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Under the Mandatory Reporting Policy all employees (staff, faculty, full-time, part-time) of the University have a duty to report allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination (as well as other discriminatory acts, hazing activities, or conduct covered by the Clery Act or other criminal activities), within 1 business day.

Allegations of sexual harassment or interpersonal violence should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator using the online report form. See the full policy for information about where to report allegations of other violations covered by the Mandatory Reporting Policy. 

The following employees who are acting in the listed capacities are excepted from this policy: doctors, nurses acting under the direction of doctors, licensed counselors or ordained members of the clergy.

John Carroll University requires mandatory reporting of information by employees in certain circumstances in order to fulfill its mission and obligations in the following areas in compliance with certain federal and state laws:

  • Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
    • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX)
  • Clery Act and Felony Reporting
    • The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act)
    • Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.22
  • Hazing
    • The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act
    • Collin's Law: The Ohio Anti-Hazing Act
    • Ohio Revised Code Section 2903.31
  • Discrimination
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and Ohio
      Revised Code 4112
    • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI)
    • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Ohio Revised Code
    • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Ohio Revised Code
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Ohio 4112
    • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)
    • Other applicable federal or state non-discrimination laws

This policy is intended to protect members of the University community, visitors, and guests from criminal and discriminatory behavior, as well as Hazing Activities. The responsibilities established by these laws and policies give rise to the term “Responsible Employee,” which is the term the University uses to identify those with a duty to report under this policy.

The full policy is available online here. 

All new employees are expected to complete training on the Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence Policy upon beginning their employment at the University. This training includes a discussion of employees' obligations under the Mandatory Reporting Policy. The training will take most employees 30-45 minutes to complete. 

The training is also available to all continuing employees in an on-demand online format through the Canvas learning management system. Employees may access the Sexual Harassment & Interpersonal Violence training HERE. When prompted, use your JCU username and password to enroll in the training. 


Contact Title IX

Administration Building 128
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
Phone: 216-397-1559