NIU employees are Responsible Employees. The university will not tolerate sex discrimination in the form of sexual misconduct. Under Title IX, a Responsible Employee must report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
You are a responsible employee if:
As a Responsible Employee you are required to advise a student and/or employee of your obligation to:
When reporting an incident to the Title IX Coordinator, you should be prepared to discuss:
Here are important tips on how to help a student or employee discuss a report of sexual misconduct.
Support them by actively listening.
Inform the victim/survivor of your reporting obligations as a responsible employee.
Refer the victim/survivor to confidential resources that are available.
Report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.
Obtain support for yourself.