Title IX/SaVE Act

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE) refers to the recent Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act. This is an update to the Clery Act, expanding the scope of this legislation in terms of reporting, response, and prevention education requirements around rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In addition, a new training requirement has been established for all incoming students and employees. Benedictine University (the “University”) is taking it one step further and is requiring all students, faculty and staff to complete the training. To view the Benedictine University Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA/Campus SaVE Act) Policy click on the link.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal civil law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Under, Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assaults, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

The University prohibits sex discrimination in any form and provides resources for support and complaint resolutions.

At institutional disciplinary proceedings the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding and both the accuser and the accused will be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceedings brought alleging a sex offense.

Lisle Campus Resources and Referral Options

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Frequently Asked Questions

Campus SaVE Act Questions

What is Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act?

The Campus SaVE Act is a federal law contained in Section 304 of the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and was signed in law on March 7, 2013.

What topics will be covered as part of the mandatory training required by the Campus SaVE Act?

The Campus SaVE Act requires that institutions of higher education provide mandatory training covering relevant topics cited by the federal law that includes offering students and employees primary prevention and awareness programs that promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Who is required to take the campus SaVE Act training?

For the FRIST ROUND of training the entire Benedictine community (Faculty, Staff, and Students) will participate in Campus SaVE Act training, a mandatory program that covers the mandatory topics.

How will the Campus SaVE Act training be conducted?

The University has contracted with the training vendor, WeComply, to conduct the training online.

How does the online training work?

Each employee will receive an email from Betsy Rhinesmith, Associate Director of Personnel Resources, with a link to the online training. Each student will receive an email from Marco Masini, Vice President of Student Life, with a link to the online training.

How long should it take to complete the online training?

Employees should be able to complete the training in 30 minutes. Students should be able to complete the training in 30 minutes.

If interrupted, does the person have to start the training over again?

Training is self-paced. You can start and leave the module as often as you’d like. When you return, the training will open to the last page visited.

What if I am called away from the computer and don’t log out?

The program will automatically log you out after 10 minutes of inactivity. You can log back in later and resume where you were before.

Do I have to complete the training at work?  Can I do it from my home computer?

Employees will have to take the training on the job, not at home. 

How long do I have to complete the online training?

You will have 10 calendar days from the date you receive the email regarding the training.

Will I receive reminders to complete the online training?

Yes!

How do I prove that I completed the online training?

After you complete the training, you will have the option of printing a certificate of completion for your records. Congratulation!

Complaints may be directed to the University's Title IX Coordinator:

  • Erica Conrad
    Title IX Coordinator
    Compliance and Contract Attorney
    1832 Centre Point Cir, Naperville Campus 139
    Naperville, IL 60563
    630-829-6430
    econrad@ben.edu

  • Marco Masini
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Vice President for Student Life
    5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 120
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-829-6006
    mmasini@ben.edu

  • Jon Miller
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Associate Dean of Student Life
    5700 College Road, Krasa Center 109
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-829-6515
    jmiller@ben.edu

  • Kathleen Heidkamp
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Associate Director of Athletics
    5700 College Road, Rice Center 236
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-829-6149
    kheidkamp@ben.edu

  • Nancy Stoecker
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Compliance Officer
    5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 201
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-829-6402
    nstoecker@ben.edu

  • Betsy Rhinesmith
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Director, Human Resources
    5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 025
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-829-6412
    brhinesmith@ben.edu

  • Linda Owens
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Associate Dean of Student Development
    5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 152
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-829-6123
    lowens@ben.edu

  • Tammy Sarver
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Professor, Political Science
    5700 College Road, Scholl Hall 228L
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-829-6473
    tsarver@ben.edu

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Anonymous Reporting Helpline

On June 1, 2010, the Office of Business and Finance Services launched a confidential web-based tool to assist employees in reporting misconduct in the workplace. Employees may make an anonymous report by contacting the University’s Anonymous Reporting Line via telephone at (866) 326-2747 or internet at Benedictine University Compliance and Ethics Helpline. Reports can be made 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Compliance and Ethics Helpline

The establishment of this additional reporting mechanism does not take the place of reporting misconduct to your supervisor or any senior university official, but it provides an additional avenue of reporting and satisfies the University’s obligation for compliance with both federal and state law pertaining to the Whistleblower Act.

Compliance and Legal Counsel

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY
1832 CentrE Point Circle
Suite 102
Naperville, IL 60563

Nancy Stoecker
Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel
Email: nstoecker@ben.edu
Phone: 630-829-6402

Erica Conrad
Contract and Compliance Attorney and Title IX Coordinator
Email: econrad@ben.edu
Phone: 630-829-6430

Kevin Rappel
Associate Compliance Officer and Director of Regulatory Affairs
Email: krappel@ben.edu
Phone: 630-829-6404