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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. and 34C.F.R. Part 106 notes: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. This policy is designed and intended to comply with the requirements of Title IX and 110 ILCS 155. Acts amounting to discrimination based on sex are sometimes termed “sexual misconduct or sexual violence.”

Academic and/or employment decisions based on sex or gender and/or acts of sexual misconduct are forms of illegal discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX, additional university policies, and other federal and state laws. The university is required by Title IX and other relevant laws to not discriminate.

RFU’s commitment

Non-Discrimination Statement

Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) is committed to providing a working and learning environment in which employees, students, and campus visitors are free from any form of sexual violence. RFU will not tolerate discrimination on any unlawful basis (such as race, skin color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, genetic information, military status, or family status) in its University programs or activities.

If the university knows or reasonably should know of possible sexual misconduct, a thorough, impartial, and confidential investigation will be conducted in as prompt a manner as possible to determine if there has been a violation of the Title IX- Discrimination Policy. If, as a result of that investigation, it is determined that an act of sexual misconduct has occurred, appropriate discipline will be imposed, and the university will take the necessary steps to address and stop the sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

Title IX Coordinator

The institutional official responsible for coordinating and overseeing university efforts to comply with the requirements of Title IX and this policy is called the Title IX Coordinator. This policy serves as the governing document for the Title IX Coordinator to conduct investigations of sex or gender discrimination involving employees and students. Questions or concerns regarding Title IX, this policy, or other aspects of the university's commitment to sex or gender non-discrimination may be directed to RFU’s Title IX Coordinator:

Eric G. Williams, Ph.D.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Title IX Coordinator
Basic Science Building 1.276

Inquiries and/or questions regarding Title IX can also be referred to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education who are responsible for enforcing Title IX.

The OCR office for Illinois is:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
OCR Chicago