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

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


Other Benedictine University Title IX personnel, including the investigators, facilitators, adjudicator and appellate officers have received the following training: Training Reference Materials


Investigations Training: Title IX Investigations & Informal Resolutions

Important Policies:

Helpful Sites:

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 Rd., Lisle, IL 60532

(630) 829-6473



Dr. Julie Cowgill
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Gillett Hall 230

225 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 878-6703

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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov).

Office of Institutional Compliance and Risk Management


5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532


Kevin Rappel
Director of the Office of Institutional Compliance and Risk Management
Email: krappel@ben.edu
Phone: 630-829-6404