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Title IX Coordinators

Northwestern has designated a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators who oversee the University’s compliance with Title IX. Northwestern’s designated Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators oversee Northwestern’s compliance with Title IX, including coordinating the investigation of and response to sex discrimination complaints, responding to inquiries concerning Title IX, tracking incidents and trends involving sexual misconduct, coordinating equity in athletics compliance, publicizing Northwestern’s policies and providing training on preventing sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

If you have a complaint involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, or if you have questions about Northwestern’s policies or procedures in these areas, please contact one of the Title IX Coordinators or Deputy Coordinators listed below.

Please Note:  Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators are not a confidential source of support. While they will address your complaint with sensitivity and will keep your information as private as possible, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. For confidential resources, please contact a confidential resource.

Title IX Coordinator

Emily Babb
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance
1800 Sherman Ave, Suite 4500
Evanston Campus

Phone: (847) 491-3355

Emily Babb is an experienced attorney and a leader in Title IX-related matters in higher education. She previously served as the Title IX coordinator at a large university and continues to provide counsel to higher education institutions on policies and procedures related to Title IX and sexual misconduct.


Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Athletics Compliance Issues

Janna Blais
Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA, Department of Athletics and Recreation
1501 Central Street, Evanston Campus

Phone: (847) 491-7893

Janna coordinates and implements gender equity initiatives in the Athletics Department to ensure compliance with Title IX as it relates to intercollegiate athletics. Janna serves as the Athletics Department’s Title IX point of contact. Janna coordinates training and prevention measures on Title IX issues for the Athletics Department staff and student-athletes. Janna assists in the development and review of policies that further compliance with Title IX and related laws.


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