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Sexual Misconduct Resources and Support Services

Complaint Form

You may report a violation of the Title IX and Sex Discrimination Policy to a designated university official or by completing the online form linked below:

Campus Security

Illinois

 

Florida

Security from on-campus phone
Ext. 311

Security Cell Phone
(630) 927-9957

 

Security from on­-campus phone
Ext. 2560

Security Office
(727) 791-2560

Title IX Officials and Contact Information

This Policy covers complaints of alleged sexual misconduct by NUHS students, employees and third-party vendors. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct by a member of the University community, you are encouraged to report such misconduct to the:

Title IX Coordinator: V.P. Tracy McHugh
Phone: (630) 889-6605
Email: tmchugh@nuhs.edu
Office: Executive Offices located in Janse Hall (Illinois site)
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, CST

The University has also assigned four Deputy Title IX Coordinators to receive Sexual Misconduct complaints and conduct investigations under the supervision of the Title IX Coordinator. They are:

  • Andrew Wozniak - Director of Human Resources
    Tel.: (630) 889-6878, Email: awozniak@nuhs.edu, Office: 1st floor, Janse Hall, Rm. 117D
  • Yesenia Maldonado - Dean of Students
    Tel.: (630) 889-6548, Email: ymaldonado@nuhs.edu, Office: 2nd floor, Janse Hall, Rm. 218
  • Pamela Jones - Florida Site Coordinator
    Tel.: (727) 394-6217, Email: pjones@nuhs.edu, Office: 1st floor, UPC, Rm. UP118

NUHS Confidential Advisor:
Erin Myover-Piotrowski, Administrative Assistant (Illinois Site)
Phone: (630) 889-6542
Email: emyover@nuhs.edu
Office: Jane Hall 2nd floor, Student Services Area

Role of a Confidential Advisor:

A confidential advisor is a designated individual who has been trained to aid a person of the NUHS community that has experienced sexual misconduct as a confidential resource. Communications with the confidential advisor will be kept confidential in all circumstances, except where disclosures under state and federal laws are mandated. This individual has undergone appropriate training in compliance with the Illinois Preventing Violence Act and is required to report non-identifiable information to the Title IX Coordinator, in order to ensure statistics are reported in an accurate and timely manner.

The confidential advisor, as appropriate and after receiving written permission from the survivor, may serve as a liaison between the survivor and local law enforcement, the survivor and the Title IX Coordinator, assist in securing reasonable accommodations or interim measures and may accompany the survivor during the NUHS informal or formal resolution processes.

The confidential advisor will provide the survivor with the following resources:

  • 'Survivor Rights' under Illinois or Florida law
  • Information on protective orders and civil no contact orders
  • Local and government crisis and counseling resources
  • Local law enforcement contact information
  • NUHS Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • How to make a report of sexual misconduct at NUHS

Responsible Employees:

Any NUHS employee (Illinois or Florida site) other than the Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Deputy Coordinators or the designated Confidential Advisor for the Illinois site is considered a Responsible Employee. The Office of Civil Rights defines responsible employees as any employee who:

(a) has the authority to take action to redress sexual harassment/misconduct;

(b) who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual harassment/misconduct or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate designee; (c) who a student reasonably believes has the authority or duty.

NUHS understands that a student, employee or third party may choose to make a report to an NUHS Responsible Employee for various reasons. That person may have limited interaction with NUHS employees, may have developed a professional relationship with a particular employee and feels comfortable bringing forward his/her concern, may need immediate attention and interacts with the first employee they encounter, or may not know where a complaint should be filed.

It is important to recognize that any person making a complaint to a Responsible Employee is not making a "confidential" complaint, but instead a complaint that will be kept "private" and shared with the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible.

Bystander Intervention:

A bystander is any person who is present at an event or incident but does NOT take part. Bystander Intervention involves developing the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene in a situation when someone needs help. It allows individuals to send powerful messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior at NUHS.

