Title IX

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “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.”

Eureka College is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Sexual discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. Eureka College considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. This resource refers to all forms of sexual discrimination, including: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties. (Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688)

Persons who wish to report any form of sex discrimination may contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator can assist with all aspects of the reporting procedure and will conduct an investigation into a complaint. Employees of the College can also make an initial report to their immediate supervisor who must report it to the Title IX Coordinator.

Employees who believe they have either witnessed or been subjected to unlawful sex discrimination may notify one of the following: their supervisor, the Director of Human Resources, or the Title IX Coordinator. Employees may report to any one of these individuals. If for any reason the employee is unable or unwilling to report the matter to any one of the individuals listed above, he/she may report the matter to the President of the College.

Resources for Victims of Sexual Misconduct

There are various supportive measures available for those who have experienced sexual discrimination. These support sources include:

  • The Title IX Coordinator can assist with finding on and off campus resources.
  • Tazwood Center for Wellness: (309) 347-5522
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline www.rainn.org
  • Woodford County Center for Prevention of Abuse: 800-559-7233
  • Reassignments – When the survivor and the accused student participate in the same class(es) and/or reside in the same college residence or in proximity to one another, survivors may request that a fair and immediate way to reassign and/or move one of the persons be decided upon by College Administration.