Student Policies

Student PoliciesCampus SafetyAccess & Equal OpportunityTitle IX

Student Policies

Campus Safety

Office of Access and Equal Opportunity:

  • University of Illinois Nondiscrimination Statement – 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. UIS NONDISCRIMINATION POLICIES 2017 (pdf)
  • Affirmative Action Statement – UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • 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.


Please visit our Title IX Website,, 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


Report and Incident link to

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.