The university is obligated to address acts of sexual misconduct of which a responsible employee knew or should have known occurred. A "responsible employee" is any employee who:
At NIU, "responsible employees" include, but are not limited to, faculty members, administrators (deans, department chairs, directors, vice presidents, etc.), community advisors (CA's), residence life administration, complex coordinators, hall directors, faculty advisors, police officers, building service workers, dining hall employees and administrative professionals.
If an employee is unsure whether they are a responsible employee, they are required to contact the Title IX coordinator.
A responsible employee must report to the Title IX coordinator all relevant details of sexual misconduct that an individual has shared with them.
Before a person reveals information that they may wish to keep confidential, a responsible employee should make every effort to ensure that the person understands:
When reporting an incident to the Title IX coordinator, a responsible employee should be prepared to discuss the following information: