Aurora University

Responsible University Personnel

  1. Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Title IX Coordinators

    The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to whom it has delegated day-to-day responsibility for this Policy. Contact information for the University’s Title IX Coordinator is below:

    Jessica Nunez, Behavioral Intervention Team Case Manager and Title IX Coordinator
    Office location: 107 Wellness Center
    Phone: 630-844-7558
    Email: jnunez@aurora.edu

    The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementing and monitoring compliance with Title IX, VAWA, and the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act on behalf of the University. This includes coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for the handling of suspected or alleged violations of this Policy. The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining documentation of all reports of incidents of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence, and for establishing a protocol for recordkeeping of such incidents.

    In addition, the following members of the University community have been designated to assist with the development, enforcement, and compliance of this Policy:

    Jim Hamad, Vice President for Athletics and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
    Office location: 247 Alumni Hall
    Phone: 630-844-4910
    Email: jhamad@aurora.edu

    Dr. Kate Herrick, Vice President for Academics and Student Life GWC and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
    Office location: 203 Meyer Hall
    Phone: 262-245-8581
    Email: kherrick@aurora.edu

    Chris Smith, Director of Residence Life and Assistant Title IX Coordinator
    Office location: Founders House Room 105
    Phone: 630-844-6143
    Email: csmith@aurora.edu

    Any inquiries regarding Title IX, the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, or the University’s Policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or to one of the Assistant Title IX Coordinators identified above.

    Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for additional information.

    Office for Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office
    500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
    Chicago, IL 60661-4544
    Telephone: 312-730-1560
    ocr@ed.gov

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Chicago District Office
    1500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000
    Chicago, IL 60661
    Telephone: 800-669-4000