The 5 Step Decision-Making Model:

  1. Notice the Event
  2. Interpret the Event as a problem
  3. Take personal responsibility to intervene
  4. Decide how you are going to intervene
  5. Decide to intervene

Rules and Tips for Bystander Intervention:

  • Do NOT put yourself at risk.
  • Do NOT make the situation worse.
  • Intervene at the earliest point possible
  • Look for early warning signs of trouble
  • Intervening does not always mean confronting
  • Ask for help!

3 "D's" of Bystander Intervention:

Direct:
Directly intervening, in the moment, to prevent a problem situation from happening

Delegate:
Seeking help from another individual, often someone who is authorized to represent others, such as a
police officer or campus official.

Distract:
Interrupting the situation without directly confronting the offender.

Through the collective efforts of the NUHS Community, we can continue to ensure a safe learning environment and workplace!

Resources

For information about complaint management for victims, see Title IX and Sex Discrimination Policy.  

Further information about Title IX and sex discrimination in education is available from the Office of Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100 (by Customer Service Hotline: 800-421-3481; fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 877-521-2172; email: OCR@ed.gov; or on the web, at http://www.ed.gov/ocr).

NUHS strictly prohibits retaliation against any individual who brings a good faith complaint under this policy or participates in any portion of a Title IX investigation. Retaliatory conduct violates not only the University's Non-Retaliation Policy and Title IX, but may also violate state and federal law.

Resources for Victims of Sexual Misconduct

Download printable version of Title IX Overview and Resources

The University urges anyone who has been sexually assaulted to seek support as soon as possible to minimize and treat physical harm, assist with processing the unique and complex emotional aftermath, and help preserve and understand options for pressing charges. Even for someone who does not wish to report the event to the police or pursue disciplinary action, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is important. At any point that an individual is ready to come forward, the University is prepared to help her or him.

NUHS has created brochures with contact information and bystander intervention tips to assist the NUHS community:

Survivor's Rights

  • To receive concise information regarding crime victim's rights:
  • To report or not report the alleged incident to NUHS or law enforcement.
  • To request NUHS to assist you in contacting local law enforcement.
  • To make a confidential report to the NUHS confidential advisor and/or Title IX coordinator.
  • To make a confidential report to a mental health counselor or clergy.
  • To request NUHS provide you with interim protective measures.
  • To receive a resolution complaint summary from NUHS through the NUHS Title IX and Sex Discrimination Policy found at:
    www.nuhs.edu/extras/policies/Title_IX_and_Sex_Discrimination_Policy.pdf
  • To request NUHS assist you in seeking assistance through community-based, state and national sexual assault crisis centers referenced below in the resource section and receive that information with 12 hours of filing a complaint.
  • To receive free medical forensic exams at the hospitals located below:
    • Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515 - (630) 275-5900
    • St. Petersburg Hospital, 6500 28th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 - (727) 384-1414

Campus Security

Illinois

Florida

Security from
on-campus phone
Ext. 311

Security Cell Phone
(630) 927-9957

Security from
on­-campus phone
Ext. 2560

Security Office
(727) 791-2560

Police (Non-Emergency)

Illinois

Florida

Lombard, IL
Police Department
(630) 620-5955

DuPage County, IL
Sheriff's Office
(630) 682-7256

Pinellas Park, FL
Police Department
(727) 541-0758

Pinellas County, FL
Sheriff's Office
(727) 582-6200

Rape Crisis, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse

Illinois

Florida

National

IL Coalition Against Sexual Assault
(217) 753‐4117
www.icasa.org

Rape Victim Advocates
(312) 443‐9603
www.rapevictimadvocates.org

Suncoast Center
(727) 530-7273
www.suncoastcenter.org

FL Council Against Sexual Violence
(850) 297‐2000
www.fcasv.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673
www.rainn.org

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov/std

AIDS National Hotline
1-800-342-2437

Sexual and Domestic Abuse Outreach and Advocacy

Illinois

Florida

National

Family Shelter Services
(630) 221-8290
www.familyshelterservice.org

Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault
(217) 753-8081
www.prariecasa.org

Suncoast Center Abuse Hotline
1-800-962-2873
www.suncoastcenter.org

FL Council Against Sexual Violence
(850) 297‐2000
www.fcasv.org

FL Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-500-1119
www.fcadv.org

National Sexual Violence Center
1-877-739-3895
www.nsvrc.org

National Domestic Violence Helpline
1-800-799-7233
www.thehotline.org

National Resources Center for Child Protective Services
(704) 845-2121
www.nrccps.org

