Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Part II: Illini Center separate campus

Introduction 

The Illini Center is a facility located at 200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th floor, Chicago, which serves students, alumni, faculty and staff living and working in the Chicago area. Because a small number of graduate students pursuing a degree attend classes at the Illini Center, the facility qualifies as a separate campus under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The center has no on-campus student housing facilities, so a fire safety report has not been included in this section. 

Unless otherwise indicated in this Part, all the Urbana-Champaign main campus policies, programs, procedures, resources, definitions and contact information set forth in Part I also apply to the Illini Center and for that reason, it is important to read Part I in conjunction with Part II. In addition, Part II only contains information that specifically applies to the Illini Center. That is, unless specific information is included in Part II for the Illini Center, then the information in Part I applies to the Illini Center. Accordingly, the information contained in Part I is integral to the Illini Center and should be consulted in conjunction with this Part. 

Prompt reporting of a crime or emergency 

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to accurately and promptly report all crimes and public safety-related incidents to the Chicago Police Department. 

Call any of the following authorities, 24 hours a day: 

  • Dial 911: Report emergencies or criminal violations by dialing 911. 
  • Dial 311: Report non-emergency requests for police services by dialing 311. 
  • Call the Chicago Rape Crisis 24-hour hotline, 888-293-2080, to request crisis services. 
  • Cook County Crime Stoppers, 800-535-7867: Anonymously report information about a crime. 

For general information, contact the Chicago Police Department at 311 (non-emergencies), dial 911 (emergencies only). Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police. 

Crimes should be reported to the Illini Center Director (who is a Campus Security Authority) for the purpose of making timely warning reports to the community using the procedures set forth in the section of Part I titled “Crime notices and emergency notification[MSE34] ” and for inclusion in the annual statistical disclosure. 

Response to a reported crime or emergency 

The Illini Center campus does not have its own police force, nor does the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Department have a presence on this campus. Building security provides security at the campus. In response to a call of a reported crime, criminal behavior or an emergency, Chicago Police will take the required action, either dispatching an officer or asking the victim to present to the Chicago Police Department to file an incident report. Police reports will be generated for all criminal activity on campus. Follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity are conducted on a case-by-case basis. In cases of reported sexual assault or rape, responding staff, including Chicago Police, will offer the victim a variety of services. 

Noncampus crimes and University Police 

The Illini Center does not have any Noncampus property or registered student organizations, therefore University Police [GDE35] do not respond to incidents that are not contained within the Illini Center. 

Voluntary confidential reporting 

Anyone who has witnessed or has been a victim of a crime is encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Chicago Police Department by calling 911, or for a non-emergency, 311. Police reports in the state of Illinois are public records, and the Chicago Police cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. 

In addition to requesting Clery crime data from the Chicago Police Department, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Clery Compliance Coordinator collects reports of Clery reportable crimes from Campus Security Authorities. Campus Security Authorities report Clery reportable crimes, if any reports are received, throughout the year to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Clery Compliance Coordinator. Each of these reports is reviewed by the Clery Compliance Coordinator to confirm that it meets the requirements under the Clery Act. If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the university or the criminal justice system, you may want to consider consulting a confidential resource. Information disclosed as part of a confidential report will be maintained in a confidential manner to the extent allowable by law and will not be disclosed without your consent to anyone outside the office to which it is reported. Consent may not be required, however, in situations involving suspected child or adult abuse or neglect, court orders or subpoenas, or danger to self or others. 

There are no confidential resources located at the Illini Center, however, some university resources located at the Urbana-Champaign campus offer confidentiality, sharing options and advice without having an obligation to report to anyone, unless the complainant wants them to. This privilege is limited to the Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center, and the Women’s Resources Center. The latter is the designated counseling space providing confidentiality for survivors of sexual misconduct. Persons making confidential reports to these organizations may authorize the disclosure of certain information about the incident to university authorities for inclusion in the annual crime reporting statistics.