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Changes In Store For NIU Title IX Office

NIU's Altgeld Hall
Susan Stephens
NIU's Altgeld Hall

Northern Illinois University's Title IX coordinator says there are changes being made to her office.  They come in a response to a student protest in May.  

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination at education institutions receiving federal funding.  Coordinator Sarah Garner says her office is currently in the process of hiring a Title IX investigator. 

"So we hope to have a great applicant pool to be able to have two full-time dedicated investigators," she said. 

Garner says the office is reviewing how other colleges handle similar cases.  The office is also looking at ways to improve its website to be more user-friendly.