Waubonsee is committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, putting forth every effort to uphold the spirit of the law and promote the physical and emotional well-being of our community.

Waubonsee prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct (e.g., sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment), relationship violence (e.g. dating and domestic violence) and stalking. These offenses are illegal and will not be tolerated.

Waubonsee’s Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators are:

Michele Needham
Executive Director of Human Resources
(Title IX Coordinator)
(630) 466-2367
mneedham@waubonsee.edu

Melinda Tejada, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Development
(Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
(630) 466-2590
mtejada@waubonsee.edu

Dr. Scott Peska
Assistant Vice President of Student Services
(Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
(630) 466-2363
speska@waubonsee.edu

Julie Olczyk
Employee Relations Manager
(Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
(630) 466-2771
jolczyk@waubonsee.edu

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What to do as a Student

If you, or someone you care about is a victim of harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct, you must know:

• It is NEVER your fault
• Support is available (see below)
• Medical exams are available to sexual assault victims at NO COST
• Confidentiality is available through Mutual Ground (see below)
• Individual accommodations may be made to ensure a safe learning environment
• To make a formal complaint, complete a Waubonsee Intervention Form (WIF) below

STUDENT RESOURCES

• Police (24/7) for Emergencies:  9-1-1
• Campus Police:  (630) 466-2552
• Waubonsee Counselors:  (630) 466-2361
• Waubonsee Title IX Coordinator:  (630) 466-2367
• Waubonsee Student Talk Line (24/7):  (630) 264-0394
• Mutual Ground “Confidential Advisor” Hotline (24/7):  (630) 897-0080

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What to do as an Employee

“I am a Mandatory Reporter. If harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct are shared with me, I am required to report the information to the college.”

When a student seems troubled:

• Be supportive
• Provide resource information (see below)
• Offer to call or walk the student to Counseling when possible

If a disclosure is made:

• Do all of the above AND complete a Waubonsee Intervention Form (WIF) within 24 hours
• When in doubt…REPORT

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

• Police (24/7) for Emergencies:  9-1-1
• Campus Police:  (630) 466-2552
• Waubonsee Counselors:  (630) 466-2361
• Waubonsee Title IX Coordinator:  (630) 466-2367
• Waubonsee Student Talk Line (24/7):  (630) 264-0394
• Mutual Ground “Confidential Advisor” Hotline (24/7):  (630) 897-0080

HOW TO REPORT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Reporting is easily done by filling out the Formal Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, ADA/Section 504 or Sexual Misconduct Report.

Complete the Formal Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, ADA/Section 504 or Sexual Misconduct Report

Reports will be reviewed by the Title IX Coordinators to determine next steps. We encourage any member of the community to file a report if they learn of a potential violation of the Sexual Misconduct policy.

Please note that Title IX Coordinators have limited confidentiality and are legally mandated to report in many instances. Please see Confidential Advisors if confidentiality is desired.

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