University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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External Complaints

Anyone who believes they have experienced Sexual Misconduct at the University has the right – and may initiate – a complaint with an appropriate state or federal compliance agency. Anyone may file complaints alleging sexual harassment in education against an executive, faculty member, administrative staff member, or teaching assistant with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). Anyone may file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). In addition, any University employee or employment applicant may file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Sexual harassment between employees can also be reported confidentially to the Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG). Contact information for each agency appears below.

Contact Information

Illinois Department of Human Rights

Springfield Office
535 West Jefferson
1st Floor
Intake Unit
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: (217) 785-5100
TTY: (866) 740-3953
FAX: (217) 785-5106

Chicago Office
100 West Randolph Street
10th Floor
Intake Unit
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: (312) 814-6200
TTY: (866) 740-3953
FAX – Administration: (312) 814-1436
FAX – Charge Processing: (312) 814-6251

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education

Chicago Office
U.S. Department of Education
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 730-1650

U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

JCK Federal Building
230 S Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: (312) 872-9744
Toll Free: (800) 669-4000
TTY: 1-866-740-3953
ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5122

Office of Executive Inspector General

To file a complaint with the Office of Executive Inspector General:

  1. Complete a form online at;
  2. Call the Office’s toll-free hotline at (866) 814-1113;
  3. Mail a completed complaint form to:
    Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor,
    Attention Complaint Division,
    69 West Washington Street, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60602;
  4. Fax a completed complaint form to (312) 814-5479;
  5. Contact the Office by telecommunications device for the disabled (TTY) at (888) 261-2734; or
  6. Schedule an appointment with the Office at its Chicago or Springfield locations.

The OEIG may accept complaints filed anonymously.