Definition of Sexual Misconduct

Roosevelt University prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct committed against Roosevelt community members of any gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Sexual-orientation based harassment and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of sexual nature are also included under this directive. Retaliation against anyone who files a complaint under this policy is also prohibited.

The definition of “sexual misconduct” at Roosevelt University includes:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Stalking
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating and Relationship Violence

All of these behaviors are defined in full in the Sexual Misconduct Policy. The policy also outlines the administrative investigatory process followed after the university receives a complaint.

General Rights

  • All individuals participating or seeking to participate in RU’s educational program or activity,  have the right to report a case of sexual misconduct committed by another member of the community or someone outside the community, if the misconduct occurred on property that the university owns or has substantial control over, and the act(s) of misconduct occurred within the United States. To report an act of sexual misconduct, fill out the online Title IX reporting form.
  • RU community members do not have to report an act of sexual misconduct to the police if they do not wish to do so.  An RU community member may draw upon the Roosevelt University policy and/or resources whether or not they make a police report.
  • Any information disclosed to a Counseling Center staff person or a Confidential Advisor is considered privileged information. Thus, the information will not be disclosed to the University unless the party requests it.

Individual Rights During the Investigative Process

Reports of all sexual misconduct are reported to the Title IX Coordinator for investigation if it satisfies the elements of a formal complaint, regardless if the reporting party chooses to pursue criminal charges. If a formal complaint is submitted, the university will provide a prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution process. Throughout this process both the reporting and responding party have the following rights:

  • Each party has the right to request supportive measures once a report of sexual misconduct is submitted. Those measures include, but are not limited to a right to change academic, living, transportation, or work situations; those measures may be implement and must not create an undue burden to either party.
  • The name and other identifying details of the parties involved (reporting and responding party) will be kept private; only a limited number of University staff who need to know party identities will be aware of the investigation.
  • Each party involved may request to meet with and speak to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Each party has a right to request a “no contact order” via the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
  • Both parties have the option to be advised by an advisor of their choice.
  • Each party will simultaneously receive written notification of the outcome of the investigation.
  • Both parties have the ability to appeal an outcome based on the criteria provided in Roosevelt University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.



What should you do if you have been a victim of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking? Guidance and answers to this question can be found on Roosevelt University’s Title IX webpage.


If you have questions regarding the policy or would like more information beyond what is listed in this document, you are free to contact the Title IX Staff. They also work with individuals on all request for interim measures such as housing accommodations, no contact orders, and academic support.

Shana M. Anderson, M.S. Ed., NCC
Director for Student Advocacy & Title IX Coordinator

Roosevelt University | Division of Student Affairs
430 S. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL, 60405

Office number: (312) 341-3761
Email address:


A Confidential Advisor is an individual to whom victims of sexual misconduct can report anonymously or directly except where specifically required by law. Confidential advisors are not obligated to report crimes to the University or law enforcement. At Roosevelt, we have partnered with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago to provide our campus with confidential advising services. Please visit Rape Crisis Hotline for more information about available services and resources.


Timely Care

As part of our plan to support student health and wellness, Roosevelt's Division of Student Affairs offers all students with 24/7 access to healthcare through TimelyCare, a mobile platform that connects patients with doctors. Students have access to on-demand support from counselors, doctors and nurse practitioners from anywhere. This service is unlimited and remains accessible to students as long as they are currently enrolled at Roosevelt.

Download the TimelyCare mobile app to utilize a variety of services:

  • Medical
  • Discount Prescription Card
  • Psychiatry
  • Health Coaching
  • Counseling

Questions about Timely Care?

Please contact Meagan Jarmuz at

Greenlight Family Services: Counseling for Sexual Assault

In partnership with Chicago area universities and private practice therapists, Greenlight Counseling provides 20 free therapy sessions to currently enrolled student survivors who have experienced sexual harm while in high school, college, or graduate school. Counseling is an effective way to process harmful experiences, gain skills to work through issues that often accompany sexual harm, and begin the journey of healing and reconnection.

National Resource Links:


National Helplines

Sexual Assault

  • 800.656.HOPE (4673) - Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Domestic Violence

  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) - Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
  • 855-812-1001 (video phone) - The Deaf Hotline has advocates available 24/7 for crisis intervention, education, information and referrals for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled callers.

Population Specific Resources

Other Resources

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Director of Student Advocacy and Title IX Coordinator