This Statement on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct supplements the University of Illinois Nondiscrimination Statement and sets forth the University’s position regarding conduct that violates or is otherwise inconsistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), as amended, and related laws. Title IX states as follows:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e. sex discrimination) may include sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence.
The University of Illinois prohibits and will not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual abuse) of or by students, employees, or visitors and will take action to provide appropriate remedies when such conduct is discovered. The University is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free of all forms of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. In furtherance of this commitment, the University will impose appropriate sanctions and take other corrective actions to address conduct that is inconsistent with this Statement. The University will respond to every report or complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. To implement this Statement, each campus office listed below shall implement its own campus policy and procedures that will include examples of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and sexual violence) that reflect current law, information regarding how to report conduct that may be prohibited by this Statement and/ or any campus-specific policies, and general information about how reports are investigated and addressed. Given the nature of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct, specific investigations and remedies will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
For additional information regarding campus-specific policies and procedures that prohibit sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct in all of its forms, and to address other equal opportunity, affirmative action, and discrimination/harassment issues, please contact:
For the Chicago campus, Caryn A. Bills, Director, Office for Access and Equity (Title IX, ADA and Section 504 Coordinator), 717 Marshfield Building, M/C 602, 809 South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7207, (312) 996-8670, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Springfield campus, Deanie Brown, Associate Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity (Title IX, ADA and Section 504 Coordinator), Public Affairs Center – 491B, One University Plaza, MS PAC 491, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407, (217) 206-6222, email@example.com.
For the Urbana-Champaign campus, Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Associate Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access,100 Swanlund Administration Building, MC-304, 601 East John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5796, (217) 333-0885, firstname.lastname@example.org; Menah Pratt-Clarke, Associate Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor(Title IX, ADA and 504 Coordinator), 100A Swanlund Administration Building, MC-304, 601 East John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-5796, (217) 333-0885, email@example.com.
For the University Administration, Eric A. Smith, Assistant Vice President, Equal Opportunity and Human Resources, 807 South Wright Street, Suite 440, MC-312, Champaign, Illinois 61820-6219, (217) 333-7925, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised October 2012