Syllabus Statement on Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Bias

John Carroll University is committed to fostering a learning and working environment based upon open communication, mutual respect, and ethical and moral values consistent with Jesuit and Catholic traditions. The University seeks to provide an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment, including sexual harassment. If you have experienced sexual harassment/assault/misconduct based upon gender/sex/sexual orientation, and you share this with a faculty member, the faculty member must notify the Title IX Coordinator, Kendra Svilar, J.D., who will discuss options with you. She can be reached by email at or (216) 397-1559. For more information about your options and resources, please go to

If you have experienced bias or discrimination based on race, age, sex*, sexual orientation*, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or any factor protected by law, you are encouraged to report this via the Bias Reporting System at to Dr. Terry Mills, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, or at, or (216) 397-4455. For more information about the University commitment to diversity and inclusion, please see

*You can report concerns anonymously through the Bias Reporting System.


Statement updated August 19, 2015.