Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual Harassment
It is the policy of Northeastern Illinois University (Northeastern or the “University”) to maintain an academic and work environment free from sexual harassment for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Sexual harassment is contrary to the health and stability of the University community, diminishes individual dignity, impedes employment and educational opportunities, and prevents equal access to academic inquiry. Sexual harassment is a barrier to fulfilling the University’s educational, service and scholarly missions, and will not be tolerated at Northeastern Illinois University.

This policy furthers Northeastern’s commitment to providing campuses free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment. The purpose of this policy is to maintain an open learning and working environment free from sexual harassment and the fear that sexual harassment may occur.

To access the full policy, click on this link - Sexual Misconduct (formerly Sexual Harassment)

To access the complaint form, click on this link - Complaint Form & Grievance Procedure

Students who believe that they have been subject to sexual harassment can seek resolution through the University’s Discrimination Grievance Procedure.  Information and consultation on these procedures are available through the Affirmative Action Office, C-628, (773) 442-5412. 

Sexual Assault
Northeastern Illinois University does not tolerate sexual assault, which is a specific type of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Northeastern cooperates fully with legal authorities in preventing and prosecuting sexual assault offenses, and imposes strict sanctions against those found responsible for sexual assault. The University offers educational programs and resources designed to promote the awareness and prevention of sexual assault at all Northeastern locations. Northeastern recognizes that victims and offenders can be any gender, including transgender, and expects members of the University community to help maintain a safe environment. 

This policy furthers Northeastern’s commitment to providing locations that are safe and secure from sexual assault. The purpose of this policy is to advance Northeastern’s long-held position that sexual assault is a criminal act that violates the standards of our community and is unacceptable.

To access the full policy, click this link: Sexual Misconduct Policy (formerly Sexual Assault Policy)

To submit the complaint form, click this link: Complaint Form and Grievance Procedure

Students who believe that they have been subject to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, or domestic violence or stalking or can seek resolution through the University’s Discrimination Grievance Procedure.  Information and consultation on these procedures are available through the Affirmative Action Office, Room C-628, (773) 442-5412. 
Additional resources are available here: Title IX Resources