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Standards for Addressing Title IX Matters

Effective July 1, 2014

A. Scope and Purpose

This Standard supports the University’s Anti-Harassment and Equal Access, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies (the “Policies”) and the Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment (the “Procedures”).

B. Title IX Coordinator

The University has designated Alysa Christmas Rollock to serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator for each of the Regional Campuses is as follows:  Purdue University Calumet: Linda Knox; Purdue University North Central: Laura Odom; and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne: Christine Marcuccilli.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Title IX Coordinator for each campus will be informed of all reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking and Relationship Violence.

Each Title IX Coordinator is:

  • Responsible for oversight of the investigation and resolution of all reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking and Relationship Violence involving students, staff and faculty;
  • Knowledgeable and trained in University policies and procedures and relevant state and federal laws;
  • Available to advise any individual, including a Complainant, a Respondent or a third party, about the courses of action available at the University, both informally and formally, and in the community;
  • Available to provide assistance to any University employee regarding how to respond appropriately to a report of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking or Relationship Violence;
  • Responsible for monitoring full compliance with all procedural requirements, record keeping and timeframes outlined in the Policies, the Procedures, and this Standard; and
  • Responsible for overseeing training, prevention and education efforts and annual reviews of climate and culture.

Each Title IX Coordinator is supported by a campus Title IX team. Members of this interdepartmental team include the Title IX Coordinator and any Deputy Title IX Coordinators. In addition, based on the role of the Complainant and/or the Respondent, the members of the team could include a representative from the campus police department, Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Institutional Equity and/or Human Resources. Composition of the team will be limited to a small circle of individuals who “need to know” in order to implement the provisions of the Policies, the Procedures and this Standard.

Inquiries or complaints concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the United States Department of Education.

Contact Information:

    Calumet:

    Title IX Coordinator – Linda B. Knox

    219-989-3169

    Lawshe Hall, Room 231
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN 46323
    Linda.knox@purduecal.edu

    Fort Wayne:

    Title IX Coordinator – Christine M. Marcuccilli

    260-481-6106

    Kettler Hall, Room 110P
    2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
    Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    marcuccc@ipfw.edu

    North Central:

    Title IX Coordinator – Laura Odom

    219-785-5545

    Schwarz Hall, Room 25C
    1401 S. U.S. Highway 421
    Westville, IN 46391
    odoml@pnc.edu

    West Lafayette:

    Title IX Coordinator – Alysa Christmas Rollock

    765-494-5830

    Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 1029
    155 S. Grant St.
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
    titleix@purdue.edu

C. Reporting Options and Resources

A first step for any complainant or third party witness may be choosing how to proceed following an incident of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking and/or Relationship Violence. The University recognizes that deciding whether to make a report and choosing how to proceed can be difficult decisions. The University encourages any individual who has questions or concerns to seek the support of campus and community resources. These professionals can provide information about available resources and procedural options and assistance to either party in the event that a report and/or resolution under the Policies, the Procedures or this Standard are pursued. Individuals are encouraged to use all available resources, regardless of when or where the incident occurred.

The University is committed to treating all members of the community with dignity, care, and respect. Any individual affected by Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking or Relationship Violence, whether as a complainant, a respondent, or a third party, will have equal access to support consistent with their needs and available University resources.

Confidential Reporting Resources: Confidentiality means that information shared by an individual with designated campus or community professionals cannot be revealed to any other individual without express permission of the individual. Those campus and community professionals include medical providers, mental health providers, ordained clergy, and rape crisis counselors, all of whom have privileged confidentiality that has been recognized by the law. These individuals are prohibited from breaking confidentiality unless there is an imminent threat of harm to self or others, or the conduct involves suspected abuse of a minor under the age of 18. It is important to understand that any other University employee who is not designated as a confidential resource under this policy may be required to share a report of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking or Relationship Violence with the Title IX Coordinator. A list of on-campus confidential resources is listed in Appendix A to this Standard.

Non-Confidential Campus Reporting Resources and Mandatory Reporters: The University is committed to providing a variety of welcoming and accessible means so that all instances of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking and Relationship Violence will be reported. All University community members are encouraged to report all incidents of discrimination, harassment or retaliation directly to the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the campus Title IX team.

