Title IX

Title IX is a law that requires all educational institutions in the United States receiving federal funding to remove barriers and provide equal opportunity on the basis of sex or gender.

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.


***Special Message regarding COVID-19***

Due to health and safety recommendations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of Access and Equal Opportunity will not be staffed to receive visitors in person in the reception office. During this time we will continue to work even though our administrative support staff person is not physically present in the office. AEO and Title IX email inboxes and voicemail messages will be monitored throughout the day by the Administrative Aide for response and follow up or routing to the Associate Chancellor and Title IX Coordinator/ADA Coordinator. For information and guidance on conducting academic searches and candidate interviews remotely,  please contact the Associate Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity at aeo@uis.eduFor personal safety and emergencies, please contact Campus Police at (217) 206-7777.

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“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.”

— Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Message from the Title IX Coordinator

At UIS we value the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, and we invite you to rely on this site for important information and resources!

UIS is firmly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion and maintaining environments free from discrimination and sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment or sexual violence.

Sexual misconduct violates the well-being of our students and our faculty and staff, and sexual misconduct disrupts and threatens the safety of our University community, and will not be tolerated.

Please contact me for any and all assistance fulfilling our vitally important gender equity and gender safety goals and obligations.


  • We Uphold Title IX Policies and Procedures
  • We are dedicated to Informing you about your rights and our obligations under Title IX, and
  • We put your Safety first!

Deanie Brown, J.D.
UIS Title IX Coordinator
Associate Chancellor for Access and Equal Opportunity