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(link), in the college catalog and in the Dean of Student Services 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.

Director, Human Resources
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150
Dean, Student Services
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150


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.

Survivors Rights to Report Title IX Coordinator Information
Executive Director, Human Resources
Kishwaukee College 
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL 60150
Dean, 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.

Kishwaukee's board policy and procedures regarding 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 Dean 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

Dean of Student Services, Deputy Coordinator • C2119 • 815-825-9365

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