Title IX Office
The protection and support of our students is vitally important to Moody Bible Institute. This includes all matters relating to Title IX. This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities, particularly sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Title IX policy applies to all members of the Moody community—students, faculty, administrators, and staff as well as vendors, contractors, and third parties who visit campus.
Title IX Office Objectives
Moody has created a Title IX office that fulfills two key objectives:
- to ensure that Moody faithfully follows Title IX and
- to support students, staff, and other members of our community who report cases of discrimination under Title IX.
We strongly encourage you to contact our Title IX office if you know of any conduct at Moody involving a student or employee that potentially violates Title IX. Our Title IX staff is available for anyone in need of support due to an incident of sexual discrimination.
Reporting Rights and Resources
All members of the Moody Community are encouraged to report information about any form of conduct potentially prohibited by this Policy involving a student or an employee.
Moody’s first response will be to see how best to support.
A report does not automatically initiate any particular resolution process. The Title IX Coordinator will walk through options for resolution and outcomes. Choosing to make a report and deciding how to proceed can be a process that unfolds over time. Although Moody may need to take action as a result of a particular report, Moody will endeavor to respect a Complainant’s wishes in making the decision that is best for them and will provide support to assist each individual in making that decision.
Lack of evidence should not discourage a person from reporting an experience.
For more information on how to make a report, see Reporting
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits 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 the federal regulations of Title IX include Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, Retaliation against anyone who makes a report and/or participates in the complaint resolution process is also prohibited under Title IX.
Institutional Compliance with Title IX
To provide a safe, healthy, and God-honoring environment at Moody, to ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting biblical integrity while meeting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of its Education Programs and Activities, consistent with Moody’s religious beliefs, Moody has developed policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of Prohibited Conduct as defined in Moody’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Response Policy. The core purpose of this Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Response Policy (the “Policy”) is the prohibition of all forms of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Stalking and to provide a safe environment in which those who have been the target of or who witness Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence can report such conduct 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.
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.
Office of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Prevention and Response - Team Members
|Role||Institute Personnel||Office Location|
|Director / Title IX Coordinator||Mark Griffin||Chicago Campusfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Title IX Coordinator||Rachel Campbell||Chicago Campusemail@example.com|
Roles and Responsibilites
Director/Title IX Coordinator
The Director/Title IX Coordinator is Moody’s point of contact for anyone who is need of support due to an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence.
Additionally, the Director/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 resolution procedures for the handling of suspected or alleged violations of Title IX/Moody’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Response Policy.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator serves as the primary investigator on the Formal Complaint Resolution Procedures and is responsible to maintain consistent care of the party members and witnesses, clear communication, and consistent documentation throughout the course of the investigation.
Additionally, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible to assist the Director/ Title IX Coordinator with the development and implementation of campus training and education, awareness events, and prevention programs.