Some University employees are required to report all incidents of discrimination, harassment or retaliation directly to the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the campus Title IX team (“mandatory reporters”). Mandatory reporters receive annual required training to ensure that they understand their obligations and resources available to University community members who report such incidents. University employees who are mandatory reporters include faculty, supervisors, and other staff, administrators, and student employees who have significant responsibility for the welfare of students. Student employees who are required to share reports with the Title IX Coordinator include Resident Assistants. Mandatory reporters are required to share with the Title IX Coordinator all information they receive or of which become aware, including the identities of the parties, if known. The Title IX Coordinator will conduct an initial assessment of the incident or behavior at issue, the complainant’s desired course of action, and the necessity for any interim remedies or accommodations to protect the safety of the complainant or the community. A list of non-confidential campus reporting options, by campus, to whom individuals are encouraged to report any incidents is available in Appendix A.

Privacy: The privacy of the parties will be respected and safeguarded at all times. All University employees who are involved in the University’s Title IX response receive specific training and guidance about safeguarding private information. Privacy generally means that information related to a report of misconduct will only be shared with a limited circle of individuals. The use of this information is limited to those University employees who “need to know” in order to assist in the active review, investigation, or resolution of the report. While not bound by confidentiality, these individuals will be discreet and respect the privacy of all individuals involved in the process.

Release of Information: If a report of misconduct discloses a serious and immediate threat to the campus community, the University will issue a timely notification to the community to protect the health or safety of the community. The University may also share non-identifying information about reports received in aggregate form, including data about outcomes and sanctions. At no time will the University release the name of the complainant to the general public without the express consent of the complainant or as otherwise permitted or required by law.

Pursuant to the Clery Act, anonymous statistical information must be shared with the campus police department where required by the Clery Act. Annual Clery Act reporting to the U.S. Department of Education is required by educational institutions for certain offenses that have been reported at campus locations. The information contained in the Clery report tracks the number of Clery reportable offenses occurring at campus locations and does not include the names or any other identifying information about the persons involved in the incident.

All University proceedings are conducted in compliance with the requirements of Title IX, the Clery Act, the Campus SaVE Act, FERPA, state and local law, and University policy. No information shall be released from proceedings under the Policies, the Procedures or this Standard except as required or permitted by law and University policy. The University reserves the right to notify the parents/guardians of dependent students regarding any conduct situation, particularly probation, loss of housing, suspension, and expulsion.

Reporting to Law Enforcement: The University encourages complainants to pursue criminal action for incidents of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation Stalking and Relationship Violence that may also be crimes under state criminal statutes. (See http://www.purdue.edu/sexual_assault/what-it-is/indiana-law.html) The University will assist a complainant, at the complainant’s request, in contacting local law enforcement and will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a complainant decides to pursue the criminal process. A list of law enforcement resources for each campus is available in Appendix A.

Anonymous Reporting: Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation Stalking or Relationship Violence. A report can be made without disclosing one’s own name, identifying the respondent, or requesting any action. Depending on the level of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, anonymous reporting may impact the University’s ability to respond or take further action.

Anonymous reports can be made through the Whistleblower Hotline, an online reporting service that allows direct interaction with the Title IX Coordinator without providing identifying information. The Whistleblower Hotline can be accessed at: http://www.purdue.edu/hotline/ or by calling 1-866-818-2620.

As with all other reports, all anonymous reports will go to the Title IX Coordinator for review and appropriate response and action. Where there is sufficient information, the University will ensure that anonymous reports are reviewed and included for compliance with the Clery Act.

D. Counseling, Advocacy and Support Services

The University is committed to providing a number of support services to University community members who experience Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation Stalking or Relationship Violence incidents. Resources available to University community members include a variety of campus and community-based service providers and professionals.

