NIU employees are Responsible Employees. The university will not tolerate sex discrimination in the form of sexual misconduct. Under Title IX, a Responsible Employee must report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.Responsible Employee Checklist
You are a responsible employee if:
- You have the authority to take action to redress sexual misconduct.
- You have been given the duty of reporting sexual violence or any other misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
- You represent an employee a student or co-worker would reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
As a Responsible Employee you are required to advise a student and/or employee of your obligation to:
- Report the incident of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
- Advise the student/employee of their right to request confidentiality and/or to speak directly to available confidential resources.
- Inform the student/employee of their right to file a Title IX complaint and/or police report.
What to report
When reporting an incident to the Title IX Coordinator, you should be prepared to discuss:
- Relevant details of the incident
- Name of the alleged offender
- Name of the victim/survivor
- Names of witnesses
- Date, time and location of incident
How to Help
Here are important tips on how to help a student or employee discuss a report of sexual misconduct.
Support them by actively listening.
Inform the victim/survivor of your reporting obligations as a responsible employee.
Refer the victim/survivor to confidential resources that are available.
Report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.
Obtain support for yourself.
NIU Title IX Coordinator
Karen L. Baker
Swen Parson Hall 110
DeKalb, IL 60115