Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act
IECC Policy and Procedure on Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education (100.31)
The Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 is committed to preventing and responding to incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. The Board adopts the following standards of conduct for all members of the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges community, including employees, students, contractors and visitors.
The Board is committed to the principle that all interpersonal relationships and interactions – especially those of an intimate nature – be grounded in mutual respect, open communication, and clear consent. As such, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, are unacceptable and are not tolerated at any Illinois Eastern Community College. The Board recognizes that victims and offenders can be any gender and expects members of the campus community to help maintain a safe environment.
The Board encourages anyone who has been subjected to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking to seek appropriate help and to report the incident promptly to the police and/or designated officials pursuant to this policy.
As a general matter, the Board, through its Chief Executive Officer, will take prompt action to investigate reports of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and/or Stalking and, where appropriate, to impose sanctions. The applicable procedures will depend on whether the alleged offender is a student, faculty or staff member.
Students, faculty and staff who violate this Policy may face discipline up to and including expulsion or termination.
This policy applies to students, employees, contractors, or third parties whenever the misconduct occurs:
A. On College property; or
B. Off College property if;
1. The conduct was in connection with a College or College-recognized program or activity; or
2. Otherwise has a connection to the College.
Policy and procedure available at the link below.