We believe you, and we are here to help whenever you are ready to report.
At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, there are multiple ways to report sexual violence or misconduct. One of those options is reporting sexual violence to the police. Always call 911 in an emergency, or call 217-333-8911 in a non-emergency to reach the Champaign County dispatch center to be connected with a police officer who can speak with you.
Reporting to police
The University of Illinois Police Department has a detective assigned to investigate cases of sexual misconduct and to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence. We use trauma-informed interviewing techniques to help survivors recall details about an incident in a way that is sensitive to the difficult emotional impact.
Survivor rights and options
In Illinois, state law establishes that survivors of sexual violence have rights and options when they report their experience to police. Those rights and options may include:
- No-cost medical and forensic services
- Access to transportation to a hospital to receive medical and forensic services
- When an offender has been arrested, notification if/when that person is released from custody
- Storage of evidence if a survivor wishes to pursue an investigation at a later date
- Financial assistance through the Crime Victim’s Compensation Act for expenses resulting from the crime, including medical bills, counseling, or lost wages.
At Illinois, We Care
Reporting to police is not the only option. For more information about reporting options and resources available, whenever anyone is ready for them, visit wecare.illinois.edu.
Orders of protection
If you are the victim of a crime committed by an intimate or domestic partner, we can help.
How to get an order of protection
If you are the victim of a crime, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will give you information about how to obtain a state-issued order of protection. To get started, you can contact the University of Illinois Police Department.
Alternatively, you may contact the Women’s Resources Center, Rape Advocacy Counseling & Education Services (RACES) or Courage Connection to ask for assistance.
How we can help
Any member of the campus community who files an Order of Protection is strongly encouraged to notify University Police. As warranted, campus units are strongly encouraged to notify the University Police when they become aware of an order of protection or a situation involving intimate/domestic partner violence.
Here’s how University Police can assist someone who files for an order of protection:
- The University Police will work with the affected individual and assess any safety concerns.
- The University Police may assist in creating a safety plan.
- Depending on the situation, University Police may contact the appropriate Threat Assessment Team and convene its membership.
- If a situation arises to the threshold of being “activated” (by consensus of the appropriate Campus Threat Assessment Team), a Point of Contact is assigned and an action plan is developed.
- Ongoing developments will be periodically reviewed until the situation is “deactivated.”
- The Title IX Coordinator may become involved.