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

Springfield Campus Resources and Referral Options

Complaints may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator:

Erica Conrad
Title IX Coordinator
Compliance and Contract Attorney
1832 Centre Point Cir, Naperville Campus 139
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 829-6430

Kathleen Heidkamp
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Director of Athletics
5700 College Road, Rice Center 236
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6149

Marco Masini
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Vice President for Student Life
5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 120
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6006

Jon Miller
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean of Student Life
5700 College Road, Krasa Center 109
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6515

Linda Owens
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean of Student Development
5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 152
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6123

Betsy Rhinesmith
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director, Human Resources
5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 025
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6412

Tammy Sarver
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Professor, Political Science
5700 College Road, Scholl Hall 228L
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6473

Nancy Stoecker
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Compliance Officer
5700 College Road, Lownik Hall 201
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6402

To report discrimination or harassment contact Benedictine University’s Title IX Coordinator, Erica Conrad (630) 829-6430, econrad@ben.eduYou 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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov).

Compliance and Legal Counsel