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Title IX- What is Title IX?


This pages describes Title IX and provides information on the policy, as well as links for those affected by sexual misconduct and looking for academic accommodationssafety measures, and complaint and investigation processes


Title IX Overview

North Central College is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, social and residential environment. In pursuit of these goals, and to ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, the College will not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation against any administrator, staff, faculty, student, guest, visitor, camper, vendor or subcontractor, as such behavior seriously undermines the College’s effectiveness as an educational institution and a workplace.

The College adheres to and supports the principles of academic freedom, and each member of the North Central College community also shares a common responsibility to maintain an environment free from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.

  • Administrators, faculty and staff members who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

The Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has primary responsibility for enforcement of this policy, specifically for coordinating efforts related to investigation, resolution, and implementation of corrective measures and monitoring to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation prohibited under this policy.

Title IX Policy

Title IX Policy

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Definitions

Definitions


Title IX Response

Academic Accommodations

Academic Accommodations

Interim Safety Measures

Interim Actions and Responsive Measures

Informal Actions

Informal Resolution Options


Reporting an Allegation

Any member of the College community, faculty, staff, student, guest, or visitor who wishes to file a 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 of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Complaints may be made orally, in writing, or online.

Under no circumstances is an impacted individual required to report discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, stalking, and/or retaliation to the person who is the alleged source of/reason for the allegation.

Launching an Investigation

Launching an Investigation

Investigative Team

Title IX Investigative Team

Timeline

Timeline

Determination of Finding

Determination of Finding

Rights of the Parties

Rights of the Parties

Advisors

Advisors

Sanctions/Remedies

Sanctions


Assistant Vice President of 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
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