Title IX Coordinator

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Danielle Morrison serves as the University's Title IX and Disability Coordinator and can be contacted at the Title IX and Disability Office, 703 S. Wright Street, 3rd Floor, Champaign, IL 61820; by phone at (844) 616-7978; or by email at titleixcoordinator@illinois.edu. The University has Deputy Title IX Coordinators who can be contacted at the Office of Diversity, Equity & Access, 1004 S. Fourth Street, Champaign, IL 61820; by phone at (844) 616-7978; or by email at titleixcoordinator@illinois.edu.

Role of the Title IX Coordinator

The Lead Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the University's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), which prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, in education programs and activities for institutions that receive federal financial assistance, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege protected by Title IX. The Lead Title IX Coordinator oversees the University's response to all reports and complaints of sexual misconduct to monitor outcomes, identify and address any patterns or systemic problems, and to assess their effects on the campus climate. The Lead Title IX Coordinator also evaluates requests for confidentiality by those who report or complain about sexual misconduct in the context of the University's responsibility to provide safe and welcoming campus environment for all students free from discrimination based on sex. Following a report or complaint of sexual misconduct, the University is required to conduct an adequate, reliable, impartial, equitable, and prompt investigation, including:

  1. determining whether the report or complaint alleges conduct that may, upon further investigation, constitute prohibited sexual misconduct;
  2. appointing an investigative team to conduct that investigation;
  3. determining whether reports and complaints are handled properly in a prompt and timely manner;
  4. informing all parties regarding the disciplinary process;
  5. confirming that all parties have been notified of a decision and the right to, and procedures for, an appeal, if applicable;
  6. maintaining information and documentation related to the investigation in a secure manner, consistent with the University's obligations to disclose information as required by law; and
  7. monitoring compliance with timeframes set forth in the applicable procedures.

A person should contact the Lead Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator to:

  1. seek information or training about rights and available actions to resolve reports or complaints involving potential sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct;
  2. file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct;
  3. notify the University of an incident, policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns;
  4. get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct; and
  5. ask questions about the University's policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.