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 but depending on the level of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, anonymous reporting may limit the College’s ability to respond to or pursue appropriate action. Monmouth College tries to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which is impossible with an anonymous report. Because reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response, and as Monmouth College respects Complainant requests to dismiss complaints unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety, the Complainant is largely in control and should not fear a loss of privacy by making a report that allows Monmouth College to discuss and/or provide supportive measures.
  • Report by calling Campus Safety at 309-457-3456
  • Off-campus Reporting
    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.

  • Confidential Reporting
    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

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: wirc@wirpc.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
(800) 559-SAFE
(309) 691-4111 (collect)
(309) 691-0551 (office)

Sexual Assault Services for Warren County
(309) 836-2148

  • 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

Monmouth Cottage Clinic, #2 Americ Inn Way, Suite B, Monmouth, IL 61462 (309)344-0100

OSF St. Mary’s Hospital, 3333 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401 (309)344-3161

Cottage Hospital, 695 N. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL 61401 (309)343-8131