Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and Title IX Reporting and Resources
Working under the supervision of the President of Illinois State University, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (OEOA) oversees and enforces the University's program to prevent, detect, and respond appropriately to alleged violations of University policy and ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws related to anti-harassment and non-discrimination. This website includes information outlining how to make a report to OEOA, how the University responds to reports of potential violations of policy, and provides links to various local, state, and federal resources to help support students, faculty, and staff.
It is the policy of the University to maintain an educational environment free of sexual harassment for students. Sexual harassment is contrary to the standards of the University community and a barrier to fulfilling the University's scholarly, research, educational, and service missions. Sex discrimination is prohibited by the University’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy 1.2. Any act of harassment and/or discrimination based on sex is prohibited under this policy.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) in federally funded schools at all levels. Illinois’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act requires all higher education institutions in the state to adopt a comprehensive policy to address sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
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Title IX Coordinators
The University’s Title IX Coordinator, as part of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, is responsible for the University’s Title IX compliance program, which includes oversight and implementation of the University’s Title IX policies and complaint procedures. The Title IX Coordinator coordinates related education, training, and prevention programming and monitors the campus climate.