Title IX Coordinator- The Title IX Coordinator reports to the University President and oversees the entire Title IX function of University which includes the education and training component, as well as the University’s centralized review, investigation, and resolution process for reports of sexual misconduct and the University’s compliance with Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator will appoint deputy coordinators and investigators who are trained in state and federal laws that apply to matters of sexual discrimination, as well as University policy and procedure. In all matters related to Title IX, it is the role of the Title IX Coordinator to facilitate the decision-making of the University.
Sharron M. Evans, 312-341-2045
Deputy Coordinator- Serves as a resource person to the parties of a case (reporting and responding parties). Once an act of potential sexual misconduct is reported, and before an investigation begins, the parties of the case will be assigned to meet with a Deputy Title IX Coordinator who will explain the investigative process, review the party’s rights, talk about interim measures that may be needed, and work with the University to implement interim measures. The deputy also serves as a support and resource person to a party throughout the investigatory process. At the party’s request, the deputy may accompany the party during an investigative interview or when meeting with faculty or other departments on educational and services challenges related to the case.
Confidential Advisor - A person affiliated with the university, but reserves the privilege to keep confidential any emergency and ongoing support they provide to Roosevelt University students, staff, and faculty who are survivors of sexual violence. The Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act grants confidential advisors the right to provide confidential services to and have privileged, confidential communications with survivors. Thus, the advisor is not a “responsible employee” who would be otherwise obligated to report the sexual violence. Annually, Confidential Advisors receive a minimum of 40 hours of training. They assist survivors by providing reporting options and possible outcomes, sharing resources and services, informing survivors of their rights as well as the University’s responsibilities regarding orders of protection and no contact orders, and helping the survivor understand the sexual misconduct investigatory process. The Confidential Advisor is able to liaise with campus officials, community-based sexual assault crisis centers, and local law enforcement, as well as assist with securing interim protective measures and accommodations for the survivor. Services provided by a confidential advisor must be initiated by the survivor by contacting an advisor at the phone numbers provided below.