Report an Incident
Notice or complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation may be made using any of the following options:
- File a complaint with, or give verbal notice to, the Title IX/VI Coordinator.
- Report online
Anonymous reports are accepted concerning an allegation of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, harassment, and all types of discrimination including sex/gender based discrimination. An individual may report the incident utilizing the online form without disclosing their name, identifying the Respondents, etc. Please document as much as you remember and to the extent that you feel comfortable. This is your space to share your perspective, your story. As you document, please remember that Monmouth College has several resources including Confidential Advisors (Confidential Advisors) that you can access for support.
Once the anonymous report is received, appropriate next steps will be determined, including individual or community remedies as appropriate. Depending on the level of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, anonymous reporting may impact the College’s ability to respond or pursue appropriate action. Please know that the anonymous reporter can change their mind, at any time, and come forward with their identifying information and their report. Anonymous reporters who later wish to provide their identifying information should contact the Equity (Title IX/VI) Coordinator.
- Report by calling Campus Safety at 309-457-3456
Individuals who feel they have experienced a sexual assault or other act of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking have the option to pursue a criminal complaint with the appropriate law enforcement agency, to pursue a complaint with the College, or to pursue both processes consecutively or concurrently. A victim of sexual assault or other act of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking also has the right not to pursue any complaint to either the College or to a law enforcement agency.
For more information regarding the option to pursue a criminal complaint, contact:
Monmouth Police Department: Joseph Switzer, Chief of Police, 500 S. Main St., Monmouth, IL 61462, 309-734-8383 or 911.
Warren County State’s Attorney: Thomas R. Siegel, 100 W.
Broadway Ave., Monmouth, IL 62462, 309-734-8476.
Western Illinois Regional Council Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) Victim Services, 223 S. Randolph, Macomb, IL 61455, 309-837-5555 24-hour Crisis Hotline for support services and legal resources.
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. Galesburg Office, 311 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL, 61401, 309-343-2141 or Toll free: 800-331-0617
(For more information on the extent of a particular law enforcement agency’s reporting obligations to other entities or its ability to protect an individual’s privacy or have confidential communications during the criminal complaint process, contact the appropriate law enforcement agency.)
In addition to having the option of pursuing a criminal complaint, individuals also have the right to request that law enforcement issue emergency protective restraining orders or to pursue such orders through the court process. Monmouth College can assist parties who
wish to do so. Reporting parties who receive emergency or permanent protective or restraining orders through a criminal or civil process should notify the Title IX/VI Coordinator so that Monmouth College can work with the individual and the subject of the restraining order to manage compliance with the order on campus.
If notice is submitted in a form that does not meet this standard, the Title IX/VI Coordinator will contact the Complainant to ensure that it is filed correctly.
On-Campus Confidential Advisors and Confidential Resources
Monmouth College Counseling Center Staff can provide emotional and medical support in a safe and confidential space through appointed confidential advisors. These individuals are not required to disclose identifying information regarding reports they receive, as they have professional obligations to maintain the confidentiality of their clients.
They can also help parties think through their options for filing a formal report. In addition, a Counselor is available to meet with students and provide support and information about the College’s Policy and Procedures in a confidential setting. Monmouth College Confidential Advisors contact information:
Cindy Beadles, Director of Counseling Services & Accessibility Services
Thomas Caudill, Counselor
John Huxtable, Chaplain
Additional Off-Campus Confidential Resources:
Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) Victim Services Program for assistance with domestic violence/sexual assault. Serving Warren County, 223 Randolph
Macomb, IL 61455 (309) 837-5555 (24/7 hotline/emergency assistance)
(309) 837-2148 (office) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chat online anonymously
Rainn National Sexual Assault Hotline
Quad Cities Rape/Sexual Assault Counseling Hotline
Serving Mercer, Henry, Rock Island Counties, 1521 47th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265 (309) 797-1777
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
720 Joan Court, Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-4111 (collect)
(309) 691-0551 (office)
Sexual Assault Services for Warren County
- On-Campus Medical Assistance (for Students):
Student Health Center, on campus lower-level of McMichael Residential Hall, (309)536-6055
- Local Medical Assistance Can be Obtained at:
OSF Holy Family Medical Center/Hospital, 1000 W. Harlem Ave., Monmouth, IL 61462 (309)734-3141
OSF Specialty Clinics, 1000 W. Harlem Ave., Monmouth, IL 61462 (309)734-1543
MDH Monmouth Clinic, #2 Americ Inn Way, Suite B & C, Monmouth, IL 61462 (309)715-7362
OSF St. Mary’s Hospital, 3333 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401 (309)344-3161