How to Report Sexual Misconduct
The online form may be used by anyone (faculty, staff, students, and other concerned parties) to report knowledge of incidents related to possible violations of Illinois College’s Non-Discrimination Policy and/or Title IX Policy, including retaliatory actions.
Illinois College uses the term sexual misconduct for sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
This report is accessible only to the Title IX Coordinator. These electronic reports are monitored regularly and a response will be sent within 12 hours of receipt. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Illinois College Office of Public Safety at 217.245.3111. Contacting Public Safety does not require you to pursue legal action, unless you want to do so. The Office of Public Safety can connect students to a College Counselor or College Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please note that although you have the option to make this report anonymous, doing so may limit Illinois College’s options for a thorough investigation and response.
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Jennie Hemingway
Associate Dean of Student Success & Director of Student Development
Caine Student Center
1101 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
*contact for faculty, staff and students
The College's trained Title IX investigators include:
- Jennie Hemingway, Associate Dean of Student Success/Director of Student Development
- Denny Schumacher, Executive Director of Residential Life and Campus Safety
If you wish to report a violation of this policy but would like your information to remain confidential you may choose to report to any of the following individuals. These employees have a confidentiality privilege to protect the personal identification of you, and can fulfill their reporting requirements by making general reports for statistical purposes and pattern tracking, but do not divulge personally identifiable information. Please note that if you report to a confidential employee and request confidentiality, your information will not be shared with the Title IX Coordinator and an investigation will not be initiated.
- Donna Givens | Mental Health Counselor | Templeton Counseling Center | 217.245.3774
- Leah Hamilton | Mental Health Counselor | Templeton Counseling Center | 217.245.3199
- Jayde Johnson | Mental Health Counselor, Templeton Counseling Center | 217.245.3338
- Tim McGee | Chaplain / Coordinator of Interfaith and Inclusion Initiatives | 217.245.3060
- Renee Overton | Healthcare Associate, Chesley Health and Wellness Center | 217.245.3038
- Tami Wright | College Health Nurse, Chesley Health and Wellness Center | 217.245.3038
If you wish to seek confidential support but would not like to report to Health Services or Counseling Center staff you may choose to report to a confidential advisor. Illinois College maintains a list of individuals who are specifically trained professionals who are available to survivors, or those who know a survivor, to answer questions, provide information, and help navigate the options available at the College as well as in the Jacksonville community. Confidential advisors can fulfill their reporting requirements by making general reports for statistical purposes and pattern tracking, but do not divulge personally identifiable information. Please note that if you report to a confidential advisor and request confidentiality, your information will not be shared with the Title IX Coordinator and an investigation will not be initiated.
Karen Homolka | Assistant Dean of Student Success and Director of the Center for Student Involvement
Caine Student Center, CSI Room 29
Caitlyn Moody | Director of Athletic Facilities and Compliance
Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center, Room 3125
Kallia Wright | Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
While any member of the College community who believes he or she has been harassed is strongly encouraged to use the procedures established by the College to make a complaint about harassment, such a person may also elect to make a complaint outside the College by initiating civil and/or criminal charges against the accused party or parties.
A complainant has the right to contact the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) within 180 days of the alleged incident, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of the alleged incident about filing a formal complaint regarding harassment or retaliation. In addition, an appeal process is available through the Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC) after the IDHR has completed its investigation of the complaint.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
Chicago: 312.814.6200 or 800.662.3942
Chicago TTY: 866.740.3953
Springfield TTY: 866.740.3953
Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC)
Chicago TTY: 312.814.4760
Springfield TTY: 217.557.1500
United States (EEOC)
Chicago TTY: 800.869.8001