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 accommodations, safety measures, and complaint and investigation processes.
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).
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.