Title IX/Sexual Misconduct

Illinois Central College is dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and employment environment that is free from actual or perceived discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. We are committed to ensuring a safe campus climate for all of our students and the entire College community. Through a comprehensive compliance program, we promote fundamental rights, advance individual and institutional integrity, and uphold the vital aims of Title IX.

Illinois Central College has implemented its Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Title IX policy and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; relevant sections of the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats; and the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act.

Reporting Options

Individuals may choose to seek action or assistance both on-campus as well as through the external resources. Additional or interim remedies may also be provided concurrently and/or in lieu of an investigation or formal process.

There are two types of reporting available to you at the College:

  • Confidential Reporting in which your identity is kept confidential (with few exceptions) by the Employee Assistance Program (for employees) or through the Confidential Advisor at ICC.
  • Formal Reporting in which you wish to file a formal report with ICC Campus Police or using the complaint form to pursue the College’s investigation and resolution process (this means your identity will be known to the Responding Party).

Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Resources

In a Crisis Situation

Students experiencing a mental health crisis situation such as suicidal ideation or sexual assault while on campus should immediately contact the Illinois Central College Counseling office at (309) 694-5281 or come to Room CC201 to be seen by a personal counselor. If the mental health emergency happens outside of the ICC Counseling office hours or off campus, students may contact:

  • Emergency Police Line: 911
  • Peoria County Emergency Response Services (ERS): (309) 671-8084
  • Tazewell County Emergency Response Services (ERS): (309) 347-1148
  • Call for Help: (309) 673-7373

Internal Resources and Education

ICC Counseling Services

East Peoria Campus, Leitch Career Center, CC201
(309) 694-5281
[email protected]
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Summer Hours (June and July): Mon-Thu: 8 am – 4:30 pm; Fri: 8 am – 2 pm

Counseling Services We Provide

If you are experiencing personal difficulties while a student at ICC, our counseling services are available to you. We provide students with brief solution – focused counseling from our professional trained counselors. If you need more in-depth counseling services than we can provide, our counselors will assist you in finding community resources. We also have group counseling services. Please call the counseling office to find out what is currently available. All counseling services are free of charge for ICC students.

We are able to treat several mental health concerns in the ICC Counseling office including, but not limited to the following:

  • Academic Distress
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol and Drug Concerns
  • Anger
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating/Body Image Concerns
  • Gender Concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Other Psychological Concerns Causing Distress

All interactions between the students and counselors are strictly confidential and are not subject to disclosure without a student’s permission unless the student is at risk of harm to self or others, a subpoena is ordered, or if the student reports child or elder abuse.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

The Sexual Assault Response Team, or SART, is a standing team that serves the college and community by providing support for survivors/victims of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking on campus, by developing appropriate education and training opportunities for students and staff, and by working with campus and community law enforcement and service providers to jointly serve as the community task force specified in state mandate 110 ILCS 12/10 for the purpose of “improving coordination between community leaders and service providers to prevent sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to ensure a coordinated response both in terms of law enforcement and survivor/victim services.”

If you or a friend has been a victim of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking, please call SART at (309) 694-5573. We can assist you with resources and on campus advocacy to help you through this trauma. Below are community, state, and national resource that can provide you with services and/or information in regards to sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking.

External Resources and Education