The Chicago School is committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning and working environment for all Community Members. Title IX, a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, helps to achieve this goal through prohibiting all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. The law reads, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination
under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” These impactful words help to guide The Chicago School's Title IX program.
Chicago School Community Members who have experienced sexual harassment including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking or who are aware of incidents experienced by other Chicago School Community Members should report the incident to the local police department immediately. Reporting sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to the police does not commit a Complainant to further action. However, the earlier an incident is reported, the easier it will be for the police to investigate, if the Complainant decides to proceed with criminal charges.
Chicago School Community Members may make a report to the Title IX Coordinator, a Responsible Employee, local law enforcement, or a medical professional. Chicago School Community Members may also contact a professional counselor or confidential advisor. The Chicago School encourages those impacted by sexual harassment to talk to someone identified in one or more of these groups.
While Chicago School Community Members are encouraged to use their own judgment regarding whom they chose to discuss reports of sexual harassment with, it is important to understand that The Chicago School can only investigate and respond to incidents of sexual harassment that are reported. A Complainant who at first requests confidentiality may later decide to file a complaint with The Chicago School or report the incident to local law enforcement and thus have it investigated.
To submit a report regarding a violation of the Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Title IX Policy, click here.
A Complainant is not required to report to law enforcement in order to receive assistance from or pursue any options within The Chicago School.
The Title IX Coordinator will provide information about available support services and resources and will assist the Complainant in notifying law enforcement, including the local police, if the Complainant elects to do so.
View The Chicago School's Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Title IX Policy
The Chicago School is committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning and working environment for all Community Members. As required by federal law, Title IX training is provided to Chicago School students at least twice during their academic journeys:
Mandatory, online training is provided within a student's first year of their academic program. A student with training to complete will receive an email from Title IX @ The Chicago School whose sender name includes admin@2144h63kjhb4lb35kj14b5k1j with subject line: Mandatory Title IX Training from The Chicago School. A student is required to complete the training within 30 days of receipt of the first email.
For questions, contact [email protected].
Jennifer Stripe Portillo Title IX Coordinator (213) 615-7264
Daniel Esquivel Deputy Title IX Coordinator (213) 283-4267