Student Policies, Reports, Procedures and Title IX
- Alcohol and Other Drugs – A Policy and Resource Guide for UIS Students and Employees (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
- 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.
From the Office of Access and Equal Opportunity:
The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.
Human Rights Policy – As an institution dedicated to the improvement of the human condition collectively and individually through higher education, the University of Illinois at Springfield is fully committed to human rights in all of their various forms. This policy of human rights is adopted in pursuit of the realization of this commitment.
- Tips and Tools for Enhancing Intercultural Competency! – Intercultural Competency – Culture as Context – 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.
- UIS Guidelines to Hire
- 2016 Search Manual for Faculty and Academic Professional Positions, including updated sections on diversity recruitment and outreach resources, overcoming unconscious bias in the candidate assessment process, interim and visiting appointments, and the problem with working titles!
- Guidance for Faculty Search Committees, including guidance on minimum number of committee members, access to information for departmental members not serving on the committee, and the requirement for at least one committee member outside the unit, for enhanced objectivity!
- UIS Best Practices to Diversity Faculty and Staff
- Updated Guidelines for UIS Policy and Procedure for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities and Requesting Reasonable Accommodations for a Disability!
- UIS Policy on • UIS Policy on Service Animals and Companion Animals on Campus
- Global Religious Holidays AY 2016 – 2018, to support requests for Absences or Accommodations!*
Your important mandatory reporting obligations as a Title IX Responsible Employee or Clery Act Campus Security Authority!
Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, stalking, domestic or dating violence, and sexual assault are prohibited, as is retaliation for pursuing individual rights under these legal and policy protections. Title IX also prohibits discrimination in the form of exclusion from the benefits of participating in educational programs or activities, including but not limited to collegiate sports.
Sexual Harassment Policy – 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.
UIS TITLE IX Policy – Policy For Awareness and Prevention of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, Including Sexual Assault
Responsible Employees’ Reporting
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.
If you are NOT a Responsible Employee, you may make a confidential report by clicking below to enter your narrative summary, including names of all persons involved and other relevant information, or you may email your report to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call to speak with or leave a confidential message for the Title IX Coordinator at (217) 206-9999.
A confidential report is separate from seeking confidential counseling before making a report. Although the Title IX Coordinator will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to reports and complaints while keeping confidential the identity of the reporter, confidential reporting may ultimately limit the University’s ability to take appropriate action in the absence of all relevant facts. The University must also consider its obligation to respond effectively to reports of policy violations and to maintain a safe environment for the UIS community.
Anonymous Reporting – Report Anonymously
If you are NOT a Responsible Employee, you may report an incident without disclosing anyone’s name or requesting any action. Please note that choosing to make an anonymous report can significantly limit the ability of the University to respond. This information will be used for statistical purposes as well as for enhancing understanding of our campus climate so that we may strengthen sexual misconduct response and prevention efforts.
UIS TITLE IX & SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING OBLIGATIONS
- Emergency Resources
- FAQs –
- 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. For more details http://www.uis.edu/titleix/report-an-incident/
- Crisis and Advocacy Resources
- UIS Campus Resources – Rights and Options –When you report having personally experienced incidents that may constitute sexual misconduct, UIS cares and you have rights and options!
- You have the right to file a complaint with Law Enforcement
- You have the right to file a formal complaint with the UIS Title IX Coordinator
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. Access the comprehensive UIS Policy