In January 2019, Loyola University Chicago founded the Office for Equity & Compliance (“OEC”) to centralize and coordinate University-wide compliance with Title IX and other equity-based federal and state laws and regulations. The OEC exists to promote a culture of safety and inclusion within all University workplaces and educational settings. Through enhanced trainings, equitable and thorough investigations, and the close monitoring of new developments in Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, and related equity laws and regulations, the OEC advances the Loyola's mission by fostering an informed and inclusive University community, free from discrimination and sexual misconduct.
The OEC is comprised of the Executive Director for Equity & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator) and three full-time, professional investigators who contribute to all aspects of the office's operations.
The work of the OEC is also supported University-wide by several key partners, including but not limited to the Office of the Dean of Students, the Wellness Center, Campus Safety, Human Resources, and the Office of the Provost.