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What is Title IX?

Title IX is part of the 1972 re-authorization of the Higher Education Act and stipulates that “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.” Title IX requires all schools receiving federal financial assistance to take reasonable steps to create a safe, nondiscriminatory learning environment.

If discrimination based on sex occurs, John Carroll University will take immediate action to end the discrimination, remedy its effects, and prevent its future recurrence.


University Policies & Procedures

Students, faculty and staff may review the following policies and procedures to help determine if a Title IX concern is in issue: Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence Policy, the Complaint Resolution Process, and/or the Mandatory Reporting Policy.


Title IX Coordinator

Eric Butler, J.D. serves as the Title IX Coordinator for John Carroll University. He ensures that all campus constituencies receive appropriate training and reviews all reported allegations of sex discrimination, including alleged violations of the University's Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence Policy. Any concerns about possible violations should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.


Contact the Title IX Coordinator:
Online Reporting Form


U.S. Department of Education

Concerns regarding the institution's compliance with Title IX may also be addressed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The contact information for the local field office is:

Michigan, Ohio Office for Civil Rights,
Cleveland Office
U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Avenue
Suite 325
Cleveland, OH 44115
Telephone: (216) 522-4970
Facsimile: (216) 522-2573


How to file a complaint