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We at Illinois know that supporting someone who has been impacted by sexual misconduct can be difficult, and we recognize that supporters may need and want resources, too.

If you are a family member or friend of either a student who is a survivor of sexual misconduct or of a student who has been accused of sexual misconduct, please see I Want to Support Someone for helpful information on how you might provide support.

Some of the best ways you can support your family member or friend is by becoming aware of resources on campus and encouraging your student to utilize the ones that best fit their current needs. The FAQs tab above can be a good place to start as is the Resources for Students page.

Often family members are wanting information from the University about their student's specific situation. Please understand the University is limited by law in discussing details of reports with family members without signed authorized consent from a student. While what we can disclose is limited by our legal responsibilities to student privacy, we can speak generally with you about process, procedures, and available resources/options for your student.

For general information about process and procedures regarding how the University may handle reports of sexual misconduct, helpful resources can include:

For general information about resources and options available to your student feel free to contact the Title IX Office or the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students at (217) 333-0050 (Emergency Dean available after hours, 365 days/year) to speak with a dean on duty.

To learn more about the laws that define our responsibility to student privacy, the following links may be helpful: