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Title IX at SXU

As a Catholic university sponsored by the Conference for Mercy Higher Education and the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier affirms the basic human dignity of all persons, including the right to be free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. In support of this fundamental belief, and in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University prohibits discrimination in all educational programs and activities on the basis of sex and gender.

Programs and activities protected under Title IX include academic programs, admissions, athletics, financial aid, housing, career services, counseling and health services, student activities and employment.

View the Sexual Misconduct Resource pages.

What Does Title IX DO?

Title IX prohibits:

  • Sex or gender discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual violence
  • Retaliation for filing a complaint

Examples of prohibited behavior include:

  • Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature
  • Physical assault or coerced sexual activity
  • Pressure or demand for sexual favors
  • Obscene phone calls, gestures, texts or email

How Do I File a Complaint?

Any student who believes they have been subjected to any of the above behaviors from another student, faculty or staff member, or third party affiliated with SXU may contact:

  • Any responsible University employee
  • The Department of Public Safety (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year)
  • Keith O'Neill, Ph.D.
    Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
    Office: WAC L-103
    Phone: 773-298-3123
    Email: koneillFREESXU
  • Ken Alston
    Director of Athletics/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: Shannon Athletic Center
    Phone: 773-298-3101
    Email: alstonFREESXU
  • Gerry Horan
    Director of Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: Human Resources Building
    Phone: 773-298-3450
  • Brian Hotzfield
    Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: WAC A-226
    Phone: 773-298-3096
    Email: hotzfieldFREESXU
  • Katy Thompson
    Vice President for Student Life/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Office: WAC L-208
    Phone: 773-298-3977
    Email: thompsonFREESXU

Or complete a Sexual Misconduct Report. This report is immediately routed to the Office of the Dean of Students.