Title IX & Preventing Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Title IX & Preventing Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct


Who Can Help You?  Know Your Resources On & Off Campus

On-Campus Resources:

  • Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator:  Jill Cranmore, 217-443-8756, Vermilion Hall, Room 211, jcranmore@dacc.edu;
  • Dean of Student Services:  Stacy Ehmen, 217-443-8746, Lincoln Hall, Room 104H, stacy@dacc.edu;
  • Director of Advisement & Counseling:  Stephane Potts, 217-443-8749, Lincoln Hall, Room 104A, spotts@dacc.edu;
  • Coordinator of Campus & Community Resources/Academic Advisor:  Dawn Nasser, 217-443-8755, Lincoln Hall, Room 104G,dnasser@dacc.edu;
  • DACC Security:  443-8888; Lincoln Hall, Room 007;

Off-Campus Resources:

  • Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center, 1630 Georgetown Road, Tilton, Illinois; 1-866-617-3227 or 217-446-1337 *This resource can provide Confidential Advisement
  • Women’s Shelter, 201 N. Hazel, Danville, IL, 217-709-0331, Domestic Violence Hotline = 217-443-5566
  • Danville Police Department: 217-442-1414
  • Catlin Police Department: 217-427-2131
  • Westville Police Department: 217-267-2131
  • Georgetown Police Department: 217-442-0153
  • Hoopeston Police Department: 217-283-5196
  • Milford Police Department:  815-889-4085
  • Oakwood Police Department: 217-442-0153
  • Rossville Police Department:  217-283-5196
  • Vermilion County: 217-442-1414

How to File an Order of Protection:
A DACC representative can assist students who want to pursue an Order of Protection.  In many cases, the College will direct the student to the Your Family Resource Connection at 201 North Hazel Street, Danville, IL.  They have the expertise to help you understand the process.  Your DACC staff members who can assist you include the following:

  • Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator:  Jill Cranmore, 217-443-8756, Vermilion Hall, Room 211, jcranmore@dacc.edu;
  • Dean of Student Services:  Stacy Ehmen, 217-443-8746, Lincoln Hall, Room 104H, stacy@dacc.edu;
  • Director of Advisement & Counseling:  Stephane Potts, 217-443-8749, Lincoln Hall, Room 104A, spotts@dacc.edu; and
  • Coordinator of Campus & Community Resources/Academic Advisor:  Dawn Nasser, 217-443-8755, Lincoln Hall, Room 104G,dnasser@dacc.edu.

An order of protection is a civil order that provides protection from a family or household member who has committed acts of domestic violence against you or your minor child.  Also, any person living or employed at a private home or public shelter which houses an abused family or household member may also be eligible to apply for an order of protection.

To help you understand the process and the protection provided, visit the WomensLaw.org website at http://www.womenslaw.org/laws_state_type.php?id=509&state_code=IL.  The information is also provided in Spanish on this website.

You may also file an order of protection through your local police department. The following is a link to the Order of Protection forms in Vermilion County: Link to Order of Protection Forms in Vermilion County, IL.

There are three kinds of protection orders in the state of Illinois. They are:

  • Emergency order – These are intended to protect people from immediate threats to their health or safety. A judge can grant an emergency order of protection based on the applicant’s testimony, without any input from the alleged abuser. This order will expire when a hearing for an interim or plenary order is held, which is usually within a week or two.
  • Interim order – An interim order can last for up to 30 days. It is meant to “fill the gap” between the expiration of an emergency order and the hearing for a plenary order in situations where a hearing cannot be scheduled for some time. This kind of order cannot be issued until the alleged abuser has appeared before the judge or received notification of the upcoming hearing.
  • Plenary order – This kind of protection order can only be issued after a hearing, during which the plaintiff and defendant will both have a chance to present evidence. If the judge decides to issue a plenary order of protection, it will last for two years and can be renewed indefinitely.

Understanding the Roles of DACC Employees
Some employees on campus wear many different hats, especially when it comes to responsibility and reporting requirements.  Please see “Details on Confidentiality” above for specific information on the levels of confidentiality for each position/role at DACC.

Title IX Coordinator - The DACC Director of Human Resources, Jill Cranmore, is our Title IX Coordinator.  She can be reached at 217-443-8756, Vermilion Hall, Room 211, jcranmore@dacc.edu.  The Title IX Coordinator oversees the prompt investigation of complaints alleging sexual harassment; reviews findings as to whether sexual harassment occurred; reviews proposed remedies (including interim measures) necessary to address the sexual harassment, eliminate any hostile environment, and prevent its reoccurrence; and serves as consultant to any disciplinary hearing panel where sexual harassment has been determined to have occurred to ensure the College’s compliance with Title IX.

Responsible Employees - All DACC employees are Responsible Employees.  This role means if a student reports that he or she has been sexually victimized (see definitions of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and sexual harassment above), the DACC employee is required to report all information they are given to the DACC Title IX Coordinator, Jill Cranmore.  Responsible Employees are bound to keep any details about the incident or report confidential from people not required to respond.

Campus Security Authority (CSA) - DACC employees who have significant responsibilities for student and campus activities are referred to as Campus Security Authorities.  A CSA must report allegations, made in good faith, of Clery Act crimes including sexual assault.  DACC CSAs include the Dean of Student Services, Student Service Administrators, Faculty/Advisors to student organizations/clubs; the Athletic Director; Athletic Coaches; Security Officers; and Administrators at off-campus sites.

Campus Security - DACC Campus Security Personnel are available twenty-four (24) hours a day to respond to emergency situations or to address and investigate any criminal activity or inappropriate conduct reported by a student, staff member, or visitor to campus. Security personnel patrol campus facilities, grounds, and parking lots to monitor activity on campus, assist anyone in need, and to insure that unauthorized persons are not on campus.  Campus Security can be contacted in person in Lincoln Hall, Room 007 or by phone at 217-443-8888 or by dialing Extension 8888 from a campus phone.  There are also emergency phone stations placed throughout campus.  Campus Security personnel will strive to protect the confidentiality of the parties and records involved to the extent permitted by the law.

Confidential Advisor - A Confidential Advisor provides emergency and ongoing support to student survivors of sexual violence with the training, duties, and responsibilities mandated by IL Public Act 99-426.  DACC does not have a Confidential Advisor on campus, but the College works closely with the Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center to provide victims with access to a Confidential Advisor.  The Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center is located at 1630 Georgetown Road, Tilton, Illinois.  They can be reached at 1-866-617-3227 or 217-446-1337.

 

 

 

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