Consumer Info Table of Contents


This page has been created to fulfill the disclosure requirements under Title IV. Federal regulations require Institutions participating in financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students, current students and employees.

  1.  General Institutional Information
  2. Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)
  3.  Student Outcomes
  4.  Financial Aid
  5.  Teacher Preparation Program
  6.  Health and Safety
  7.  Voter Registration
  8.  Athletic Program
  9.  Complaint Resolution

 

General Institutional Information

Accreditation:

TIU faculty members:

Degree programs:
View the degree programs, training, and other education offered at all locations.

Policies on transfer credit:
To view the school policies on transfer of credit, including the criteria it uses regarding the transfer of credit earned at another school, click your location beneath:

Costs:
To view the total costs of attending the school (tuition and fees; books and supplies; room and board; applicable transportation costs, like commuting) and any additional costs of the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed an interest, click your location beneath:

Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)

WHAT IS TITLE IX?
Title IX states that: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TITLE IX POLICY MISSION STATEMENT
Trinity International University (University) is committed to maintaining a Christ-centered community, free of discrimination, including all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation. Accordingly, the University will not tolerate any acts of sexual assault or sexual violence on its students, faculty, or staff. The University will also attempt to protect the University community from sexual assault or sexual violence by its vendors, consultants, and third parties who interact with members of the University.

TITLE IX MEMBERS AND ROLES 

Investigating Officer – an employee appointed by the University who is trained to respond to formal and informal complaints of sexual assault.

Respondent – an individual or group of individuals against whom an allegation of sexual assault is made.

Responsible Officer – an administrator to whom a complaint is reported. Responsible Officers ensure the complaint is addressed according to policy and procedures and may or may not
act with a grievance offer in resolving the situation. Complaints should be directed to the Responsible Officer(s) as identified below. When more than one Responsible Officer is listed, Complaints may report the complaint to either office.

Title IX Coordinator – the University will designate an individual o serve as the Title IX

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual Assault – any actual, attempted or threatened physical sexual act with another person without that person’s consent. It includes, but is not limited to, sexual acts perpetrated by force (expressed or implied), or duress, deception or coercion upon the victim. It includes acts referred to as “date rape” or “acquaintance rape,” and specifically includes sexual acts involving a victim who is incapable of giving consent due to age, disability or impairment by alcohol or drugs. Sexual assault generally will constitute a crime punishable under Illinois statutes. In reported instances of sexual assault, law enforcement will be contacted by the Responsible Officer or the head of Campus Safety and Security. Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to rape.

What is rape?

Rape as required by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) the University employs the FBI definition for rape: Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim:

      • Acts on a person who is not conscious or able to give consent;
      • Indecent exposure;
      • Direct or indirect threats linked to sexual propositions or activity;
      • Coerced sexual activity;
      • Sexual battery, the unwanted touching of intimate part of another person, such as a
        sex organ, buttocks, or breasts;
      • Use of intoxicants, including alcohol, intended to incapacitate the victim or impair the
        victim’s ability to give consent.

    What is sexual violence?

    Sexual Violence – includes domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

    Domestic Violence – is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by an intimate partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

    Dating Violence – is defined as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:

            • The length of the relationship;
            • The type of relationship;
            • The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

          Stalking is defined as a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

          What is the definition of consent?
          Consent – explicit, informed, voluntary, and mutually understandable communication to willingly participate in specific sexual activity without pressure, threats, coercion, force, or intimidation. Either person must also be able to withdraw consent and cease any sexual activity at any time. A current relationship, having previous sexual encounters, or silence from the individual may not be taken as an indication of consent. Similarly, a passive response or sexual advances that are not resisted physically or verbally do not constitute consent. Someone who is not of legal age, has a mental disorder, or is physically or mentally incapacitated may not give consent. The use of alcohol or drugs may render an individual incapable of giving consent due to impaired judgement and the inability to make decisions or communicate intentions. Consent may not be given by someone who isunconscious or unaware, or for any reason is unable to communicate her/his intention.

        • Who can I report to?
          • Bannockburn Police Department
          • Campus Safety & Security Services
          • Confidential Resource (Pastor, Counselor, Confidential Advisor)
          • Non-confidential Resource (Security, RA, Student Life)

          Will my report be confidential?

          The University will seek to honor any requests by an alleged Complainant to keep his or her
          name confidential. At the same time, the University, in order to facilitate a safe and non-
          discriminatory educational environment, may find it necessary to pursue disciplinary action
          in a manner that requires disclosure of the student’s identity to an alleged perpetrator. In
          the case of such an event, the University will inform the alleged Complainant prior to
          making this disclosure and take whatever interim measures are necessary to protect the
          alleged Complainant and ensure the safety of other students.

