on campus to coordinate the College’s response to and support of individuals who experience sexual and gender-based violence and harassment.

The Title IX Coordinator can honor requests for confidentiality or for no action to be taken providing that a safe, non-discriminatory environment can be maintained for the individual and campus community. Otherwise, reports to the Title IX Coordinator are considered to be private and information is only shared to the extent necessary to provide academic accommodations, interim safety measures, referrals, and/or to conduct an investigation.

Rebecca Gordon

Title IX Coordinator
Student Affairs
630-637-5340
John Acardo

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources
5754
Stephen Maynard Caliendo

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Political Science
PSC
5344
Susan Kane

Assistant Athletic Director and Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Athletics
630-637-5501
Jeremy Gudauskas

Assistant Vice President, Co-Director of the Center for Social Impact
Student Affairs
630-637-5147
Lisa Long

Associate Provost and Dean of College Programs
ENG
5286
Sharon Merrill

Assistant Director of Human Resources and Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Human Resources
630-637-5718
Kevin McCarthy

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Student Affairs
630-637-5152

Report to Campus Safety


A report can be made to Campus Safety located in New Hall at 451 S. Brainard and can be contacted by dialing (630) 637-5911 or x5911 on campus.

Campus Safety officers can assist with making reports to law enforcement and the Title IX Coordinator.

Campus Safety can provide transport to:

  • the Edward Hospital Emergency Room for a forensic evidence collection exam and post-assault medical care including STI testing
  • Edward Care at Jewel Osco on Washington
  • Cadence Care Center at Raymond & Ogden
  • CVS Clinic at Ogden & Naper Blvd

Campus Safety can also provide escort to and from on-campus programs, classes, and residence halls.

Campus Safety

Report to a Responsible Employee


All employees are considered to be “Responsible Employees” with the authority and responsibility to report disclosures or observations of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

Employees who are exempted from this reporting requirement 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 is a violation of College policy and the employee can be subject to disciplinary action.

Employee

Places to call to assist you in reporting to the College:

  • Campus Advocate – (630) 637-5113, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, call Campus Safety to reach the Campus Advocate after hours
  • Campus Safety:
    • Officer on Call – (630) 637-5911, 24/7/365
    • Director of Campus Safety – (630) 637-5912, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Residence Life:
    • Area Hall Director on Call – (630) 816-5298, 24/7/365
    • Director of Residence Life – (630) 637-5861, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
    • John Acardo, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
      • jjacardo@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5754
    • Stephen Caliendo, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
      • smcaliendo@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5344
    • Jeremy Gudauskas, Assistant Vice President and Co-Director of the Center for Social Impact
      • jkgudauskas@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5147
    • Susan Kane, Assistant Athletic Director
      • smkane@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5501
    • Lisa Long, Dean of College Programs and Special Assistant to the Provost
      • lalong@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5286
    • Kevin McCarthy, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
      • kemccarthy@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5152
    • Sharon Merrill, Director of Human Resource Services
      • semerrill@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5718
  • Student Affairs: 
    • Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students – (630) 637-5152, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    • Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Co-Director of the Center for Social Impact – (630) 637-5147, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Dyson Wellness Center: Professional Counselors – (630) 637-5550, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Multicultural Affairs: Director of Multicultural Affairs – (630) 637-5156, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Campus Ministry:  Director of Ministry and Service – (630) 637-5417, M-F: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • College faculty, staff, supervisor