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.


Roosevelt University’s Confidential Advisor provides emergency and ongoing support to Roosevelt University students, staff, and faculty who are survivors of sexual violence.  If a survivor of sexual violence wishes to enlist the support of a confidential advisor, the survivor must initiate services by reaching out to the advisor at the above listed number(s). Confidential advisors provide confidential services to and have privileged, confidential communications with survivors. They are not obligated to report to the University.  Available 24 hours per day, Confidential Advisors:

  • Assist survivors by providing reporting options and outlining possible outcomes;
  • Shares resources and services that exist on and off campus;
  • Explains survivors’ of their rights and the University’s responsibilities regarding orders of protection and no contact orders;
  • Helps the survivor understand the sexual misconduct investigatory process; and
  • Upon the survivor’s request, 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.


The Roosevelt University Counseling Center offers a number of comprehensive clinical services including but not limited to individual, couples and group counseling to students currently enrolled at Roosevelt University Individual students can work with a counselor to explore their concerns and work toward a better understanding and resolution of their difficulties. Individual counseling sessions generally last 45-50 minutes and are usually held once a week, but can be held more or less often when appropriate. Services provided by staff psychologists are confidential and private.

  • Chicago Campus: Auditorium Building Rm 470, (312)341-3538
  • Schaumburg Campus: Rm 114, (312)341-3548


Mental Health
Resource Services offered Contact information On-campus?
Counseling centers Licensed clinical psychologists- individual & group counseling, crisis Intervention, educational programming, and referrals as needed 430 S Michigan Ave, Room 470 Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-3548
1400 N Roosevelt Blvd, Room 114 Schaumburg, IL 60173
 (312) 341-3548
Rape Victim Resilience Individual,  group, family, couples, and school-based (per request) counseling; art therapy and trauma-informed care with evidence-based modalities (Available in English and Spanish) 180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60601
 (312) 443-9603
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Individual, family, and group counseling; art, play, dance movement, and sand-tray therapies 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1150 Chicago, Illinois 60602
 (312) 372-6600
Apna Ghar (Immigrant communities) Individual & group counseling and art therapy 4350 N Broadway, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60613
 (773) 334-4663
Mujeres Latinas en Acción (Hispanic/Latinx) Short-term individual counseling,  15-week educational group, and an ongoing support group. Specifically caters to hispanic/latino/a/x survivors 2124 W 21st Place Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 890-7676
Porchlight Counseling Counseling, advocacy, and other services specific to college survivors of sexual assault 1740 Ridge Ave, Suite L14 Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 328-6531
Center on Halsted Behavioral Health Department (LGBTQIA) Group, individual, family, and relationship therapy LGBTQ Violence Resource Line at (773) 871-2273 3656 N Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 472-6469
Howard Brown Violence Recovery Project (LGBTQIA) Individual and group counseling to victims of intimate partner and domestic violence 4025 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 388-1600
United Healthcare Behavioral Health (University employees) Counseling and mental health services via staff insurance (866)633-2446
Physical Health and Wellness
Resource Services offered Contact information On-campus?
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (for Chicago campus) Immediate care needs: forensic exams (Rape Kit), medical treatment, STI testing & treatment, and emergency contraception 251 E Huron Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
Alexian Brothers Medical Center (for Schaumburg campus) 800 Biesterfield Rd Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-5500
Planned Parenthood Annual Exams, birth control supplies, emergency contraception, STI testing & Treatment, and abortion services 18 S Michigan Ave, 6th Floor Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 592-6700
Family Planning Associates Medical Group STI testing & treatment (HIV excluded) and abortion services (For funding, see financial aid section) 659 W Washington Blvd Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 462-1846
The Cradle Adoption information and assistance 2049 Ridge Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 475-5800
Center on Halsted (LGBTQIA) HIV/STI Testing 3656 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60613
 (773) 472-6469
Howard Brown (LGBTQIA) HIV testing & treatment and reproductive health services for individuals of all gender identities 4025 N Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 388-1600
Multiple locations in Chicago
Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center HIV testing, treatment & prevention (PREP), STI testing & treatment, gynecology,  and psychiatric services 2020 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 572-4500
Chicago Women’s Health Center (Trans inclusive) Gynecology, acupuncture, massage, and bodywork 1025 W Sunnyside, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 935-6126
Victim Advocacy
Resource Services offered Contact information On-campus?
Mujeres Latinas en Acción (Hispanic/Latino/a/x)

Medical: Works with four local hospitals for immediate rape crisis intervention; explains the medical & criminal justice processes, discusses rights & options. Follows up regarding subsequent care and billing.