Additionally, Purdue provides its students with professional staff who can assist students who have been subjected to Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation Stalking or Relationship Violence with academic and advocacy/support services. Professional staff within the Office of the Dean of Students is available to assist students with the following:

  • Coordination of services.
  • Academic adjustments, including processing absence notifications.
  • Housing reassignments and assistance with emergency housing needs.
  • Support during the campus disciplinary process, including in-person attendance at all meetings and ongoing in-person support.
  • Support during the law enforcement process, including in-person attendance at meetings with law enforcement and/or the Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Assistance in obtaining no-contact directives within the University.
  • Assistance in obtaining a protective order through the local court system.

A list of counseling, advocacy and other support services for each campus is listed in Appendix A.

Appendix A: Quick Reference Guide

Calumet Campus

Confidential Reporting Resources

Health Services Center

Gyte Annex, Room 34

M-F, Hours vary daily

219-989-2366

219-989-1235

PUC Counseling Center

Gyte Building, Room 005

M-Th., 8 am-5 pm

Fri. 8 am-4 pm

219-989-2366

Non-Confidential Reporting Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equity & Diversity

Lawshe Hall, Room 231

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

219-989-3169

219-989-2337

Police Department

6930 Wicker Ave.

Hammond, IN

24/7

219-989-2220

Office of the Dean of Students

SUBL 313

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

219-989-4141

Housing

2440 173rd Street

Hammond, IN

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

219-989-4150

Medical Services

Health Services Center

Gyte Annex, Room 034

M-F, Hours vary daily

219-989-2366

219-989-1235

Methodist Hospital

600 Grant St.

Gary, IN

24/7

219-886-4000

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

17800 S. Kedzie Ave.

Hazel Crest, IL

24/7

708-799-8000

St. Margaret Health – Hammond Emergency Dept.

5454 Hohman Ave.

Hammond, IN

24/7

219-933-2077

St. Margaret Health- Dyer Emergency Dept.

24 Joliet St.

Dyer, IN

24/7

219-864-2077

St. Anthony Health – Crown Point Emergency Dept.

1201 S. Main St.

Crown Point, IN

24/7

219-757-6310

St. Anthony Health – Michigan City Emergency Dept.

301 W. Homer St.

Michigan City, IN

24/7

219-877-1616

Chesterton Health & Emergency Center

770 Indian Boundary Rd.

Chesterton, IN

24/7

219-921-2012

Counseling Services

PUC Counseling Center

Gyte Building, Room 005

M-Th., 8 am – 5 pm

Fri., 8 am – 4 pm

219-989-2366

Advocacy and Support Services

Office of the Dean of Students

SULB

M-F - 8 am – 5 pm

219-989-4141

Community Resources

The Caring Place

Valparaiso, IN

24/7

219-464-2128

The Crisis Center, Inc.

Gary, IN

24/7

219-938-0900

800-519-0469

Law Enforcement Resources

Police Department

6930 Wicker Ave.

Hammond, IN

24/7

219-989-2220

Hammond Police Department

509 Douglas St.

Hammond, IN

24/7

219-853-6487

 

Fort Wayne Campus

Confidential Reporting Resources

IPFW Campus Clinic

Walb Student Union, Room 234

M-F,

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

260-481-5478

IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program

Walb Student Union, Room 113

M-F,

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

260-373-8060

800-721-8809

Non-Confidential Reporting Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Kettler Hall, Room 110P

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

260-481-6106

Police Department

Support Services Building

24/7

260-481-6827

Office of the Dean of Students

Walb Student Union, Room 111

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

260-481-6601

Student Housing

410 Crescent Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

260-481-4180

Medical Services

IPFW Campus Clinic

Walb Student Union, Room 234

M-F,

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

260-481-5478

Parkview Hospital

2200 Randallia Dr.

Fort Wayne, IN

24/7

260-373-4000

Counseling Services

IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program

Walb Student Union, Room 113

M-F,

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

260-373-8060

800-721-8809

Advocacy and Support Services

Office of the Dean of Students

Walb Student Union,

Room 111

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

260-481-6601

Community Resources

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

2270 Lake Ave., Suite 201

Fort Wayne, IN

24/7

260-423-2222

Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau Rape Crisis Hotline

2417 Fairfield

Fort Wayne, IN

24/7

260-426-7273

888-311-7273

YWCA Domestic Violence Crisis Line

1610 Spy Run

Fort Wayne, IN

24/7

260-447-7233

800-441-4073

Law Enforcement Resources

IPFW Police Department

Support Services Building

24/7

260-481-6827

Fort Wayne Police Department

1 E Main Street

Fort Wayne, IN

24/7

260-427-1222

 

