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.
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
Angela Valuck '08
Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Student Development Program Coordinator
Lincoln Hall, Room 1106
Assistant Director of Athletics
Bruner, Room 1250
Officials With Authority
Illinois College has authorized the administrators listed below as Officials with Authority (OWAs) to
address and correct harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation. In addition to the Title IX Team
members listed above, these OWAs may also accept notice or Formal Complaints on behalf of the
- Catharine O’Connell | Provost and Dean of the College
- Lauren Hays | Director of Human Resources
- Laura Corey | Dean of Faculty
- Jessica Edonick | Dean of Students
- Denny Schumacher | Executive Director of Residential Life & Public Safety
- Meghan Roman | Director of Athletics
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 confidential resources listed below. These employees 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. These individuals 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.
- Keri Hayes | College Health Nurse
- Sarah Seely | Clinical Coordinator for the Alcohol and Other Disorders Counseling Program
- Leah Hamilton | Lead Mental Health Counselor
- Nicole Crockett | Mental Health Counselor
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.
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421.3481
Facsimile: (202) 453.6012
TDD#: (877) 521.2172
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chicago District Office
JCK Federal Building
230 S Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
ASL Video Phone: 844.234.5122
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