North Central College - Naperville, IL

Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)

Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)
"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." Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Each college or university receiving Federal financial assistance must designate at least one professional employee as the Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance efforts and investigate any complaint of sex discrimination.

At North Central, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX for the College.  Major duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring the following areas:

  • Admissions and Recruitment
  • Educational Programs and Activities
    • Housing
    • Comparable facilities
    • Participation in curricular and extra-curricular activities
    • Financial assistance
    • Student employment assistance
    • Health services and student insurance
    • Marital or parental status
    • Athletics and physical education

Adoption of procedures to provide prompt and equitable resolution of complaints is a critical function of the Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator assists individuals alleging sexual harassment or discrimination in filing their grievance(s). The Coordinator also works in conjunction with other College officials through a vibrant Title IX Committee focused on prevention and policy development.

Reporting and grievance procedures for all forms of sexual misconduct including, sexual assault, rape, dating violence and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment can be found in the College's Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation policy found here. For additional resources and information click here.

You may contact the Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Deputy Coordinators with complaints or concerns about Title IX compliance (contact information below).

For confidential reports of sexual misconduct, resources and options, contact the College's Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator at 630-637-5113. Alternatively, anonymous complaints or concerns regarding sexual misconduct may be submitted to the Campus Conduct Hotline by calling 866-943-5787.

The Title IX Coordinator at North Central College, Rebecca Gordon, is assisted by five (5) Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Rebecca Gordon
OM 532


Title IX Coordinator




Kevin McCarthy
OM 503
Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Deputy Coordinator  
Sharon Merrill
OM 511
Assistant Director of Human Resources and Title IX Deputy Coordinator  
Susan Kane
MF 106C
Assistant Athletic Director and Title IX Deputy Coordinator  
Jeremy Gudauskas
OM 522
Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Dr. Francine Navakas
OM 534
Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English; Director of Integrative Programs; Associate Academic Dean and Title IX Deputy Coordinator  


Updated May 27, 2016