Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct Policy

University Policy Statement
Northeastern Illinois University (Northeastern or the 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), 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 – University Policies and find the Sexual Misconduct policy.

Support and Resources
Students who have experienced sexual harassment may contact the Title IX Office to learn about their rights and options, including how to file a complaint (Title IX web page).  Anonymous complaints are accepted via online submission here.  Please see the University’s Notice of Rights and Options document for comprehensive information regarding sexual harassment incidents.  Students may directly contact the Title IX Coordinator at Main Campus Room C-216, or (773) 442-5412.  

Students in need of support should visit the University’s K(NO)W More web page for resources and guidance. Students may seek support from the following confidential resources at Northeastern (offices exempt from mandatory reporting of sexual harassment matters):  Confidential Advisor: (773) 442-4686, University Ombuds: (773) 442-4527, Office of Student Counseling Services: (773) 442-4650, and the Office of Student Health Services: (773) 442-5800.