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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 Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, 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 an investigation or resolution 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 Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Whether reported directly or by a third-party, the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 or bias-related incidents/hate crimes. Regardless, with all reports, interim measures 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 Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will be able to honor a request for anonymity, confidentiality, or to take no action. If the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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. It is in the best interest of this community that as many reporting parties as possible choose to report to College officials, and that witnesses come forward to share what they know. 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 Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Responsible Employee Reporting

All employees receiving reports of sexual misconduct are expected to promptly contact the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 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
(630) 637-5911, after hours through Campus Safety

The DWC Campus Advocate is available to assist with confidential reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or law enforcement.

Dyson Wellness Center

Report to the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion or Deputy Title IX Coordinators


The Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form can be found here.

In responding to incidents of sexual or gender-based violence or harassment, discriminatory harassment, or bias-related incidents/hate crimes the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 formal resolutions procedures and informal and facilitated options; and
  5. making referrals.
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The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 or bias-related incidents/hate crimes.

The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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

Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Title IX Coordinator; Coordinator of Disability Support Services
Student Affairs
+1 630 637 5340
Sharon Merrill

Director of 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
Jeremy Gudauskas

Assistant Vice President and Co-Director of the Center for Social Impact; Managing Director of ConVerge
Student Affairs
+1 630 637 5147
Lisa Long

Professor of English
English
+1 630 637 5286
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

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 Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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 Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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-4:30 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-4:30 PM
  • Multicultural Affairs:
    • Dorothy Pleas, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Affairs– (630) 637-5156, M-F: 8:00 AM-4:30 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-4:30 PM
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
    • Sharon Merrill, Director of Human Resources
      • semerrill@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5718
    • 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, Associate Athletic Director
      • smkane@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5501
    • Lisa Long, Professor of English
      • lalong@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5286
    • Kevin McCarthy, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
      • kemccarthy@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5152
    • Mary Spreitzer, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
      • mspreitzer@noctrl.edu, (630) 637-5754
  • Student Affairs: 
    • Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students – (630) 637-5152, M-F: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
    • Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Co-Director of the Center for Social Impact – (630) 637-5147, M-F: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Human Resources: (630) 637-5757, M-F: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Dyson Wellness Center: Professional Counselors – (630) 637-5550, M-F: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Faith and Action: Director of Faith and Action – (630) 637-5417, M-F: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • College faculty, staff, or supervisor