Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex/gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual and interpersonal violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX, as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.  John Carroll University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in employment, or in educational programs and activities that it operates.

John Carroll University has appointed a Title IX Coordinator to oversee the University’s response to Title IX complaints, develop training and education programs/materials for faculty, staff and students, as well as monitor trends and effectiveness of the University’s Title IX educational efforts. Questions regarding Title IX should be referred to:

Eric T. Butler, J.D.

Title IX Coordinator

John Carroll University

Administration Bldg., Room 127

1 John Carroll Blvd.

University Heights, OH 44118

(216) 397-1559


Additional information and questions regarding Title IX also may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting 1-800-421-3481 or

To view the Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy please click here .

Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Complaint Resolution Process 2018-2019


John Carroll University (“University”) will act on any formal or informal complaint or report of an alleged violation of the University’s Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Policy that is received by the Title IX Coordinator. These actions will include, as appropriate, steps to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence and address its effects.

This Complaint Resolution Process applies to all complaints brought within the scope of the University’s Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy regardless of the status of the parties involved, who may be:

  • members or non-members of the campus community
  • students
  • student groups, organizations, and teams
  • staff, or
  • faculty

This Complaint Resolution Process is the exclusive process for resolution of sexual harassment and interpersonal violence complaints brought under the University’s Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy. Click here to review full process.