Aurora University

Reporting to the University

The University strongly encourages individuals, including third party bystanders, to report incidents of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence prohibited under this Policy to the Title IX Coordinator, an Assistant Title IX Coordinator or other University employee. With the exception of the Confidential Advisors and the other confidential resources identified directly above, all other University employees, as well as students working as Peer Advisors, Resident Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and Campus Safety personnel, who receive a report of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, or interpersonal violence in the context of their employment are required to report all the details of the incident (including the identities of both the complainant and alleged responding party) to the Title IX Coordinator.

The University will promptly and equitably investigate all suspected or alleged violations of this Policy. Although there is no specific time limit for reporting a suspected violation of this Policy, an individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to conduct that violates this Policy is encouraged to contact the appropriate official as soon as possible after the alleged or suspected violation to discuss the available options for proceeding. Prompt reporting is strongly encouraged as it becomes more difficult to compile information relating to a grievance as the time increases between the alleged or suspected incident(s) and the report of the incident(s).

  1. How to Make a Report

    In addition to notifying a non-confidential University employee, incidents of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence may be reported to:

    • Title IX Coordinator, Mary Weis, Vice President for Human Resources
      Office location: 104 Eckhart Hall
      Phone: 630-844-3866

    • Assistant Title IX Coordinators

      Ann Almasi-Bush, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
      Office location: 105A Eckhart Hall
      Phone: 630-844-4578

      Dr. Amy Gray, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
      Office location: 310C Eckhart Hall
      Phone: 630-844-5467

      Dr. Kate Herrick, Dean of Academic and Student Life GWC and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
      Office location: Meyer Hall
      Phone: 262-245-8581

      Shaun Neitzel, Dean of Student Life and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
      Office location: 105 Eckhart Hall
      Phone: 630-844-6515

      Nicole Pieart, Assistant Athletic Director/Student Well-being and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
      Office location: 245 Alumni Hall
      Phone: 630-844-6174

    • Aurora University Department of Campus Public Safety

      1408 Southlawn Place, Aurora, IL 60506
      630-844-5450 (emergency)
      630-844-6140 (non-emergency)

    • For Employees: The Employee Assistance Program (800-272-7255)

      Reports may be submitted in person, in writing, electronically, or anonymously, and may be submitted by complainants, third parties, or bystanders.

      Electronic reports can be submitted via the University Sexual Misconduct webpage. The report can be submitted anonymously. Upon filing an electronic report, the electronic reporter (if not anonymous) will receive an electronic response within 12 hours.

      If you are in immediate danger, call 911 for the Aurora Police Department. The non-emergency number for the Aurora Police Department is 630-256-5000. The Aurora University Campus Public Safety Department can also connect you to the Aurora Police Department. See Section VII below for more information on reporting to law enforcement.

  2. Privacy of Reports

    The privacy of all parties involved in complaints or reports of sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence prohibited by this Policy will be respected to the extent permitted under relevant law. Information related to a complaint or report of a violation of this Policy will be shared only with those University employees who need to know to assist in the investigation and/or resolution of the matter pursuant to the University’s Investigation and Resolution Procedures. All University employees who are involved in the review, investigation or resolution of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence complaints will receive specific training regarding the safeguarding of private information.