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Title IX at Chicago State University

Chicago State University is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, and staff can work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination. Chicago State University is strongly opposed to discrimination, including sexual harassment, and such behavior is prohibited by University policy.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance….”  20 U.S.C. § 1681 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (1972).

Title IX is commonly thought of as pertaining to sports, but it is actually much broader. Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of a college or university. 

Chicago State University's Title IX Coordinator is:

Carla Madeleine Kupe-Arion

Associate General Counsel & Title IX Coordinator

Office of Legal Affairs

Phone: (773) 995-3582


Email: ckupe@csu.edu



Who Must Report?

All College employees (except for the confidential advisors below) who receive a complaint or learn of sexual assault, harassment, or gender discrimination must report the incident, even if the survivor declines to report it.

Faculty and staff are often the first people to know when a student needs help. Title IX requires schools to take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end sexual harassment and sexual violence. 

Q: Who must report incidents of sexual harassment or sexual violence?

A: All Chicago State University employees must report EXCEPT licensed psychologists working in that capacity in the Counseling Center and the University Chaplain. Off campus licensed psychologists and clergy also do not have to report.

Q: To whom do I report?

A: Report to the Title IX Coordinator or another appropriate school official (listed below). You do not need to determine whether the alleged sexual harassment or sexual violence actually occurred or that a hostile environment has been created before reporting an incident.

Q: What information am I required to report?

A: You must report all relevant details about the alleged sexual violence that the student or another person has shared and that the school will need to determine what occurred and to resolve the situation. This includes:

  • the names of the alleged perpetrator (if known)
  • the student who experienced the alleged sexual violence
  • other students involved in the alleged sexual violence
  • relevant facts, including the date, time, and location of the incident

Q: What should I tell a student who discloses an incident of sexual violence?

A:  Before a student reveals information that he or she may wish to keep confidential, you should make every effort to ensure that the student understands:

  • your obligation to report the names of the alleged perpetrator and student involved in the alleged sexual violence, as well as relevant facts regarding the alleged incident (including the date, time, and location), to the Title IX coordinator or other appropriate school officials
  • the student’s option to request that the school maintain his or her confidentiality, which the school will consider
  • the student’s ability to share the information confidentially with counseling and pastoral services (e.g., the Counseling Center or Chaplain)

Let the student know about available resources, such as counseling, health and mental health services, housing assistance, academic support, and the right to report a crime to campus or local law enforcement.

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Each college or university receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one professional employee as its Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX. 

What does Title IX apply to?

Title IX applies to every aspect of education from a student’s application until their graduation, including course offerings, counseling, financial assistance, student health, student housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, student conduct involving sexual harassment, educational programs and activities, and student employment.

Title IX applies to issues involving both students and employees of the University.

What does sex/gender discrimination mean?

Title IX prohibits sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other behaviors when gender- or sex-based.

Report Anonymously by:

Phone - 24-Hour Hotline

Phone: (773) 821-2882

To Report A Title IX Incident click here

Speak Confidentially to:

Confidential Advisors

Chaplain Minister Corrine Grant 

Chicago State University DH-Suite A 

Phone: 773-995-3869

Dr. Shenay Bridges-Carter

Director of Counseling Center

Cordell Reed Student Union Building Suite 190

Phone: (773) 995-2382

Email: sbridg21@csu.edu

Report To:

Carla Madeleine Kupe-Arion

Associate General Counsel & Title IX Coordinator

Phone: (773) 995-3582

Email: ckupe@csu.edu

Captain James Maddox

Chicago State University Police Department

Phone: (773) 995-3523

Email: jmaddo21@csu.edu

Detective Eugene Heffner

Chicago State University Police Department

Phone: (773) 995-2111

Email: eheffner@csu.edu

Timothy Lee

Director of Housing and Residence Life

Phone: (773) 995-2002

Email: tlee27@csu.edu

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