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Office of Student Protections and Title IX

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.

Office of Student Protections and Title IX

773-535-4400

osp@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 sexual harassment and sexual misconduct affecting students to ensure that every incident reported is fully addressed and documented.

  • Investigations

    Responsible for leading investigations for Title IX and the most serious or complex reports of sexual misconduct involving students, and any employee misconduct related to those investigations.

  • Training and Prevention

    Creates districtwide student and staff training to ensure everyone knows how to recognize, respond to, report, and prevent all instances of bias-based harm and sexual misconduct.

  • Compliance

    Responsible for ensuring District athletic compliance with Title IX, maintaining up-to-date policies and procedures, and using the OSP case management system to run high quality reports and present data to stakeholders.

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.

Reporting Requirements

All CPS staff, charter schools with access to Aspen, vendors, contractors, and consultants are required to use the "Mandatory Procedure for Reporting a Complaint" protocol outlined in the OSP Procedure Manual. Only a student, parent or guardian, or member of the public may choose to report an allegation anonymously. We are not able to guarantee that your report will remain confidential. In certain instances, we may be required to disclose it by law. If you have any questions, please call our office at 773-535-4400 or email osp@cps.edu.

Equity in Athletics

We are dedicated to meeting student athletic interest by working with schools to ensure that all students can meaningfully participate in athletics at CPS.

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Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Teens at CPS

Simpson Academy for Young Women is the only district-run Chicago Public School devoted to educating pregnant and parenting teens. Simpson’s intimate size, onsite healthcare and childcare facilities, core high school curriculum and individualized support address the unique needs of teen parents, helping them achieve their college, career and life goals.

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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.

Training for Students

Training for Parents

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Teens at CPS

Simpson Academy for Young Women is the only district-run Chicago Public School devoted to educating pregnant and parenting teens. Simpson’s intimate size, onsite healthcare and childcare facilities, core high school curriculum and individualized support address the unique needs of teen parents, helping them achieve their college, career and life goals.

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Resources

Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX should be addressed to Chief Title IX Officer Camie C. Pratt, the District’s Title IX Coordinator. 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.

Any inquiries or complaints by anyone related to Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation based on a student’s disability and/or on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender or sex (includes gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy related medical conditions), and gender equity in athletics or academics should be addressed to the Office of Student Protections and Title IX at 110 N. Paulina St., Chicago, Illinois 60612; Telephone: 773-535-4400; Email: osp@cps.edu.

Any student in need of assistance in processing of their Title IX sexual misconduct grievance can contact Elizabeth Mendoza Browne, Director of OSP Investigations

773-535-4400

OSPSupport@cps.edu