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Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX, and Mandated Reporters for Child Abuse

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Discrimination and Harassment

Roosevelt University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, military status, veteran status, as a result of being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, or genetic information in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.

Harassment, whether verbal, physical, or visual, based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination. This includes harassing conduct affecting tangible job benefits, interfering unreasonably with an individual’s academic or work performance, or creating what a reasonable person would perceive is an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Examples of discrimination and harassment may include:

  • Refusal to hire or promote based on the person’s protected status
  • Demoting or terminating someone because of the person’s protected status.
  • Jokes or epithets about a person’s protected status
  • Teasing or practical jokes directed at a person based on his or her protected status
  • Displaying or circulating written materials or pictures that degrade a person or group
  • Verbal abuse or insults about, directed at, or made in the presence of an individual or group of individuals in a protected group.

Title IX Statement

It is the policy of Roosevelt University to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting claims of sex discrimination. Roosevelt has designated Title IX Coordinators, listed under “Where to Get Advice and Help”, to coordinate Roosevelt’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX.

Mandated Reporters for Child Abuse

In compliance with a 2012 amendment to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA), Roosevelt University has a policy that any University employee, including faculty, staff, graduate or research assistants and student employees are mandated reporters under ANCRA. A University employee who suspects child abuse or neglect of anyone under the age of 18 on Roosevelt premises, programs, or within its student body is responsible for reporting such allegations of abuse by calling one of the phone numbers below. Additionally, in an emergency, employees must contact police as well.

Child Abuse Hotlines

(800) 25-ABUSE

(217)-524-2606

Rev 9/2015