Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX reads:
“No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).
- What is covered by Title IX
- Loyola’s Title IX Coordinator & Contact Information
- Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator
- Deputy Title IX Coordinators
- Complaint Procedures
- Non-Retaliation, Intimidation and Coercion
- On Campus Resources
What is covered by Title IX
In compliance with Title IX, Loyola University Chicago prohibits discrimination in all educational programs and activities on the basis of sex. Programs and activities under Title IX include: academic programs, admissions, athletics, recruitment, financial aid, housing and employment. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, unwelcomed sexual advances or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
While Title IX is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to all educational programs and activities at Loyola University Chicago. Listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance at Loyola University Chicago.
Loyola University Chicago’s Title IX Coordinator is:
Thomas M. Kelly
Sr. Vice President for Administrative Services
& Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
Office of the President -Suite 1509
820 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Duties & Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator:
Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance and the prevention of harassment and discrimination at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.
If you have questions or concerns related to Title IX, you should contact Loyola University Chicago’s Title IX Coordinator.
Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Deputy Coordinator: For Students
Rabia Khan is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving students, including training, education, communication, and investigation of complaints. Contact Rabia Khan, Assistant to the Vice President (Office of Student Development) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-508-8016.
Deputy Coordinator: For Athletics
Carol Iwaoka is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators and staff, including training, education, communication, and investigation of complaints and will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate Loyola office. Contact Carol Iwaoka, Associate Athletics Director - Administration Norville Center for Athletics, email@example.com or 773-508-2894.
Deputy Coordinator: For Faculty, Staff, and Visitors
Danielle Hanson is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving faculty, staff and visitors, including training, education, communication, and investigation of complaints. Contact Danielle Hanson, Human Resources Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-508-3962.
Additionally, to file a complaint of sexual harassment, you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate office listed below or use the EthicsLine Reporting Hotline.
- Faculty and Staff : Contact your campus Human Resources office, 312-915-6175 or use the EthicsLine Reporting Hotline to file a complaint.
- Students: Contact Rabia Khan, Assistant to the Vice President (Office of Student Development) located in Centennial Forum Student Union, 1125 W. Loyola Ave, Suite 100, 773-508-8016 or use the EthicsLine Reporting Hotline to file a complaint.
Non-Retaliation, Intimidation and Coercion
Loyola University of Chicago strictly prohibits retaliation by, for or against any participant (complainant, respondent, or witness) for making a good faith report of any conduct, act or practice believed to violate this policy, or any other University policy or standard of conduct, or participating in good faith in the University's investigation of any reported violation. Retaliatory action of any kind is conduct subject to discipline. Any person who thinks he/she has been the victim of retaliation should contact the Title IX officer immediately.
Other Complaint Options
An employee or student may always file a complaint with:
- Illinois Department of Human Rights at (312)-814-6200 or TDD (866)-740-3953, or
- U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at (800) 421-3481 or TDD (877) 521-2172, or
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at (800) 669-4000 or TDD (800) 669-6820
On Campus Resources
- Campus Ministry
- Campus Safety
- Coordinated Community Response Team
- EthicsLine Reporting Hotline
- Dean of Students Office
- Financial Aid
- Human Resources
- Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
- Sexual Assault Advocacy Hotline (773-494-3810)
- Sexual Harassment Policy
- Student Development
- Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
- Wellness Center