TITLE IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities, including but not limited to athletic programs that receive federal funding.

TITLE IX STATES: 
"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." (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681).

Examples of sex discrimination that are prohibited under Title IX include sexual harassment and sexual violence, Retaliation against anyone who makes a complete and/or participates in the complaint resolution process is also prohibited under Title IX.

Institutional Compliance with Title IX 


Moody’s Title IX Policy and Complaint Procedure provides an avenue for those who have been the target of or who witness Sex-Based Misconduct to report such Sex-Based Misconduct, without fear of Retaliation. 

This Policy applies to all members of the Moody community—students, faculty, administrators, and staff; and vendors, contractors, and third parties who visit Moody’s campus with respect to all conduct in any academic, educational, extra-curricular, athletic, or other Moody program or activity (collectively, “Moody programs and activities”) on the Moody campus and Moody programs and activities occurring off-campus, including Moody programs and activities outside the United States. This Policy also applies to persons conducting business with or visiting Moody. Accordingly, Moody may investigate all Title IX Complaints regardless of where the alleged conduct occurs.

This Policy applies to all members of the Moody community—students, faculty, administrators, and staff; and vendors, contractors, and third parties who visit Moody’s campus with respect to all conduct in any academic, educational, extra-curricular, athletic, or other Moody program or activity (collectively, “Moody programs and activities”) on the Moody campus and Moody programs and activities occurring off-campus, including Moody programs and activities outside the United States. This Policy also applies to persons conducting business with or visiting Moody. Accordingly, Moody may investigate all Title IX Complaints regardless of where the alleged conduct occurs.

In accordance with Title IX, the president of Moody Bible Institute has designated the following Title IX team members as the primary contacts responsible for coordinating compliance with Title IX.

Institute Title IX Team Members

Title IX Team Member PositionInstitute PersonnelOffice LocationPhone
Coordinator
Rachel Monfette 
Chicago Campus
(312) 329-4106
Deputy Coordinator - Investigations

Brian Stoffer
 
Chicago Campus
(312) 329-2038
Deputy Coordinator

Rachel Campbell

Chicago Campus
(312) 329 - 4324
Appeals Panelist

Gayla Gates
 
Chicago Campus
(312) 329 - 2177
Investigator

Beau Pieniak

Chicago Campus (312) 329 - 4359
Investigator

Bruce Norquist

Chicago Campus      (312) 329 - 4192
Investigator

Neal Anderson 

Chicago Campus (312) 329 - 4205
Investigator

Marc Lazarescu

Chicago Campus (312) 329 - 4357
Investigator

Jake Muscat

Chicago Campus (312) 329 - 4357
Investigator

John Engelkemier

Chicago Campus (312) 329 - 2145
Investigator

Dan Dunn

Chicago Campus
(312) 329 - 4451
Investigator

Edward Jones

Chicago Campus
(312) 329 - 4354
Investigator

Mary Evelyn Caesar

Chicago Campus
(312) 329 - 4199
Investigator

Hannah Cosper

Chicago Campus
(312) 329 - 4189
Investigator

Ashley Smith

Chicago Campus
(312) 329 - 2068
Investigator

Madeline Seghers

Chicago Campus/Distance Learning
(312) 329 - 4444
Investigator

Thomas Anderson

Spokane Campus
(509) 570 - 5971
Investigator

Kimberly Choo

Spokane Campus
(509) 570 - 5927
Investigator

Nat Schey

Spokane Campus
(509) 570 - 5948


Roles and Responsibilities


The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance on behalf of Moody Bible Institute. This includes coordination of training, education, communications and administration of the complaint and grievance procedures for the handling of suspected or alleged violations of Title IX.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Investigations assists the Title IX Coordinator with the administration and oversight of the Title IX complaint resolution process, and is responsible to provide training and resources for new and current investigators.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Ongoing Education coordinates ongoing education events, helps to create, provide, and coordinate additional training for the Moody Community, maintains the annual online Title IX training and climate survey and investigates cases when needed.

Reporting Rights & Resources 

The person making the allegation is referred to as the Reporter. The person who is the alleged victim is referred to as the Complainant. The person who the allegations have been made against is referred to as the Respondent.

Any person who has been the victim of Sex-Based Misconduct has the right to report or not report the alleged incident. There are a number of reporting options available. It is important to understand that choosing one option does not preclude you from pursuing another option now or in the future

A person who wishes to report Sex-Based Misconduct may report directly to any or all of the following:

  • Any Moody employee, including faculty
    All Moody employees must refer reports of Sex-Based Misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. No staff or faculty member can provide a person with confidentiality when a report is made known to them about Sex-Based Misconduct. Any staff or faculty member can help a person report Sex-Based Misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Moody’s Public Safety Officers
    Public Safety can assist Reporters and/or Complainants in making reports to law enforcement and to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Any Title IX Team Member
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Local law enforcement
    Moody’s process is completely separate from the police and courts. Moody’s Title IX process and the criminal process may be pursued simultaneously.
  • Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

A person who wishes to confidentially report Sex-Based Misconduct may report directly to any or all of the following:

  • Any confidential resource
    This includes on-campus and off-campus counselors and healthcare professionals, crisis centers.
  • Confidential Advisor
    As provided by the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, 110 ILCS 155 et seq. (the “Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence Act”), Moody also provides students in Illinois with access to a confidential advisor who meet the statutory requirements of the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence Act to provide emergency or ongoing support to survivors of Sexual Violence.

    For students in Illinois, Moody’s Counseling Center has a Confidential Advisor available to survivors of sexual violence. Please call 312-329-4194.

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