          Does it make a difference if the sexual misconduct occurs on or off campus?

          The reported offenses have to have occurred on campus event that is supported and hosted
          by the University.

          What are the Complainant’s Rights & Options?

          • An explanation of available options for redress, including changing dorm rooms,
            changing class sections, etc;
          • Freedom from harassment or retaliation by the alleged perpetrator (or supporters);
          • An explanation of the complaint procedure and hearing process;
          • Notification of no contact with Respondent, and assistance in obtaining an order of protection;
          • Use of any available internal and external support services;
          • Ability to speak on their own behalf during the investigation (including making a “survivor impact” statement);
          • The presence of an advisor and/or a support person during the hearing;
          • The opportunity to present witnesses who can speak about the charges (character witnesses excluded);
          • Freedom from having irrelevant personal/sexual history discussed during the hearing;
          • Information about the outcome of the hearing;
          • Opportunity to appeal the outcome of the hearing.

          What are the Respondent’s Rights & Options

        • An explanation of the charge(s);
        • Freedom from harassment or retaliation by the Complainant;
        • An explanation of the complaint procedures and hearing process;
        • Notification of no contact with the Complainant, and assistance in obtaining an order of
          protection;
        • Use of any available internal and external support services;
        • The presence of advisor and/or a support person during the hearing;
        • The opportunity to present witnesses who can speak about the charges (character
          witnesses excluded);
        • Freedom from having irrelevant personal/sexual history discussed during the hearing;
        • Information about the outcome of the hearing;
        • Opportunity to appeal the outcome of the hearing.

      TITLE IX REPRESENTATIVES CONTACT INFORMATION

      Linda Brundidge, Director of Human Resources
      Title IX Coordinator
      847-317-7138
      [email protected]

      Stephanie Sherrill, Human Resources
      Title IX Deputy
      [email protected]

      Amanda Onapito, Vice President of Student Life
      Responsible Officer
      847-317-7034
      [email protected]

      Mary Guthrie, Assistant Dean of Students
      Responsible Officer
      847-317-7114
      [email protected]

      Javier Michel, Director of Residence Life
      Responsible Officer
      847-317-7072
      [email protected]

      Heather Logue, Athletic Director
      Responsible Officer
      847-317-8192
      [email protected]

      Aron Forch, Campus Safety and Security Manager
      Investigating Officer
      847-317-7126
      [email protected]

      Irvin Jerry, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
      Investigating Officer
      847-317-7024
      [email protected]

      TITLE IX RESOURCES
      If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 for local police or medical personnel. You can
      also reference the available resources below.

      Trinity International University Crime Statistics Data
      TIU Crime Statistics Data

      Title IX Policy & Procedures
      Sexual Assault Policy

      Community Resources

      Police & Security
      Bannockburn Police Department
      2275 Telegraph Rd
      Bannockburn, IL 60015
      847-945-8490 (non-emergency)
      911 (emergency)

      Campus Safety and Security Services
      847-317-6400 (24 hours a day)

      Medical
      Advocate Condell Medical Center Emergency Room
      639 S. Stewart Ave
      Libertyville, IL 60048
      847-990-5300

      Highland Park Hospital Emergency Room
      777 Park Ave West
      Highland Park, IL 60035
      847-432-8000

      Lake Forest Hospital Emergency Room
      660 N. Westmoreland Rd
      Lake Forest, IL 60045
      847-535-6150

      Preserve Evidence
      For the purpose of evidence collection, we suggest that you avoid drinking, eating, showering,
      brushing your teeth, combing your hair, changing your clothes. If you have done any of
      these things, evidence may still be collected and it remains important for you to seek
      medical attention. If you have changed your clothes, take the clothes you were wearing at
      time of the assault to the hospital in a paper bag. If you have not changed your clothes, it
      may be a good idea to bring a change of clothes to the hospital.

      Confidential Resources
      The university encourages individuals to report sexual misconduct as soon as possible, but
      there are no time restrictions.