Legal: Provide accompaniment for survivors to police stations, throughout the court process; to obtain Orders of Protection, Civil No Contact Order, or Stalking No Contact Order; assistance with filing for crime victims’ compensation

2124 West 21st Place Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 890-776
Rape Victim Resilience

Medical: Advocate provides emotional support, medical and legal information, referrals and initial follow-up services to assist survivor while at the emergency room of an RVA-contracted hospital

Legal: Provide accompaniment for survivors to police stations, throughout the court process; to obtain an Order of Protection, Civil No Contact Order, or Stalking No Contact Order; assistance with filing for crime victims’ compensation

180 S Michigan Ave, Ste #600 Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 443-9603
Apna Ghar (Immigrant communities)

Legal: Advocates and supports survivors in obtaining legal representation for measures such as orders of protection, child support, custody and divorce, as well as immigration relief via protective legal statuses such as the Violence Against Women Act

4350 N Broadway, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 883-4663
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Medical and legal: 24-hour Medical and criminal justice services; medical advocates provide 24-hour support to survivors. Legal advocates provide support through police and court proceedings.

1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL, 60602
(312) 372-6600
Legal Assistance
Resource Services offered Contact information On-campus?
Center on Halsted (LGBTQIA) Legal clinic and referrals, incident reporting and assistance 3656 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 472-6469
Cook County Domestic Violence Legal Clinic Domestic violence 555 W Harrison, Room 1900 Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 325-9155
Cook County Circuit Court Orders of protection 555 W Harrison Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 325-9468
Visa and Immigration Assistance
Resource Services offered Contact information On-campus?
Roosevelt Director/ Assistant Director of International Programs Letters for Exceptions, Contact US Consulate, Assist with Leave of Absence, Provide Copy of Documents, Direct to Country’s Consulate 430 S Michigan, Room 124, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-3531
National Immigrant Justice Center via Heartland Alliance U Visa; may allow undocumented victims of certain serious crimes and cooperating with law enforcement to remain in the US for a designated time 208 S LaSalle St, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 660-1370
US Citizenship and Immigration Services NO
LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) VAWA, U visa, and T visas 120 S LaSalle Street, Ste 900 Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 341-1070
Rape crisis center legal advocates are familiar and able to navigate immigration issues and offer referrals
Financial Aid
Resource Services offered Contact information On-campus?
Registrar's office Appeal through the tuition adjustment committee 425 S Wabash Ave, Room 1M16, Chicago, IL 60605
(866) 421-0935
Crime Victims’ Compensation Act via the Illinois Attorney General Victims of violent crimes are entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, counseling, lost wages, etc., provided that they reported their assault to the police within 7 days, acted in full cooperation with law enforcement, and filed for compensation within two years of the crime or one year from the indictment. 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 228-3368
Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF) Assists with financing pregnancy terminations for women who cannot afford their procedure who are from and/or seeking care in Chicago Mailing: 333 W North Avenue, Ste 267 ​Chicago, Illinois 60610
(312) 663-0338 (client support line)
Name Services provided Address On-campus?
Campus Safety – Chicago Campus For emergency assistance; to file a campus safety report and assistance with filing a police report 430 S Michigan Ave, Room 113, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2020
Campus Safety – Schaumburg Campus 1400 N Roosevelt Blvd, Room 102, Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 619-8989
Office of the Title IX Compliance--Title IX Coordinator Supervises investigations to ensure that policy is followed, oversees all cases to be certain that all resources requested are provided in a timely way 430 S. Michigan Ave, AUD 204, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2045
Office of Human Resources Assistance with drug & alcohol concerns, and  anti-harassment & discrimination complaints 430 S Michigan Ave, Suite 340, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2098
First district, Chicago Police 1st District - Central For emergency assistance; to file a police report 1718 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 745-4290
911 for emergencies
Schaumburg Police Department 101 Schaumburg Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 882-3586

National Resources

  • Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline (888) 293-2080
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (800) 656-4673
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
  • AIDS Hotline (Illinois) (800) 243-2437
  • All-Options Pregnancy Talkline (888) 493-0092

Other resources available to persons who report being the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, include:

Questions about this page?

Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Support