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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a civil rights law which stipulates 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.” Title IX requires all schools receiving federal financial assistance to take reasonable steps to create a safe, nondiscriminatory learning environment.

If discrimination based on sex occurs, John Carroll University will take immediate action to end the discrimination, remedy its effects, and prevent its future recurrence.


University Policies & Procedures

Students, faculty and staff may review the following policies and procedures to help determine if a Title IX concern is in issue: Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence Policy, the Complaint Resolution Process, and/or the Mandatory Reporting Policy.


Title IX Coordinator

Emily Sherwood currently serves as the Title IX Coordinator for John Carroll University. She holds primary responsibility for coordinating all Title IX compliance measures, which includes tracking and overseeing the resolution of Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence falling under the University's Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence Policy. Any concerns about possible violations should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.


Contact the Title IX Coordinator:
(216) 397-4402
Office: Lombardo Student Center 207b


Contact the JCU Title IX Office:
Administration Building 128
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118

Online Reporting Form


Annual Community Report

The Title IX Office produces an annual report for the community describing reporting data, case management outcomes, survey data, and prevention & education initiatives. Click on the cover image below to review the 2022-2023 Annual Report: 

Cover of Title IX Annual Report


View Previous Years' Reports here: 


Note that this is NOT the university's Annual Security Report (Clery Report), which can be found here

U.S. Department of Education

Concerns regarding the institution's compliance with Title IX may also be addressed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The contact information for the local field office is:

Michigan, Ohio Office for Civil Rights,
Cleveland Office
U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Avenue
Suite 325
Cleveland, OH 44115
Telephone: (216) 522-4970
Facsimile: (216) 522-2573



Concerns may also be directed to the national headquarters:

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
Telephone: (800) 421-3481


How to file a complaint