Sexual Misconduct Policy

University Policy Statement
Northeastern Illinois University does not tolerate sexual misconduct, including but not limited to, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, stalking, dating or domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Sexual misconduct is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law which protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Northeastern does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in the employment, education programs or activities it operates. Northeastern cooperates fully with legal authorities in preventing and prosecuting Title IX offenses, and imposes remedial measures and/or disciplinary sanctions against those found responsible for violations. The University offers educational programs and resources designed to promote the awareness and prevention of sexual misconduct at all Northeastern locations. This policy applies to all individuals irrespective of their sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Northeastern expects members of the University community to help maintain a safe environment.

Purpose of the Policy
The purpose of this policy is to advance Northeastern’s long-held position that sexual misconduct violates the standards of our community and is unacceptable, and to provide prompt and equitable resolution of sexual misconduct complaints. This policy furthers Northeastern’s commitment to providing locations that are safe and secure from sexual misconduct.

To access the full policy, click on this link – Sexual Misconduct

Students who believe they have been subjected to sexual misconduct can speak with the Title IX Coordinator and seek resolution through the University’s Grievance Procedure by filing a complaint.

Learn more about additional Title IX resources available regarding confidential services such as health and counseling, or contacting the University's Confidential Advisor.*

* The Confidential Advisor and Health and Counseling resources are legally privileged to keep communications confidential.  

Leah Heinecke-Krumhus, Director
Equal Opportunity and Ethics Compliance
Title IX Coordinator

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue │ C-220
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 442-5412