      Off Campus Resources

      A Safe Place
      20 South County Street
      Waukegan, IL 60085
      847-360-6471

      Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
      4275 Old Grand Avenue
      Gurnee, IL 60031

      Community Youth Network
      18640 E Belvidere Road
      Grayslake, IL 60030
      Crisis Line 847-587-3100
      Website: cyngrayslake.org

      IL Domestic Violence Hotline: 877-863-6338
      Website: dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30275

      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
      Website: thehotline.org

      RAINN, National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
      Website: rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline

      On Campus Resources

      Counseling Center
      [email protected] (during business hours)
      847-317-4067

      Student Life
      847-317-4062 (during business hours)

      Susan Corapi
      Confidential Advisor
      847-317-4170

      File a Report
      The university is required to report all sexual assault to law enforcement. If you are unsure about filing a police report, consider contacting these confidential resources:

      Campus Safety and Security Services
      847-317-6400 (24 hours a day)

    • Susan Corapi, Confidential Advisor
      847-317-4179

How to Help

  • Listen, and do not judge
  • Assure your friend that they are not to blame
  • Accompany your friend if they seek medical attention or law enforcement assistance
  • Don’t question or press your friend for details
  • Take time for yourself mentally and get help if you need it
  • Be there for support
  • Protective measures can be requested at any time
  • The following are examples of resources
    available:
  • Non-disciplinary
  • Non-punitive
  • Reasonably available
  • Examples include: academic accommodations, leave of absence, modified class
    schedule, counseling

Title IX Training Materials

Title IX & Sexual Harassment Response
Title IX Series
Thompson Coburn Title IX Training Series Materials

Student Outcomes

Student success rates can be found here for:

 

    • Trinity College
    • Divinity
    • Graduate
    • Law School
    • Florida

 

Financial Aid

Overview of financial aid:
To view the need-based and non-need-based federal, state and institutional financial aid that is available to students, financial aid steps required, and how funds are distributed to students, visit the Financial Assistance section of our University catalog

Information on loans:
The terms and conditions under which students receive Direct Loans and Perkins Loans

Financial aid requirements:
To view Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Required for Financial Aid, visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page of our University catalog.

Tuition refund policies:

  • To view important information regarding the requirements for the return of FSA funds when a student withdraws from school, information about any refund policy with which the school must comply, and the requirements for officially withdrawing from the school, visit the Tuition Refund Policy section of our University catalog.
  • Download our Return to Title IV Funds Policy.

Federal aid eligibility for study abroad programs:
If you enroll in a study abroad program approved for credit by TIU, those credits can be considered as enrollment in TIU for purposes of applying for federal student aid. To apply for federal aid, a student must submit a FAFSA here. Please contact the TIU Student Financial Services office at [email protected] for additional information.

Student body diversity information for Pell Grants:
View a PDF of information on student body diversity in the categories of gender and ethnicity of enrolled, full-time students who receive Federal Pell Grants

If you are selected for “Verification” by FAFSA:
Up to 30% of applications are selected at each school by the Department of Education for verification. A student whose FAFSA is selected for this process cannot receive any federal or state aid until the verification is completed. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the Department of Education, the Student Financial Services Office will provide you with documents explaining the procedures. View information regarding verification here.

Private (alternative) loan information:

  • View full information of private education loans here
  • A private/alternative loan is a variable-interest, credit-based loan taken out under the student’s name. Depending on a student’s credit history, many students will need a parent co-signature, which could impact the parents’ credit report. This loan type has variable interest rates that could change monthly or quarterly. Most do not have an interest rate cap. Repayment generally begins six months after the student graduates or if the student drops below half-time status. You can read further about private/alternative loan options by visiting the website of the lender of your choice or by checking our list of TIU historical lenders.
  • Self-Certification Forms are generally available from the private/alternative loan lender. They are also available upon request from the TIU Student Financial Services Office.
  • View the TIU Code of Conduct for student loans.

Rights and responsibilities for state financial aid:
View a PDF of the state of IL MAP Grant Guidelines.

Rights and responsibilities for federal financial aid:

Terms and conditions of employment-based financial aid:
View the terms and conditions of any employment that is part of the financial aid package for all locations

Detailed loan information:
To view the terms of, the schedules for, and the necessity of loan repayment and required loan entrance (first-time borrowers) and exit counseling, and terms and conditions under which student loan deferments may be requested, click the links beneath:

  • National Student Loan Data System
  • My Great Lakes
  • Federal Student Aid
  • Federal Student Aid: Repaying Loans
    National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) information
    Please note that loan information for students/parents who enter into an agreement regarding Title IV, HEA (Direct or Direct PLUS) will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.Contact Information:
    Who to contact for financial aid disclosure and general financial aid information:Deerfield Campus: Financial Aid
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (847) 317-8060
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pmFlorida Campus: Financial Aid
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (954) 382-6442
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Law School: Business Office
    Phone: 714-796-7120
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pmWho to contact for general school issues:

