Title IX

Sexual Misconduct Policy


Seminary Policy Statement


Sexual misconduct is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The Seminary prohibits discrimination based on sex in its educational programs and activities. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Accordingly, the Seminary urges an individual to make a formal report if that individual is the victim of sexual misconduct, has knowledge of another person being the victim of sexual misconduct, or believes in good faith that he/she has witnessed a possible warning sign of sexual misconduct. A report of sexual misconduct will be dealt with promptly. Confidentiality will be maintained to the greatest extent possible.


All members of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary community, including but not limited to students, faculty (including adjunct faculty), staff, volunteers and independent contractors are subject to this policy.


Violators will be subject to disciplinary action that may include termination, expulsion, suspension, removal from campus, cancellation of contract, other appropriate institutional sanctions, or any other means necessary to address the behavior. Prosecution by civil authorities may also occur.


Title IX Coordinator


The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance and the prevention of harassment and discrimination at the Seminary, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the Seminary community. If you have questions or concerns related to Title IX, you should contact the Seminary’s Title IX Coordinator.


  • The Seminary’s Title IX Coordinator is Carine Lopez Velazquez, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, and she should be contacted by calling 847.866.3918, or by visiting the Main Building room 118, or by email.


  • The Seminary’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Scott Ostlund, Vice President of Enrollment Management, and he should be contacted by calling 847.866.3865, or by visiting the Main Building room 106, or by email.


  • The Seminary’s Chaplain is Karen Mosby, Dean of Students, and she should be contacted by calling 847.866.3936, or by visiting the Main Building room 306, or by email.


A report may also be submitted online.


Local Law Enforcement


For emergency assistance, please dial 911.


Complainants are also encouraged to notify local law enforcement authorities of any criminal sexual misconduct. Individuals will be assisted, upon request, in notifying law enforcement by the Title IX Coordinator, HR Specialist, or the Dean of Students. They can assist you with making claims, petitioning for restraining orders, and/or advising on other options that may be available to you.


Evanston Police Department

1454 Elmwood Ave

Evanston, IL 60201