I Want Loyola to Investigate an Incident Involving A Student
There are several ways to notify the University of an incident of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking:
Maxient: Maxient is the University’s automated reporting system for misconduct. You can fill out a form within the system and include as much or as little information as you'd like.
Anonymous Reporting: Anonymous reporting is available at Loyola through the Maxient form above. When you make an anonymous report here, your case will be assigned a number. Your name will not be included, but the University will be able to follow-up with you by that number if you choose to move forward with the University reporting process at a later time.
Reporting to a Title IX Coordinator Directly:
You can report directly to a Title IX Coordinator by contacting the Dean of Students office or The Office for Equity and Compliance via phone, email, or by walking in to their respective offices.
Reporting to Campus Safety:
There are two ways to file a report with Campus Safety:
- Report in person to the Campus Safety office at 6427 N. Sheridan Rd.
- Call the Campus Safety Dispatch Center at 773.508.7233
After filing a report with Campus Safety, they will contact the Office for Equity and Compliance.
Once you decide to move forward with a formal complaint, 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 you (the complainant), the respondent, and/or any witnesses are completed, the investigator will 1) determine whether the information gathered constitutes a policy violation (in the ERP) or 2) move to a live hearing before a final determination is made by the hearing board (Grievance Process). More information can be found in the Comprehensive Policy.
Your participation at all points in the process is voluntary. You may, at any time, decline to participate.
The choice to go through an investigative 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 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.
Filing a report will notify the Office for Equity and Compliance and the Office of the Dean of Students, as they are responsible for responding to initial reports and providing resources.
Once you’ve decided to file a formal complaint (different from an initial report), an investigator will be assigned and the respondent will be notified. The investigator will then conduct interviews with the relevant parties - which 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 the Comprehensive Policy has 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 prevent an encounter with the other party in person. If the process requires a live hearing (Grievance Process only), it can be conducted virtually.
Loyola has an amnesty policy, meaning that if you are submitting a report regarding an experience of sexual misconduct, no sanctions will be applied to you for certain policy violations. 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.
If a Loyola student is found in violation of the Community Standards through the Grievance Process or Equitable Resolutions Process, the outcomes associated with that violation will ultimately be at the discretion of the Administrative Resolution Officer in charge of sanctioning. That said, your experience and requests will be considered at all points in the process.