FAQs for Employees

Am I a Responsible Employee?
All University employees, including all faculty members, maintenance employees, food service employees, and all other employees, including Residence Life Assistants are Responsible Employees. Other undergraduate and graduate student employees are not Responsible Employees.

What is required of a Responsible Employee?
Responsible employees must immediately report allegations or disclosures of sexual violence/sexual misconduct involving students to the Title IX Coordinator.

What do I do if a student begins to report an incident of sexual misconduct to me?
You should immediately inform the student of your reporting obligations as a Responsible Employee, and inform them of their right to first seek confidential counseling from the UIS Counseling Center or one of the off-campus confidential advocacy resources (the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault or Sojourn Shelter and Services for Domestic Violence or Dating Violence) if they wish to keep the information private or confidential. You should also encourage them to consider reporting the incident to the UIS Title IX Coordinator for assistance.

Am I protected from sexual misconduct by Title IX?
UIS values the safety and well-being of its employees. Both Title IX and the UIS Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibit sexual misconduct against employees as well as students. Employees are also protected from discrimination on the basis of gender under Title VII and related University policies. Please contact the UIS Title IX Coordinator for assistance and support.