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Title IX - Preventing Sexual Misconduct

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In compliance and support of the Title IX federal law, the Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 is committed to preventing and responding to incidents of sex‐based harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking.

Title IX additionally requires that schools not discriminate on the basis of sex. IECC's policy on nondiscrimination is available here.  

Refer to the menus below to explore the various resources available, view the complete Preventing Sexual Misconduct Policy (100.31), obtain contact information for filing a report or receiving assistance in securing resources, and review information related to the prevention and awareness of Sexual Misconduct.

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 is committed to preventing and responding to incidents of sex‐based harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking.  The Board has adopted the Preventing Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure (100.31) which outline the standards of conduct for all members of the IECC community, including employees, students, contractors, and visitors.  Click here to view the complete policy and procedure.

A victim of Sexual Misconduct has a right to report (or not report) the incident to Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.  Click here to view the Notification of Rights and Options, including resources to assist a victim of sexual misconduct.

More information.....

Reporting Relationship/Sexual Violence   Title IX & CAISA - What you need to know  (CAISA flyers - CAISA Contact info is applicable to LTC, OCC, and WVC)

Preventing Sexual Misconduct  Title IX and SAFE (SAFE flyers - SAFE Contact info is applicable to FCC.)

Mental Health Resources (includes resource information on sexual assault counseling, advocacy, and support available from local service providers, CAISA and SAFE.) 

There are multiple state and federal laws that have been enacted over the years to ensure the rights of pregnant and parenting students. 

Your Rights and the Law:

  • Makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, abortion or related conditions, including recovery.

  • Ensures the right to take medically necessary leave and to be free of harassment or intimidation because of pregnancy-related conditions, including childbirth and recovery.

  • Applies in and out of the classroom, including school-sponsored extracurricular activities, internships, athletics, financial aid and scholarships, and lab and clinical work.

  • Requires schools to provide pregnant students with services and accommodations equal to those provided to non-pregnant students. Pregnant students may also be eligible for pregnancy-related disability services under the ADA.

IECC Protects Your Rights

Your rights are protected under 3 policies at IECC: Preventing Sexual Misconduct Policy, Nondiscrimination Policy, and ADA. Supplemental to these policies are the following guidelines for students at IECC: 

  1. IECC will not require students to limit their studies as the result of pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions.

  2. The benefits and services provided to students affected by pregnancy will be no less than those provided to students with temporary medical conditions.

  3. Students with pregnancy-related disabilities, like any student with a short-term or temporary disability, are entitled to reasonable accommodations and may seek assistance from the ADA Coordinator on campus and in the manner outlined here.

  4. Reasonable accommodations may include, for instance:

  • Providing accommodations to protect the health and safety of the student and/or the pregnancy (such as allowing the student to maintain a safe distance from hazardous substances);

  • Making modifications to the physical environment (such as accessible seating);

  • Providing mobility support;

  • Extending deadlines and/or allowing the student to make up tests or assignments missed for pregnancy-related absences;

  • Offering remote learning options;

  • Excusing medically-necessary absences (this must be granted regardless of classroom attendance requirements set by a faculty member);

  • Implementing incomplete grades for classes that will be resumed at a future date;

  • Allowing breastfeeding students reasonable time and space to pump breast milk in a location that is private, clean, and reasonably accessible. 

Grievances should be reported in the manner described in the Preventing Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure.

Click here to report information necessary to initiate an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct or retaliation.

IECC Title IX Coordinator 

Libby McVicker, Program Director of Grants and Compliance
mcvickero@iecc.edu
320 East North Avenue
Noble, IL  62868
Ph. 618-393-3491
 

 

Click here for valuable information regarding prevention and awareness.