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Safety & Compliance

Title IX

Title IX is part of  the 1972 re-authorization of the Higher Education Act and 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.

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 Processand/or the Mandatory Reporting Policy.

Eric Butler, J.D. serves as the Title IX Coordinator for John Carroll University. He ensures that all campus constituencies receive appropriate training and reviews all Title IX allegations. Any concerns about possible violations of Title IX, which include all allegations of sexual discrimination in the educational arena including but not limited to sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be reported to the Interim Title IX Coordinator. He can be reached by email at or by phone at 216.397.1559.

For information about Title IX Compliance at John Carroll University, see the Title IX Office Website at

Title IX concerns may also be addressed by the federal Office for Civil Rights, the federal agency tasked with enforcing Title IX compliance.  They may be reached at:

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

University Emergency Response Guide

In the event of a campus emergency, it is essential that you understand your role in these incidents and how to properly handle them. Some emergencies do require an evacuation, and you should be familiar with where to go if a campus evacuation is necessary. Please view all of the links below from the Emergency Response Guide, and keep a copy of the “Building/Area Evacuation” page in your room, office, a notebook/binder, or briefcase.

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency: 911

Dispatch: 216.397.1234

JCUEMS Dispatch: 216.397.1234

JCUPD Main Office: 216.397.1615

JCUPD Chief: 216.397.1974

JCUPD Sergeant: 216.397.4401

Tip Line: 216.397.1515


Threat Assessment Process

Emergency Response Guide

Weather Emergency Plan