Statement of Non-Discrimination

Rockford University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in institutions of higher education, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”),the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. Rockford University does not discriminate against an employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national identity, citizenship status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process within the University or with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. To view Rockford University’s full statement on non-discrimination, see the University policy.

Rockford University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and seeks to establish and maintain an environment which ensures equal access to education for all Rockford University community members including students, applicants for admission, employees, applicants for employment, guests, and visitors. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity operated by the University including, but not limited to, admissions, employment, recruitment, compensation, and athletics as well as access to housing and facilities, classes and schools, counseling, employment assistance to students, health and insurance benefits and services, and  fringe benefits. The University is required by Title IX and the regulations thereunder not to discriminate in such a manner. Any member of the University community, guest or visitor who acts to deny, deprive or limit the educational, employment, residential and/or social access, benefits and/or opportunities of any member of the campus community on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of University policy on non-discrimination. When brought to the attention of the University, any such discrimination will be appropriately remedied by the University according to its procedures.

For additional information or inquiries about the application of Title IX and the regulations thereunder, contact Rockford University’s Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary of United States the Department of Education.


The Title IX Coordinator’s contact information is as follows:

Dr. Randy Worden, Vice President for Student Life and Title IX Coordinator
Student Life Office Suite, 1st floor Burpee Student Center (next to Den)
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-226-3398