Title IX

Title IX

Members of the Kishwaukee College community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from gender-based or sexual misconduct, as well as from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. College procedures pertaining to gender-based or sexual misconduct are contained in the Student Code of Conduct located online, in the college catalog and in the Director of Student Success office.

The College’s first concern for an individual, who has been the target of any act of gender based or other sexual misconduct, is that person’s safety and well-being. Confidential resources are available to provide support services to victims. It is recommended that a confidential resource be consulted prior to making a formal report.

The Title IX Coordinator(s) oversee the College’s investigation and response to reports of gender-based and sexual misconduct.

Executive Director, Human Resources
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150
Vice President, Student Services
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150

Title IX requires college personnel who participate in the Title IX process to complete a training on regulations for Title IX, this training was completed on August 26, 2020.

Sexual Misconduct/Assault Report

This report form should be used for issues regarding Gender Based Sexual Assault Report. All reports are submitted to the Counseling department.

+ Sexual Assault Awareness + Title IX Coordinator Information
Executive Director, Human Resources
Kishwaukee College 
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150
Vice President, Student Services  
Kishwaukee College 
21193 Malta Rd.  
Malta, IL 60150 


Students with complaints of this nature also have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education: 
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 
400 Maryland Avenue, SW 
Washington, DC 20202-1100 
Customer Service Hotline #: 800-421-3481 
Fax: 202-453-6012

+ Confidential Advisors

Confidential Advisor Services

The College has partnered with Safe Passage to provide confidential advisor services to students affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. 

Confidential Advisors have received the required training to provide emergency and ongoing support services to student survivors of sexual misconduct. 

Safe Passage • 815-756-5228

On campus office hours located in Student Services

Wednesday 10am-2pm

Walk-ins welcome

Appointments scheduled at:  815-756-5228.

Safe Passage is here to serve Kishwaukee College students who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence of any kind. The agency can provide free and confidential legal or medical advocacy, counseling, information about an individual's options and rights and referrals to other agencies or service providers.

+ KC Board Policy & Procedures Sexual Misconduct + Campus and Community Resources

Counseling Center Confidential Staff:

Kishwaukee College Counselors listed below are available to assist students confidentially and refer to Safe Passage and other resources if appropriate and desired.

Sarah Marsden • 815-825-9421

Carolyn Kernan • 815-825-1703

Non-confidential Resources:

Reports made to the Sheriff’s Office, Title IX Coordinator or Vice President of Student Services will be considered formal reports to the college and will be investigated through administrative procedures.

Title IX Coordinators

Executive Director Human Resources • C1262 • 815-825-9324

Vice President of Student Services, Deputy Coordinator • C2119 • 815-825-9807

On-Campus Law Enforcement:

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office • C2177 • 815-825-9529

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Dating Violence/Stalking Reporting Flowchart


Community Resources



Safe Passage: 24 hour crisis line for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
HOPE of Ogle County Domestic Violence Services
DCFS Child Abuse: Child Abuse Hotline
Police Department Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
DeKalb Crisis Line
Rockford Sexual Assault

Mental Health

Northwestern Medicine Ben Gordon Center
Sinnissippi Center, Inc. of Ogle County

Area Hospitals

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital, Sandwich
Rochelle Community Hospital

State’s Attorney

DeKalb County State’s Attorney
Ogle County State’s Attorney

National Hotlines

Sexual Assault and Abuse: Sexual Assault Hotline
Suicide Hotline: 24-Hour Suicide Hotline (1-800-SUICIDE)
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
+ Related Links + Definition of Acts Covered by Title IX

Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature (such as sexual advances or requests for sexual favors) sufficiently serious that it unreasonably interferes with or limits a person's ability to participate in or benefit from educational programs, activities, and/or employment.


Gender-based harassment

Unwelcome, harassing conduct based on an individual’s sex/gender.


Non-Consensual Sexual Contact

Any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force.


Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse

Any sexual intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force.


Sexual Exploitation

Occurs when a person or group of people takes advantage of another person by doing something sexual in a nonconsensual, abusive, or unjust manner.



A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, his, or other’s safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.



Any adverse or hostile act, engaging in harassment and/or making an adverse employment/academic decision because an employee/student/third party has opposed violations of this Policy or other unlawful employment/academic practices by filing a complaint, testifying, assisting, or participating in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing.


Dating violence

Violence committed by a person who has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship will be determined by factors such as length, type, and frequency of interaction.


Domestic Violence

Violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim’s current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, a person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.

+ Survivors Rights to Report