Gender Based Violence Policies, Reporting and Sanctions

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Policies on Gender Based Violence

For Students:

Student Conduct Code

  • Section 1.7.14
  • Section 2.2.1
  • Section 2.2.2
  • Section 2.2.3
  • Section 2.2.6
  • Section 2.3.1.3
  • Section 2.3.3
  • Sections 4.2 - 4.2.4.2
  • Sections 5.1 - 5.4.4
  • Sections 6.5.3 - 6.5.3.5

Reporting Options of Gender Based Violence Crimes (Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating/Domestic Violence)

Report to Police

  • If the situation took place off campus, call your local police department
  • If the situation took place on campus, call the Department of Public Safety at 618-453-3771.
    • If it is an emergency, call 911.

Report to SIU

  • Whether or not the situation took place on or off campus, call the Office of Equity and Compliance at 618-453-4807 to report to the University or
  • File a crime report at SAFE.SIU.EDU
    • Tell a faculty or staff member
    • They MUST report this to SAFE.SIU.EDU
      • This report is NOT a police report
    • They may NOT keep this information confidential
      • If you would like to speak to someone who can maintain confidentiality, students can do so at Counseling and Psychological Services. Their number is 618-453-5371.  Students may also contact the Confidential Advocate at 618-453-4429.
  • When it is reported, someone from the Office of Equity and Compliance will contact you about a possible investigation. An investigation will not always be required.
  • The University may also be able to provide assistance and remedies to a survivor of these crimes, whether or not an investigation is requested.

Report to Police, but not to SIU

  • If you make a police report, the police will share this information with SIU through the Office of Equity and Compliance. If you do not wish for SIU to investigate, you may discuss this option with the Office of Equity and Compliance staff when they contact you upon receipt of the police report.

Report to SIU, but not to the police

  • You do NOT have to make a police report to make a report to SIU.
  • SIU will investigate, or provide remedies, even if a police report is not made.

Report to no one

  • Remember: ANYONE who works for the University is a mandated reporter, unless they work for the Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Services, or is the Confidential Advocate. If you report to anyone else on campus, they MUST report your concerns to the Office of Equity and Compliance through the SAFE.SIU.EDU page.

Sanctions for Offenders of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Dating/Domestic Violence

Students

  • Student who are found in violation of any misconduct policy involving Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Dating/Domestic Violence may be sanctioned in a variety of ways. The sanction would depend on many variables, such as the section of the Conduct Code that was violated, prior sanctions, and nature of the current offense. Sanctions included, but are not limited to, written assignment, censure, class, community service, fines, alteration of housing status, alteration of student status, probation, suspension, and expulsion.
  • Students who are alleged to have violated Sections 2.2.1 (Sexual Assault), 2.2.3 (Forcible Fondling), 2.3.1.3 (Dating/Domestic Violence) and 2.3.3 (Stalking), and some other sections of the Student Conduct Code, may also be given an interim suspension, while an investigation and hearing is conducted into the complaint against them. This is determined by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • A student found in violation and expelled or suspended may also be given a No Trespass Order for University Property.

Faculty/Staff

  • Faculty and staff who are found in violation of any misconduct policy involving Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Dating/Domestic Violence may be sanctioned in a variety of ways. The sanction would depend on many variables, such as whether the employee is subject to a collective bargaining agreement, prior sanctions against them, and the nature of the current offense. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, reprimands (oral or written), suspensions, and discharge.
  • Faculty/Staff who alleged to have violated the University’s policies on sexual harassment, stalking, or dating/domestic violence may also be placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation by ODE.
  • A faculty/staff member found in violation discharged or terminated from employment may also be given a No Trespass Order for University Property.

Vendors

  • Vendors who are found in violation of any misconduct policy involving Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Dating/Domestic Violence may be sanctioned based on the contractual obligations of the vendor.
  • A vendor found in violation may be given a No Trespass Order for University Property.

Visitors

  • A visitor found in violation may be given a No Trespass Order for University Property.