I Want Loyola to Investigate an Incident Involving A Student
If you feel that you have experienced gender-based misconduct, you have several options for reporting. Ultimately, all reports of these incidents get sent to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator who is knowledgeable about University grievance process.
EthicsLine: EthicsLine is the University’s automated reporting system for misconduct. You can fill out a form within the system or call 855-603-6988.
Reporting to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Directly:
Assistant Dean of Students for Safety and Equity/Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-508-8834
Once the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is notified of a report they will send you an e-mail with information about your rights and resources, along with an offer to meet in person. If you wish to meet, they will more fully explain your options, in addition to the University grievance process. The University grievance process is Loyola’s process that investigates alleged student misconduct in order to determine whether a violation of Loyola's Community Standards has occurred and to assign sanctions, if applicable.
Once you decide to move forward with the grievance process, you will be asked to complete an interview with an investigator. During this interview, the investigator will seek to understand what occurred from your perspective as it relates to your report. Once all interviews with the respondent and/or witnesses are completed, the investigator will determine whether the information gathered constitutes a policy violation.
Your participation at all points in the process is voluntary. You may, at any time, decline to participate.
The choice to go through the University grievance process is extremely personal and there is no right or wrong answer. You are not alone and if you have any questions or concerns, please consider reaching out to a confidential trained Loyola sexual assault advocate at 773-494-3810.
The length of time varies for each case. In accordance with federal guidelines, Loyola strives to resolve all cases within 60 days of initiating the process, while acknowledging that there may be extenuating circumstances that cause the process to last longer.
Once you’ve decided to pursue the grievance process, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator will identify assign an investigator to conduct interviews with the relevant parties. These may include witnesses, people who can otherwise provide information about the incident, and the respondent. Once the investigation is concluded, the investigator will determine whether Loyola’s Community Standards have been violated The investigators have been extensively trained to conduct investigations and maintain privacy at all steps in the process.
Accommodations can be made throughout the process to ensure that you do not encounter the other party in person. The staff members coordinating the process will check in with you about this along the way.
No. If you are submitting a report regarding an experience of gender-based misconduct, no punishment will be applied to you at any point in the process. For example, if you consumed alcohol while under 21 on the night of the incident, you will not be held responsible for underage consumption of alcohol.
Your experience and requests will be considered at all points in the process. If a Loyola student is found in violation of the Community Standards through the grievance process, the outcomes associated with that violation will ultimately be at the discretion of the investigator.