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Title IX

Policy Against Sex-Based Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misconduct, Other Forms of Sexual Violence, Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking

Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in education. This policy addresses the University’s responsibilities under Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act (110 ILCS 115/1), and other applicable state and federal laws. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in educational programs and activities and programs that receive federal assistance.  Similarly, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 section 304 requires that universities have procedures in place to respond to matters of sexual assault, relationship (dating) violence and stalking.  In administering its affairs, the Benedictine University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.   The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University’s rights as a religiously sponsored institution.

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This policy establishes procedures for reporting and responding to incidents of sexual misconduct; and sets forth available resources to individuals reporting sexual misconduct; and for individuals accused or responding to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Title IX Addendum: Responsibilities and Expectations of the Parties and Witnesses

Lisle Campus Resources and Referral Options

Mesa Campus Resources and Referral Options

Report: Any person may report sex discrimination or sexual harassment (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking) in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by the University’s Title IX Report Form; or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office of the Title IX Coordinator, or by accessing the University’s Title IX Report Form.


Title IX Training:
Benedictine University’s Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator are participating in the new comprehensive training provided by the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

To report discrimination or harassment, contact Benedictine University’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Tammy Sarver
Title IX Coordinator
Scholl Hall 228L
5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6473  | [email protected]

You may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights
Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Tel: (312) 730-1560, TDD (877) 521-2172, [email protected].


Download the Title IX Policy