Title IX Information

DeVry University’s (DeVry) community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex and gender-based harassment, discrimination and misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others. Sex and gender-based misconduct will not be tolerated at DeVry.

DeVry is committed to fostering an environment where any alleged violation of this policy is promptly reported and complaints are resolved in a fair and timely manner. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, protective and other supportive measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the community are remedied.  Anyone who believes they are a victim of sex or gender-based misconduct should report the incident as soon as possible in addition to seeking immediate medical and/or safety assistance.

Find out more about the Title IX Information available to you.

Title IX Coordinator

DeVry’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of DeVry’s Sex and Gender Based Misconduct Response and Prevention policy (Policy) and is designated to receive and investigate alleged violations of the policy.  The Title IX Coordinator will work with campus administration to identify and initiate strategies intended to remedy the effects on the victim and DeVry community to the extent possible and reasonable to prevent reoccurrence of similar misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Paul Herbst
Title IX Coordinator
1200 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
TitleIX@devry.edu
630-960-8019

Barbara Bickett
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Barbara.Bickett@devry.edu
630-515-5852

Campus Administration

Alleged violations of DeVry’s Policy can be reported to any DeVry colleague. All DeVry colleagues are considered responsible employees and are required to report any actual or suspected violations of DeVry’s Policy to the Title IX Coordinator. A list of campus complaint and conduct administrations can be found in the Student Handbook.

Online Reporting

DeVry offers an online reporting system managed by a third party vendor, NAVEX Global, Inc., which encourages members of the DeVry community to come forward with questions or concerns, including allegations of sexual misconduct. Reports can be made anonymously or individuals may disclose their contact information. DeVry will investigate all reports, but the use of anonymous reporting may limit DeVry’s ability to conduct a full investigation. Online reports can be made here.

DeVry offers mental health counseling services through third parties. Students may seek support through ASPIRE at 888-470-1531 or via info@myASPIREonline.com and colleagues may seek support 24 hours a day, seven days a week through United Health Care’s Colleague Assistance Program at 866-248-4096 or www.liveandworkwell.com. Any individual may access national and community resources with services including, but not limited to, counseling, medical attention, crisis intervention, and legal assistance.

National Organizations

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)  
800-656-4673
//www.rainn.org/
RAINN is one the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organizations and created the National Sexual Assault Hotline.  RAINN operates the hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

1in6    
//1in6.org/helpline/
1in6’s mission is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier and happier lives, and to help their loved ones by providing additional support, information, and resources. 1in6 has partnered with RAINN to provide a helpline.

National Domestic Violence Hotline  
800-799-7233
//www.thehotline.org/
The confidential and free of cost hotline is available 24/7 to callers.  The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.  The organization offers referral services in more than 200 languages.

VictimConnect Resource Center    
855-484-2846
//victimconnect.org/
The VictimConnect Resources Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially.  The organization serves victims of crime in the United States and will refer victims to the most appropriate local or national resources based on their experience and needs.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline    
800-273-8255
//suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Loveisrespect
//www.loveisrespect.org/
Loveisrespect engages, educates and empowers young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.  The organization offers support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.  Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Local Organizations

DeVry University’s Annual Disclosures contain contact information on organizations located near each campus and center. The Title IX Coordinator can also be contacted for a list of local resources and may assist in locating alternative resources when someone is not located near a campus.

Investigations into violations of DeVry’s Sex and Gender-Based Response and Prevention Policy begin when the Title IX Coordinator receives notice of an alleged violation. The Title IX Coordinator will make an initial assessment and may take any of the following actions:

  • If the report, if substantiated, constituted a violation of this policy, the Title IX Coordinator will determine appropriate supportive measures and initiate an investigation.
  • If the report, even if substantiated, would not rise to the level of a policy violation or after consulting with the reporting party about participation in an investigation, the Title IX Coordinator may not conduct a full investigation.
  • Refer the report to another office if it is determined the report is outside of the scope of the policy.

When a formal investigation is initiated, the Title IX Coordinator will interview the reporting and responding party. Both parties will have the opportunity to provide witnesses and submit evidence pertaining to the allegation. At the conclusion of the investigation, a report is provided to a panel to determine responsibility. If a student is found responsible for violating DeVry’s Policy, the range of sanctions that may be imposed can be found in the Student Handbook and both parties will have the opportunity to appeal the outcome.

DeVry University is committed to creating a community where all individuals enjoy freedom from discrimination on the basis of sex, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Sex discrimination includes discrimination based on childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and recovery from these conditions.

The University provides the same accommodations to a pregnant/parenting student that it provides to a student with a temporary medical condition. Support is provided for pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and recovery from these conditions. A student who foresees any educational issues related to a pregnancy is encouraged to notify the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible.

The choice to declare a pregnancy is voluntary. By doing so, the student and the Title IX Coordinator can collaborate and develop an appropriate plan for the continuation of the student’s education in light of the unique nature of the University’s programs, as well as particular challenges the student may face while pregnant or when recovering from childbirth. The University’s Title IX Coordinator will partner with the Office of Student Disability Services to implement services and support. Additional information on Title IX and Pregnancy can be found on the Department of Education’s website.