The Title IX Coordinator is appointed by the President and is responsible for overseeing all complaints involving 1) discrimination, 2) sexual harassment, or 3) sexual violence 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 victims of sexual violence, 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. For CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT SERVICES, please contact the SAAFE Office who provides services to victims of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Contact Paula Dranger at the SAAFE Office at 219-464-6860 or Paula.Dranger@valpo.edu. The Title IX Coordinator is adequately trained to deal with issues arising from discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence on campus, has a thorough understanding of the grievance processes, and is available as a general resource in addition to overseeing the implementation of the Nondiscrimination, Sexual Harassment, or Sexual Assault Policy. The current Title IX Coordinator is Luma Akiti. Her office is located at 136A Kretzmann Hall and she can be contacted at 219.464.6370 (office) or Title9@valpo.edu.
EMERGENCIES – Contact Valparaiso University Police Department (219.464.5430) or proceed to the Porter Hospital emergency room. During the daytime 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. hours, Monday through Friday, students may also contact the Counseling Center at 219.464.5002 or the Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education (SAAFE) Office at 219.464.6789. For sexual assaults that take place after hours, contact 219.929.7087 for immediate assistance.
For more information look at our
Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Assault Policy
or contact a Discrimination Complaint Advisor.
DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT COMPLAINT RESPONSE
The Bias Incident Report is a form to report the witnessing of a bias incident towards a student. It is for non-emergency purposes only. 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." Please note, if you are a victim and wish to enter into the process to adjudicate or resolve the incident, an informal or formal discrimination complaint must be filed using the forms above.