Title IX

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX 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. The University acknowledges its obligation under Title IX and is committed to complying with all Title IX requirements.

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to many programs at Millikin University. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at Millikin, listed below are the individuals who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

Title IX Coordinator  
Todd Ray  
Chief Human Resources Officer 
1184 W. Main St., Shilling Hall, Room 205  

The Title IX coordinator is authorized to designate Deputy Title IX Coordinators to investigate discrimination and harassment complaints as deemed appropriate.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators:

For students:  
Wallace Southerland III  
Vice President, Student Affairs

For faculty, staff, visitors, or others:  
Tammy Maxwell  
Associate Director, Human Resources


Millikin Title IX Brochure  Title IX Complaint Procedures

To speak to a CONFIDENTIAL Resource:

Contact Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center (Millikin's Confidential Reporting Resource) at 217.428.0770.

File an electronic report:

Reports may also be made via the email address TitleIX@millikin.edu.  Reports submitted through this email address will be responded to within 12 hours.

File an anonymous report

The University encourages those who have concerns and/or questions or have experienced any form of discrimination or harassment to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, your supervisor or any other appropriate university administrator. However, if you have a concern that you would like to express anonymously you may contact the Campus Conduct Hotline at 866.943.5787 (toll-free).

Please note that failure to identify all relevant parties may limit Millikin’s ability to adequately respond to your complaint.

Individuals always have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education (Office of Civil Rights), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or seek the advice of an attorney.

Whistleblower Protection

Millikin University encourages all members of the campus community to make know allegations of suspected or actual misconduct existing within the University. This policy is intended to protect members of the University community from retaliatory action for engaging in good faith disclosure of alleged unlawful practices or suspected misconduct.

Illinois Board of Higher Education Complaint Site

Should you wish to register a complaint against Millikin with the Illinois Board of Higher Education, a complaint may be filed within their system at https://complaints.ibhe.org. Prior to registering a complaint, you must first make all attempts to resolve the matter directly with Millikin. Information on Millikin’s complaint procedures may be found within the student handbook, and/or course catalog. After you have made attempts to resolve your issue(s), IBHE may intercede depending upon pertinent laws governing agency oversight.

Title IX Education Materials

The Title IX team at Millikin participates in a variety of informational sessions, trainings, and workshops designed to improve understanding of Title IX compliance, sex discrimination and responding to sexual violence. 

These education materials are available to our community members