The Title IX Coordinator is appointed by the President and is responsible for monitoring, advising, and overseeing all complaints involving discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review or administration of any aforementioned complaints. The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for assessing the campus climate, coordinating any remedial or interim measures, and providing training and education to campus community members.
The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet and provide assistance to individuals who believe they have been a target or victim of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, but the Title IX Coordinator is not an emergency contact person that provides immediate assistance for anyone who is a victim of sexual misconduct or is a victim of a crime. The Title IX Coordinator is adequately trained to deal with issues arising from discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct 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, harassment, and sexual misconduct complaint processes.
CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT SERVICES
For confidential support services, please contact the SAAFE Office who provides services to victims of sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Contact Paula Dranger at the SAAFE Office at 219.464.6860 or Paula.Dranger@valpo.edu. For emergencies, call 219.929.7087.
Other confidential support services include:
- Counseling Center – 219.465.5002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- University Pastors – 219.464.5093
- Student Health Center – 219.464.5060
- National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800.656.HOPE
Non-confidential resources include:
- Title IX Coordinator
- Valparaiso University Police
- Office of Residential Life
- Office of Student Affairs
- Resident Assistants
- Administrative Staff
If you report an incident of discrimination, harassment, or misconduct to a non-confidential party, the non-confidential party will protect your privacy by limiting the people with whom he or she shares what you tell them. However, non-confidential resources cannot guarantee complete confidentiality, as they must promptly notify the University’s Title IX Coordinator about the basic facts of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct incidents. University employees may notify the Title IX Coordinator of such incidents by completing the Title IX Intake Form.
Contact Valparaiso University Police Department at 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 incidents of sexual violence that take place after hours, contact 219.929.7087 for immediate assistance.
For more information look at our Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF) or contact a Discrimination Complaint Advisor (PDF).