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All faculty and staff members should understand the requirements and procedures regarding reporting sexual misconduct, as well as the resources available to support students. Please see FAQs for Employees, Prevention & Training for Employees and Resources for Students for more information on these topics. For sample syllabus language about your reporting requirements, please see FAQs for Employees.

Faculty and staff should also be aware that there are campus and community resources in place to address incidents that impact them personally. Listed below are some of these resources.

Campus Resources

Faculty/Staff Assistance and Well-Being Services

(217) 244-5312

8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

If an emergency arises outside of normal business hours, you can contact our 24-hour crisis line at (217) 244-7739.

Faculty/Staff Assistance and Well-Being Services provides confidential assistance to employees and their families who may be experiencing difficulties that impact their lives. They are a confidential resource, meaning that reports of sexual misconduct are kept completely confidential and not reported to the University unless the survivor has asked for this to happen. (For more information on confidential resources, see I Want to Talk to Someone.)

Office for Access & Equity

(217) 333-0885

8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

This office handles all employee disciplinary proceedings for violations of the Nondiscrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policies and will handle the case if you choose to seek action through the University.

Academic Human Resources

Staff Human Resources

Title IX Office

(217) 333-3333
8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

The Title IX Office can take reports, connect individuals to available resources and support services, facilitate academic accommodations and adjustments, and review reporting options. They can also answer questions for individuals regarding the reporting process or the policy and provide training options.

University of Illinois Campus Wellbeing Services

(217) 265-9355

8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Confidential Advisors (located within the Women's Resources Center)

(217) 333-3137
8:30 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday

Confidential Advisors offer confidential advocacy and support related to sexual misconduct including (but not limited to) safety planning, discussing a survivor’s rights and options, supporting survivors in determining the best course of action for their own needs, addressing academic and employment needs, accessing safe housing, mental and physical health referrals, and support with both the criminal and university discipline systems. All services are free of charge and available for persons of all gender identities. The Women’s Resources Center has staff designated as Confidential Advisors, trained and dedicated to provide support and advocacy. These staff members are Gabrielle Schwartz, Associate Director, Kara Lawrence, Advocacy & Wellness Coordinator, and MK Kim, Advocacy & Wellness Coordinator. Services are available by appointment, referral, and walk-in (as available).

Get a definition of Confidential Advisor.

State Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The State Employee Assistance Program is available to employees who are eligible for the State of Illinois Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP). See SEGIP Health Insurance to see if you are eligible. If the employee participates in a State health plan, then EAP services are also available to their eligible dependents.

The State EAP is a confidential assessment and referral service that provides problem identification, counseling, and referral services. All EAP care managers are professional, licensed clinicians and experienced in providing support, understanding, and guidance for a broad range of needs.

Trained customer service representatives and EAP care managers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (866) 659-3848 or TDD/TTY (800) 456-4006.

University of Illinois System Ethics & Compliance Office

Ethics Line: (866) 758-2146
Fax: (217) 206-6211

When an incident of sexual harassment is alleged between employees and does not involve students, sexual harassment can also be reported to the University of Illinois System Ethics Officer.

Community Resources

Psychological Services Center

(217) 333-0041
8:30 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday

The Psychological Services Center (PSC), is operated by the Department of Psychology at the University. It serves the community of Urbana-Champaign, as well as University students, faculty, and staff. While PSC does charge for its services, a sliding scale depending on family size and income is offered.

Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (R.A.C.E.S.)

Crisis Hotline: (217) 384-4444

Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (R.A.C.E.S.) has a twenty-four crisis hotline, medical and legal advocacy, counseling services, and public education and training. All services are free of charge and confidential.


Crisis Hotline: (217) 359-4141

Rosecrance offers a 24-hour mental health crisis hotline and provides a range of prevention, intervention, and behavioral health treatment services for individuals and families.

Courage Connection

Domestic Violence Hotline: (217) 384-4390

Courage Connection provides housing and services for individuals or families who are victims of domestic violence. They offer safety planning, domestic violence counseling, court advocacy, assistance in obtaining orders of protection, and other counseling services. Shelter and services are free of charge and available to residential and non-residential clients.

Police and Safety Resources

Dial 911 for emergencies

Dial 217-333-8911 for non-emergencies to reach dispatch for any of these police agencies:

MTD SafeRides

(217) 265-7433

SafeWalks (University Police)

(217) 333-1216

Have questions about police options? See the FAQ for police options.

Medical Resources

If you go to an emergency department, the trained professionals can collect necessary physical evidence. Even if you do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care professionals can treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases/infections.

McKinley Health Center (Medical) — For Students

(217) 333-2700
1109 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

  • Dial-a-Nurse Services
    24 hours/day, 365 days/year
  • Women's Health
    8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
  • Acute Medical Clinic
    8:00 am–5:30 pm, Monday–Friday
    8:00 am–4:30 pm, Saturday
    Offers medical treatment as listed above, but not evidence collection

Carle Foundation Hospital

(217) 383-3311
611 W. Park St., Urbana

  • Emergency Department
    24 hours/day, 365 days/year
    Offers evidence collection (rape kit) and medical treatment as listed above

OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

(217) 337-2131
1400 W. Park St., Urbana

  • Emergency Department
    24 hours/day, 365 days/year
    Offers evidence collection (rape kit) and medical treatment as listed above

Medical Options

  • McKinley and the local hospitals (Carle or OSF) provide medical care after a sexual assault.
  • The best time to go is within 72 hours of the assault, to preserve evidence and prevent certain health issues.
  • Only an emergency department (Carle/OSF) can perform evidence collection (or rape kit); McKinley cannot. This process involves a doctor or specialized nurse collecting evidence from the survivor’s body to help identify the perpetrator’s DNA.
  • All of these facilities provide a medical exam, STD/STI preventive testing and treatment, emergency contraception (EC or morning-after pill), and date rape drug testing (if relevant, as they leave the body quickly).
  • If services are sought at one of the hospitals, the State of Illinois will pay whatever insurance doesn’t. It will be billed on insurance as an emergency visit, not a sexual assault. If the survivor does not have insurance, the hospital will bill the State of Illinois.
  • The medical facility will call the police, and it’s up to the survivor if they want to talk to them.
  • The hospitals should page a R.A.C.E.S. advocate to help through the process. If they don’t, a survivor can request an advocate.
  • For transportation, you can ask a friend, call the police, take a cab or bus, or go on your own — it’s up to you!

State and National Resources