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. Ultimately, all reports of these incidents get sent to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, who is knowledgeable about the rights and resources available to survivors.

Maxient: Maxient is the University’s automated reporting system for misconduct.  You can fill out a form within the system.

Anonymous Reporting:  Anonymous reporting is available at Loyola through the Maxient at this website. When you make an anonymous report here, your case will be assigned a number. This is all that will be shared with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. 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 of Equity and Compliance at equity@luc.edu

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 Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

 

Once you decide to move forward with the Equitable Resolution Process or 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 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 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. 

Filing a report will notify the Office for Equity and Compliance. Once you’ve decided to file a formal complaint (different from a 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 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.

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.