Stalking Resources

Illinois

Florida

National

Illinois Stalking Law:
www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center/stalking-laws/criminal-stalking-laws-by-state/illinois#3

Florida Stalking Law:
www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center/stalking-laws/criminal-stalking-laws-by-state/florida#48

National Stalking Resource Center
(202) 467-8700
www.nsvrc.org

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Illinois

Florida

National

DuPage County Crisis Intervention Unit
(630) 627-1700
www.dupagehealth.org

NAMI of DuPage County
(630) 752-0066
www.namidupage.org

IL Health & Human Services Helpline
1-800-843-6154
www.dhs.state.il.us

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
(630) 971-3927
www.ywcachicago.org

Suncoast Center
(727) 388-1220
www.suncoastcenter.org

University of South Florida Psychological Services Center
(813) 974-2496
www.psc.usf.edu

National Alliance on Mental Health
1-800-950-6264
www.nami.org

Victims' Rights and Resources

National

The National Center for Victims of Crime
(202) 467-8700
www.victimesofcrime.org

Not Alone
www.notalone.gov

Responsible Employees

Any NUHS employee (Illinois or Florida site) other than the Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Deputy Coordinators or the designated Confidential Advisor for the Illinois site is considered a Responsible Employee. The Office of Civil Rights defines responsible employees as any employee who:

(a) has the authority to take action to redress sexual harassment/misconduct;

(b) who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual harassment/misconduct or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate designee;

(c) who a student reasonably believes has the authority or duty.

NUHS understands that a student, employee or third party may choose to make a report to an NUHS Responsible Employee for various reasons. That person may have limited interaction with NUHS employees, may have developed a professional relationship with a particular employee and feels comfortable bringing forward his/her concern, may need immediate attention and interacts with the first employee they encounter, or may not know where a complaint should be filed.

It is important to recognize that any person making a complaint to a Responsible Employee is not making a "confidential" complaint, but instead a complaint that will be kept "private" and shared with the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible. If you receive a complaint, please notify the Title IX Coordinator via phone (630-889-6607) or email (tmchugh@nuhs.edu) immediately. If the Title IX Coordinator is not available, please notify campus security immediately (630-927-9957).  

NUHS has developed several resources a responsible employee may wish to refer to when receiving a complaint.

It is important to recognize that any person making a complaint to a Responsible Employee is not making a "confidential" complaint, but instead a complaint that will be kept "private" and shared with the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible.

Policy

For more information about the NUHS policy against sexual discrimination and complaint management for victims, see Title IX and Sex Discrimination Policy.

NUHS Title IX Statement Against Sex Discrimination

NUHS is committed to providing equal access to educational and employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity status, or ancestry. As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations, NUHS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity status in its educational programs and activities. In addition, NUHS is committed to providing an environment free of sexual harassment and will not tolerate sexual harassment activity by any NUHS employee, student or third party (including individuals conducting business with NUHS). If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct by a member of the NUHS community, you are encouraged to report such misconduct immediately. NUHS will act promptly and impartially to address claims of sexual misconduct and discrimination in order to remedy the potential effects.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Statement

NUHS prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, as defined by federal law, applicable local state laws and NUHS policy, and reaffirms its commitment to maintain a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the NUHS community.

Clery Act Statement

NUHS complies with its obligations pursuant to the Clery Act. NUHS' Combined Report: Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report can be found under the consumer information section of the NUHS website.

Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics act, the following personnel are authorized to receive criminal complaints:

Illinois: NUHS Security Officers are authorized to receive criminal complaints, as well as any NUHS employee. If a report is received by any person other than an NUHS Security Officer, it is the responsibility of that employee to immediately notify the NUHS Security Officer on duty as soon as possible.

Florida: St. Petersburg College (SPC) Security Officers are authorized to receive criminal complaints, as well as any NUHS employee. If a report is received by any person other than an SPC Security Officer, it is the responsibility of that employee to immediately notify the SPC Security Officer on duty as soon as possible.