Committees & Task Forces

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to preventing sexual misconduct, responding when it occurs, and supporting survivors. The University has organized several committees and task forces to do just that. See below for more info on each of them, as well as information on how to get involved.

The Title IX Advisory Committee

The Title IX Advisory Committee is chaired by the Title IX Coordinator and is comprised of representation from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office for Student Conflict Resolution, the Women's Resources Center, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the University of Illinois Police Department, and Legal Counsel. The work of this committee includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Oversee the University's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and its implementing regulations
  • Assess the campus climate around sex discrimination issues and identifies the needs, issues, and trends
  • Reviews sexual misconduct related policies, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance and consistency with applicable laws, regulations, and agency guidance
  • Provides oversight and quality assurance for University reporting and response systems.

For more information, contact committee chair Danielle Morrison, Title IX Coordinator.

Presidential Task Force to Prevent and Address Sexual Violence/Misconduct

The safety of University of Illinois students, faculty, staff and visitors is at the core of building an environment that fosters learning and discovery. The Task Force to Prevent and Address Sexual Violence/Misconduct, convened by President Robert Easter and the three university chancellors, will:

  • build on dedicated resources and protocols already in place and explore and implement new procedures and strengthen existing practices
  • promote the University's continued leadership in interpretation, implementation, and compliance with legislation, regulations and official guidance
  • position the University to respond effectively to pending bipartisan legislation addressing sexual assault on college campuses as well as recommendations from a White House task force and other groups with expertise in this area

The specific charges to the committee include:

  • review current policies and practices for reporting, investigating and resolving complaints of sexual misconduct
  • explore best practices for preventing sexual violence/misconduct and providing resources for survivors
  • examine the existing and pending federal legislation and regulations to determine any potential impact on the University's policies and practices
  • oversee implementation of task force recommendations

For more information, contact the task force co-chair from the Urbana campus, Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access.

Rape Awareness and Prevention Committee

The Rape Awareness and Prevention Committee is appointed jointly by the Associate Provost/Director of Academic Human Resources and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

The work of the Committee focuses on, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Encouraging the development, implementation, and assessment of awareness, prevention, and intervention programs that address sexual misconduct in the campus community.
  • Working with community leaders and service providers to prevent sexual misconduct and to ensure a coordinated response, both in terms of law enforcement and survivor services, in accordance with the Illinois Campus Security Enhancement Act and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • Collecting and disseminating information regarding levels and patterns of sexual misconduct in the campus community and alerting the campus administration to any possible trends or need for changes in educational programs, interventions, or services.
  • Promoting and providing appropriate training of units and staff responsible for addressing sexual misconduct.

The charge should be revisited every odd-numbered year, and/or when there are regulatory changes, to assess its objectives and current needs.

For more information, contact committee co-chairs Molly McLay, Women's Resources Center, and Patricia Ricketts, Counseling Center.

Sexual Aggression and Misconduct Committee

This committee was formed originally to address programmatic efforts in addressing sexual aggression and misconduct in the fraternity and sorority community. The committee identifies gaps and creates enhanced training, programming, and advocacy for student communities inclusive of fraternities and sororities and other special populations.

For more information, contact committee chair Gina Lee-Olukoya, Associate Dean of Students.

Special Populations' Student Health Concerns Committee

Our mission is to promote balanced, healthy lifestyles among the diverse University of Illinois community and to provide health and wellness information for typically underserved populations. Goals and objectives include:

  • Promote dialogue on cross-cultural health issues.
  • Design and implement interactive programs that facilitate health awareness to the Urbana campus student community.
  • Provide translated health education materials in several languages to our target populations (14 health topics currently available in 8 different languages).
  • Provide illness prevention/health promotion programs through the offices of Student Affairs, ethnic group clubs and organizations, and some selected academic units.
  • Provide valuable health information and related literatures by providing links to national, regional, local and Big 10 health centers.
  • Maintain the Multicultural Health Clearinghouse web site detailing health information for special populations.
  • Engage in activities that will encourage student involvement in health/outreach programs.
  • Work with local health/social agencies and also provide desired services to the underserved, underinsured and underrepresented community members.

For more information, contact McKinley Health Center's Health Education Unit at (217) 333-2714.