Timely Tips: Responsible Employees under Title IX

At the beginning of the academic year, it’s a good time to remind all faculty and staff who have not been designated as confidential reporting resources that they are ‘responsible employees’ under Title IX. As responsible employees, faculty and staff are required to promptly report any information they may receive about sexual harassment, discrimination or assault to DePaul’s Title IX coordinator.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, or simply, Title IX, prohibits discrimination based on sex at any federally funded education program or activity. Once the university receives a sex discrimination report, it will respond in a prompt and equitable manner. 

Karen Tamburro is DePaul’s Title IX coordinator, and she works in conjunction with other areas at the university to investigate and address any complaints. Find office locations and contact information here.

It’s important to say again that faculty and staff are required by law to report any information they may learn about sexual harassment, discrimination or assault of a community member at DePaul. DePaul takes survivor confidentiality seriously, but because of the requirements of the law, responsible employees cannot guarantee confidentiality if harassment, discrimination or assault is reported to them.

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