Title IX Policies and Procedures
September 7, 2021 10:01 AM
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
As we begin a new academic year, I write to share with you information about the offices, policies and resources available on our campus to help prevent and respond to sexual harassment and misconduct. The University of Illinois believes that each member of our university community should expect to learn and work in a community that prioritizes care, dignity and mutual respect. This expectation includes our responsibility to create a campus community that is free of harassment and discrimination based on sex, including gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence. University policy prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with the Department of Education’s interpretation of discrimination based on sex.
Danielle Morrison, our university’s Title IX Coordinator, provides oversight and support for the university’s comprehensive Title IX programs and initiatives. Dr. Morrison can be reached at email@example.com or (844) 616-7978. You may also visit the Title IX Office for more information about ways the office can assist.
A full description of the Sexual Misconduct policy, process and information about reporting obligations, as well as the provision of confidential advisors under Title IX, is maintained centrally on the We Care: Sexual Misconduct Support, Response, and Prevention website. All students, faculty and staff are asked to review the University of Illinois System Statement on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct, which is also located on the We Care site. The Sexual Misconduct Policy in the Campus Administrative Manual and Student Code includes other prohibited sexual misconduct in addition to Title IX Sexual Harassment.
If you experience sexual misconduct – including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual violence – know that you are not alone and support is available. On our campus, there are several confidential resources, including the Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center and the Women’s Resources Center (WRC). The WRC has Confidential Advisors, who are staff members specifically trained to provide support and advocacy. The We Care site has additional information about campus resources and answers to frequently asked questions about reporting options.
Sexual misconduct in any form violates our institutional values. It is the responsibility of each one of us to stand up against harmful behavior in our community. I encourage you to take a few moments to learn more about these campus resources, so that together we can continue to create a university that supports and values the success and well-being of all.
Robert J. Jones