North Central Campus

Confidential Reporting Resources

Director of Student Counseling

Library-Student-Faculty

Building, Room 103B

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

219-785-5373

Non-Confidential Reporting Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Schwarz Hall, Room 25C

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

219-785-5545

Police Department

Physical Facility/Campus Police Building, Room 101

24/7

219-785-5220

Office of the Dean of Students

Library-Student-Faculty

Building, room 103

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

219-785-5368

Medical Services

Chesterton Health & Emergency Center

770 Indian Boundary Rd.

Chesterton, IN

24/7

219-921-2000

IU Health LaPorte Hospital

1007 Lincolnway

LaPorte, IN

24/7

219-326-1234

IU Health Starke Hospital

102 E. Culver Road

Knox, IN

24/7

574-772-6231

Porter Hospital

85 E US-6 Frontage Rd.

Valparaiso, IN

24/7

219-263-4600

Methodist Hospital

8701 Broadway

Merrillville, IN

24/7

219-738-5510

St. Anthony’s

301 W. Homer St.

Michigan City, IN

24/7

219-879-8511

Counseling Services

Director of Student Counseling

Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 103B

M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm

219-785-5373

Advocacy and Support Services

Office of the Dean of Students

Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 103

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

219-785-5368

Community Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

N/A

24/7

800-799-SAFE  

(7233)

Crisis Hotline

LaPorte/Starke Counties

24/7

219-324-6263

Crisis Hotline

Lake County

24/7

219-938-0900

Victim’s Assistance Services

Porter County

M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

219-465-3408

Stepping Stones for Women

Michigan City, IN

24/7 (Crisis Hotline)

219-879-4615

800-248-1151

The Caring Place

Valparaiso, IN

24/7 (Crisis Hotline)

219-464-2128

800-933-0466

Law Enforcement Resources

PNC Police Department

Physical Facility/Campus Police Building, Room 101

24/7

219-785-5220

LaPorte County Sheriff

LaPorte, IN

24/7

219-326-7700

Westville Police Department

Westfield, IN

24/7

219-785-4177

 

West Lafayette Campus

Confidential Reporting Resources

Purdue Crisis Line

N/A

24/7

765-495-HELP (4357)

Student Health Center (PUSH)

601 Stadium Mall Dr.

West Lafayette, IN

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-1700

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

PUSH Room 246

PSYC Room 1120

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-6995

Non-Confidential Reporting Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Young Hall, Room 1029

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-5830

Police Department

Terry House

24/7

765-494-8221

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Schleman Hall, Basement

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-1250

University Residences

Smalley Center

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-1000

Medical Services

PUSH Women’s Clinic

PUSH

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-1700

PUSH Urgent Care

PUSH

M-F, 8 am – 8 pm

S/Su, 10 am – 6 pm

765-494-1724

St. Elizabeth Hospital – East

1701 S. Creasy Ln.,

Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-502-4000

St. Elizabeth Hospital – Central

1501 Hartford St.,

Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-423-6271

IU Health Arnett Hospital

5165 McCarty Lane

Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-448-8000

Counseling Services

CAPS

PUSH

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-6995

Advocacy and Support Services

Student Assistance Center

Schleman Hall, 2nd Floor

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

765-494-1747

Community Resources

Lafayette Crisis Center

1244 N. 15th Street

Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-742-0244

877-419-1632

YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Hotline

N/A

24/7

765-423-1118*

accepts collect calls

888-345-1118

Law Enforcement Resources

Police Department

205 S. Martin Jischke Dr.

West Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-494-8221

West Lafayette Police Dept.

711 W. Navajo St.

West Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-775-5200

Tippecanoe County Sheriff

2640 Duncan Road

Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-423-9388

Lafayette Police Dept.

20 N 6th Street

Lafayette, IN

24/7

765-807-1200