Frequently Asked Questions about Title IX
The decision to report incidents of sexual harassment or misconduct rests with the person who experienced the harassment. If you wish to speak with someone without making a report, you can contact a Confidential Advisor at the Student Health and Wellness Center or a representative from Resilience who can discuss reporting options with you. Please visit the resources page to explore additional options that may fit your needs. You may also report sexual harassment to the university via its Incident Reporting Form. More information on reporting options can be found on the Title IX website
If you are unsure if what you experienced constitutes sexual harassment, you can always speak confidentially with a Confidential Advisor. If you wish to speak to a university official about the sexual misconduct policy, you may contact either the Title IX Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Office of Student Affairs (email@example.com). The Offices of Title IX Compliance and Student Affairs can explain your options, the Title IX processes, and offer supportive measures without taking action.
The Title IX coordinator will contact you to discuss the report and offer supportive measures. Supportive measures are customizable and aim to restore educational access after any report of sexual harassment. Supportive measures are confidential and can include academic accommodations, workplace accommodations, housing changes, and more. Additionally, the Title IX Coordinator will explain options for filing a Formal Title IX complaint and the formal and informal resolution processes. You do not need to file a complaint to receive supportive measures.
A Formal Title IX Complaint is a signed written document requesting Illinois Institute of Technology to take action to address alleged sexual harassment. A signed Formal Title IX Complaint is needed to pursue either a formal or informal resolution. The decision to file a Formal Title IX Complaint rests with the individual who reported sexual harassment.
Yes, the respondent (the person named in the report) will be made aware of allegations made against them.
Yes, Illinois Institute of Technology policy and applicable laws prohibit retaliation in any form. Illinois Tech will take immediate and responsive action against reports of retaliation.
If you are named in a Formal Title IX Complaint as alleging to have directed sexual harassment toward another person, you will be contacted by the Title IX coordinator. The Title IX coordinator will explain the allegations and your rights and options, assist you in navigating the resolution process, and will connect you to supportive resources.
We will move as quickly and deliberately as possible and in accordance with applicable law to resolve any Formal Title IX Complaints of sexual harassment. The time frame is dependent on the resolution type (eg. formal versus informal resolution). You will receive updates as to the status of the complaint throughout the resolution process.
Illinois Institute of Technology is committed to treating all individuals with dignity, care, and respect. Any student affected by sexual harassment or misconduct will have equal access to support and counseling services through the Student Health and Wellness Center. We encourage Illinois Tech community members to seek the support of campus and community resources; The Title IX Office can help connect you to additional options for counseling, medical, legal, and immigration resources.