Safety and security issues are extremely important concerns of parents, students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus. As an academic community made up of approximately 1,000 students plus a faculty and staff population of just over 200, Illinois College understands this concern. We accept the responsibility for providing a learning and living environment that is as free as possible from any threats to the safety or well being for all of us who live and work here.
Jacksonville is a community with a population of around 20,000 residents, and Illinois College is located in a residential neighborhood on the west side of the city. Historically Jacksonville has been described as a pleasant place to live where crime statistics are low. However, being aware of the potential for criminal activity provides us with the opportunity to be proactive in our approach to the safety and security of our campus.
The College safety and security personnel work closely with the Jacksonville Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and they are known by name by most of our students and staff. We know we must be vigilant and attentive to insuring that our campus continues to be safe and the members of the academic community are instrumental in enabling us to be the kind of campus and community where criminal activity will not be tolerated.