Student Policies, Reports, Procedures and Title IX

  • Alcohol Drugs Policy (pdf) – A Policy and Resource Guide for Students and Employees at the University of Illinois Springfield
  • Campus Safety Policy and Resource Guide for UIS Students and Employees (pdf) – The University is committed to providing the safest environment possible for work and study. Part of that commitment involves providing information about campus security to current as well as prospective students and employees. This report, prepared in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, outlines the University’s security policies and discloses campus crime statistics.
  • Campus Safety Policy For Students with Disabilities (pdf) – The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at the University of Illinois, Springfield provides academic accommodations for students registered in the office who have provided the appropriate documentation to justify the academic accommodations requested.    We serve students who register with our office by providing them with resources on campus for their academic success.   We are also interested in the safety of our students on campus.
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy – A complete copy of UIS’ drug prevention policy and program may be obtained from either the vice chancellor for Student Affairs or the associate vice president for Human Resources.
  • Parental Notification Policy – The decision to give parental notification will be based on factors such as the student’s prior judicial history, the severity of the alleged incident, and other relevant circumstances.
  • UIS Peer-to-Peer Compliance Plan: Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) – Plan for Combating the Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material by Users of UIS Network
  • Religious and Cultural Observances for the 2017-2018 Academic Year – Prayer Room located in the Diversity Center, SLB 22
  • UIS Annual Security and Fire Safety Report – This report includes crime statistics and residence hall fire statistics for the past three years also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and other crime prevention information.  The report is intended to promote your own awareness of safety, to learn about campus resources regarding prevention of and responses to certain incidents and crimes, and to make our safe campus an even safer place.
  • Student Conduct Code – The Code covers disciplinary action initiated or taken against a student.  Disciplinary action may be initiated for proscribed conduct occurring on property owned or controlled by the Campus or conduct in the course of participating in a Campus-sponsored program or project.
  • Student Emergency and Referral Procedures -The University of Illinois expects and encourages students to maintain reasonable care for their own well-being. Students who threaten or attempt suicide,engage in efforts to prepare to commit suicide, or express a preoccupation with suicide are required to attend four sessions of professional assessment at the UIS Counseling Center or with an external licensed mental health professional. Requests to meet the four session requirement through an external licensed mental health professional must be approved by the Counseling Center.
  • The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act Report – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2013 Published in the year 2014 – This information is provided in compliance with federal law, known as the Clery Act, and the Illinois Campus Security Enhancement Act.

Office of Access and Equal Opportunity:

TITLE IX

Please visit our Title IX Website, http://www.uis.edu/Titleix/, for additional information, including Policies and procedures. Please note: confidential and anonymous reporting options are for non-R.A. students and campus visitors only.

The Title IX Coordinator:

  • Fosters RESPECTFUL campus climates based on affirmative consent and safe bystander intervention
  • Explains the on- and off-campus RESOURCES available to you!
  • Receives REPORTS and appropriately follows up, or maintains appropriate records
  • Coordinates timely, appropriate, and compassionate RESPONSE
  • COLLABORATES with campus and community partners to review and update Title IX and Sexual Misconduct policies, practices, and procedures, based on state and federal law and guidelines

Other resources available:

2017 Search Manual for Faculty and Academic Professionals Position, including important sections on diversity outreach, overcoming unconscious bias in the candidate assessment process, and adhering to process requirements in exceptional circumstances.

    • Issues or concerns may arise or be reported by the Complainant or others that, in the judgement of the Title IX Coordinator, do not rise to the level of a policy violation. In such situations, the Complainant may prefer to seek an informal resolution of the issues or concerns.

      UIS maintains a comprehensive Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Complaint Procedures in compliance with applicable law, designed to prioritize safety and well-being while promptly, fairly, impartially, and thoroughly investigating complaints.

      The University of Illinois at Springfield will not tolerate sexual harassment and is committed to providing and preserving an atmosphere free from harassment in any form. All employees and students have the right to work and study in an environment free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a violation of professional ethics and impedes the primary function of a university.

    • Intercultural Competency– context can elevate our interactions from a place of judgment to a place of understanding. It immerses us in the experience of others from their perspective and enhances our critical thinking skills. It takes us beyond sampling food, music, attire, language, art and architecture, towards a shared appreciation for the humanity of all.

      Get in touch with Title IX:

      Phone: 217-206-9999

      Email: titleix@uis.edu

      Report and Incident link to http://www.uis.edu/titleix/report-an-incident/

      Responsible employees must immediately report allegations or disclosures of sexual misconduct involving students to the Title IX Office, including identification of persons reporting as victims and persons accused, along with other relevant information. All employees who are not certified Counselors in the UIS Counseling Center in Student Affairs are responsible employees. This includes student Resident Assistants, who are Responsible Employees. Other undergraduate student employees or student Graduate Assistants (G.A.s) or Teaching Assistants (T.A.s) are not Responsible Employees.