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Common Reasons for Contacting the SAC

Acts of Intolerance, Harassment, and Discrimination


The University believes no student or employee shall be denied fair treatment, academic freedom, equal opportunity, employment, and access due their religion, sex, national origin, race, ancestry, age, color, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran. If you have concerns about discrimination, please contact:

Acts of Intolerance

The University's ongoing effort to create an environment that respects the rights of individual free speech and thought while valuing individual difference is essential to fostering an engaged community. The Office of the Dean of Students facilitates awareness of bias incidents and hate crimes and encourages all members of the University to report acts of intolerance.

Get more information or report an act of intolerance.

Sexual Assault

In the case of a sexual assault, the student should immediately seek medical attention and report the assault to one of the following offices:

  • Emergency Assistance: 911 (off-campus); 9-911 (campus)
  • Office of the Dean of Students: (217) 333-0050
  • Rape Crisis 24-Hour Hotline: (217) 384-4444
  • Women's Resources Center: (217) 333-3137
  • University of Illinois Police: (217) 333-1216 (non-emergency)

These offices can talk with you about your decision to report the crime and locate various resources that you may need. Whether or not legal charges are filed, a student accused of sexual assault or abuse may be subject to disciplinary actions from the University.

Get more information from the Women's Resources Center.


The University does not tolerate verbal, written, physical, and/or any other form of harassment which threatens or endangers students' or employees' safety, performance, or environment. Harassment also includes implicit and explicit forms of unsolicited sexual conduct or requests as means to secure or comply with status, activity, employment, or performance. The University does not support such behavior on or off-campus and has a set of procedures in place to apply appropriate sanctions. If you have concerns about harassment, please contact: