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Special Note for Summer 2020

The Title IX Office will continue to operate on a full-time basis during the Summer of 2020. In an effort to comply with national, state, and institutional interim guidelines on social distancing to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Title IX Coordinator will be available for meetings in person only by appointment. Individuals seeking assistance may also choose to meet via teleconference. Meeting requests or other requests for information may be submitted through the online reporting form (above) or by e-mail to


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


Annual Community Report

The Title IX Office produces an annual report for the community describing reporting data, case management outcomes, survey data, and prevention & education initiatives. 

Cover page of the Title IX annual report for 2019-20


View the 2019-20 Annual Report on Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence 

View the 2018-19 Annual Report on Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence


Note that this is NOT the university's Annual Security Report (Clery Report), which can be found here


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


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