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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, the College will not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation against anyone in its community on the basis of sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or pregnant and parenting status.

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 Title IX Coordinator 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 sex discrimination, sex or gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation (collectively referred to as sexual misconduct).

Title IX Policy

Title IX Policy

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Definitions

Definitions


Title IX Response

Academic Accommodations

Academic Accommodations

Interim Safety Measures

Interim Safety Measures

Informal Actions

Informal Actions


Filing a Complaint

Any member of the College community, faculty, staff, student, guest, or visitor who wishes to file a complaint with the College regarding sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct or retaliation as defined by this policy should bring this matter to the Title IX Coordinator.

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


Title IX Coordinator & Deputy Coordinators

Rebecca Gordon

Title IX Coordinator
Student Affairs
+1 630 637 5340
John Acardo

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

Associate Provost and Dean of College Programs
Academic Affairs
+1 630 637 5286
Sharon Merrill

Director Human Resources
Human Resources
+1 630 637 5718
Kevin McCarthy

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