 

Deerfield Campus: TIU Switchboard  (847) 945-8800
Florida Campus: Front Desk (954) 382-6442
Law School: General Line (714) 796-7169 or (800) 922-4748

 

Teacher Preparation Program

Teacher Preparation Program Report:
View the Teacher Preparation Program Report – Title II here

Health & Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse:

  • Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: Students that are convicted for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession of sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study study assistance (HEA Sec.484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).
  • View the effects of drug convictions on Title IV financial aid eligibility here.
  • Student Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
  • U.S. Department of Education Website
  • TIU FERPA Information
  • TIU Privacy Information
  • School policies regarding all vaccinations:
  • Undergraduate Vaccination Policies
  • Graduate Vaccination Policies
  • Student Development, Student Services, and Disability Services:
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Divinity
  • Law School
  • Campus Security:
  • View Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan
  • View annual Security and Fire Reports and Crime Logs (also available on myTIU)
  • How to report crimes on campus: The University relies on every community member to contribute to safety and security on campus by reporting crime and suspicious activities in a timely manner, and by using common sense when going about daily activities. Employees and students can report crimes in the following ways:
  • Cell phones: 911
  • Campus phones: x6400 or 9-911
  • Campus Security: 847-317-6400
  • Student Life: 847-317-4063
  • Human Resources: 847-317-7082
  • For more information, please contact our Campus Safety office at 847-317-6400 or [email protected].
  • Voter Registration

    Illinois Voter Registration materials:

  • Information on Registering to Vote in Illinois
  • Application for Illinois Voter Registration
  • Athletic Program

    Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Survey & Report:

    The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires co-educational postsecondary institutions that participate in a Title IV federal student aid program and offer an intercollegiate athletic program to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams. The Department will use this information in preparing its required report to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. EADA is designed to make current and prospective students aware of a school’s commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. The Department of Education has provided a website http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/ that provides data from thousands of college and universities in a convenient searchable form.

    To access information for our institution, please visit http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/ and click on ‘Get Data For One School’, enter ‘Trinity International University – Illinois’ in the Name box and choose ‘Continue’, select ‘Trinity International University – Illinois’ and choose ‘Continue’. Copies of the current EADA Survey and EADA Report are on file in the Athletic Business Office (Meyer Sports Center, Office 109), and are available upon request to students, prospective students, and the public.

     

    Complaint Resolution

    General procedures:
    Trinity International University strives to provide a high quality education, consistent with our mission of educating men and women for faithful participation in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian fidelity, and lifelong learning. If concerns arise regarding grades, interpretation of policies, and/or other matters, students should follow the appropriate appeal process, as outlined in their school’s catalog (for academic matters) or student handbook. Questions about finances or fees should be addressed to the Student Financial Services office.

    If a concern cannot be resolved through the aforementioned processes, the student may make a formal complaint to the appropriate Dean’s office. Formal complaints should be addressed in writing, and be dated and signed. If resolution cannot be reached with the dean, the student may choose to submit the formal complaint to the Provost/Chief Academic Officer or the university president.

    Formal Student Complaint Policy

    Illinois Campus (Deerfield):
    If a student has exhausted all avenues of resolution as outlined above within the university and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) or with the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.

    Florida Regional Center:
    If a student has exhausted all avenues of resolution as outlined above within the university and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may file a complaint with the Commission for Independent Education or with the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.

    Trinity Law School/California Regional Center:
    If a student has exhausted all avenues of resolution as outlined above within the university and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or with the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.

    Online or Distance Education Complaint Resolution:
    Students enrolled in distance education/online classes should follow the institutional complaint resolution process as outlined above. If all avenues of resolution within the university have been exhausted and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may contact the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, or the appropriate state agency for the student’s state of residence. State agency details can be found by clicking the relevant state below.

    Alabama Kentucky Ohio
    Alaska Louisiana Oklahoma
    Arizona Maine Oregon
    Arkansas Maryland Pennsylvania
    California Michigan Rhode Island
    Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
    Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
    Delaware Missouri Tennessee
    District of Columbia Montana Texas
    Florida Nebraska Utah
    Georgia Nevada Vermont
    Hawaii New Hampshire Virginia
    Idaho New Jersey Washington
    Illinois New Mexico West Virginia
    Indiana New York Wisconsin
    Iowa North Carolina Wyoming
    Kansas North Dakota