Title IX Coordinator
Barbara Schmidt

The Title IX Coordinator is appointed by the President and responsible for overseeing all complaints involving discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review or administration of any aforementioned complaints. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet and provide assistance to individuals who believe they have been discriminated against, sexually harassed, or assaulted but the Title IX Coordinator is not an emergency contact person that provides immediate assistance for anyone who has been assaulted or is a victim of a crime. The Title IX Coordinator is adequately trained to deal with issues arising from discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault on campus, has a thorough understanding of the grievance processes, and is available as a general resource in addition to overseeing the administration of a discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault complaint processes. The current Title IX Coordinator is Barbara Schmidt. Her office is located at 102D Heritage Hall and she can be contacted at 219.465.7903 (office) or Title9@valpo.edu.

EMERGENCIES – Contact Valparaiso University Police Department (219.464.5430) or proceed to the emergency room. Students may also contact the Counseling Center’s Crisis Response Line at 219.464.5002 or Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education (SAAFE) at 219.464.6789, or after hours 219.929.7087, for immediate assistance.

For more information look at our
Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Assault Policy
or contact a Discrimination Complaint Advisor.



Informal Complaint Student Response Form

Formal Complaint Employee Response Form



The Bias Incident Report is a form to report non-emergency bias incidents towards students.  In case of emergency, please call 911.  A bias incident is "an act against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion."