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Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO)

Our mission is to provide an equitable, inclusive, safe, supportive, and secure learning and working environment, in every school and neighborhood, in a District that is free from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation, ensuring that all students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors can thrive.

Equal Opportunity Compliance Office

773-553-1013

eoco@cps.edu

110 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612
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Title IX Coordinator
Camie Pratt

What We Do

Coordination

Responsible for coordinating the district’s response to all reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation based on Protected Categories against student and adult Covered Individuals, including assigning investigations, coordinating resources, supportive measures, and alternate remedies to full investigations.

Investigations

Responsible for leading investigations for allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation based on Protected Categories against students, Covered Individuals and any employee misconduct related to those investigations. Also responsible for leading investigations for allegations of physical/verbal abuse, corporal punishment, and other allegations of employee misconduct at the discretion of the Chief Title IX Officer.

Compliance and Training

Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring effective training and compliance programs that comply with Title VII and Title IX and address the management of related data.

File a Report Online

Use the links below to report an allegation of sex/gender-based discrimination, sex/gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct (grooming, inappropriate touching, sexual electronic communication, sexual bullying, sexual exploitation, and exposure/voyeurism/masturbation), or retaliation which are prohibited by Title IX and CPS policy. This report can also be used to report incidents of race, color, or national origin discrimination, discrimination based on another protected category, Bias Based Harm, Staff to Student Physical Abuse or Corporal Punishment, Retaliation, or Sports Inequity.

  • The ASPEN Report should be used by CPS staff to report allegations involving students.
  • The Report Form should be used by students, parents or guardians, members of the public, and charter school staff who do not have access to ASPEN.

SUBMIT ASPEN REPORT SUBMIT COMPLAINT FORM

File by Email

Submit complaints to osp@cps.edu.

File by Telephone

Submit complaints to 773-535-4400.

File In Person or By Mail

Submit complaints directly to OSP in person or via USPS mail to 110 N. Paulina St., Chicago, 60612.

What We Investigate

  • Discrimination

    Treating an individual less favorably because of their actual or perceived membership in one or more of the Protected Categories.

  • Harassment

    Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, visual, or physical conduct that that is persistent, pervasive, or severe and objectively offensive and unreasonably interferes with, limits, or denies an individual’s educational or employment access, benefits, or opportunities and is based on an individual’s actual or perceived membership in one or more of the Protected Categories. 

  • Sexual Harassment

    Conduct on the basis of sex that involves: (1) An employee of the recipient conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct; and/or (2) Unwelcome conduct, determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the educational program or activity; or (3) Sexual assault “dating violence”, and “domestic violence.”

  • Retaliation

    Adverse action or changes to employment, educational program or activity, taken against a Covered Individual for making a complaint or report, aiding, participating, or refusing to participate in an investigation, proceeding or hearing of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct, whether made internally, or externally with a federal, state, or local agency.

    For additional information about these topics please refer to the Board’s Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Policy.

Training for Staff

As required by the Final Title IX Rule, all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process must be made publicly available on this website.

Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX should be addressed to the District’s Chief Title IX Officer at 110 N. Paulina St., Chicago, Illinois 60612; Telephone: 773-535-4400; Email: osp@cps.edu and/or to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education, 230 South Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60604, Telephone: 312-730-1560; Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

For information about filing a request for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for requests for Sign Language Interpreter services, please use your CPS credentials to log into the CPS Americans with Disabilities Act and Compliance Office website.