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Survivor Rights and Resources

If a student experiences sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, the following rights and options are available to them:

1. The survivor can determine to report or not to report the incident to Elmhurst College (via the Title IX Coordinator or a responsible employee), law enforcement, a confidential advisor or resource, or any combination thereof. For additional information on how to make a report of sexual misconduct, including which reporting options provide confidentiality to a survivor, please see the Reporting Procedures.

2. The survivor can access any or all of the following resources:

  • Title IX Coordinator, Phil Riordan: (630) 617-3187
  • Confidential Advisor
  • YWCA Patterson and McDaniel Family Center: (630) 971-3927 (24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline)
  • Elmhurst College Campus Security: (630) 617-3000
  • Elmhurst Police Department: 911 (emergency) & (630) 530-3050 (non-emergency)

3. The survivor can request and receive assistance from Campus Security in notifying local law enforcement of the sexual misconduct the survivor experienced. 

4. The survivor can request interim protective measures and accommodations through the Title IX Coordinator. Such measures and accommodations can include changes to academic, living, dining, working, and transportation situations; obtaining a campus-issued no contact order; and receiving assistance in obtaining an order of protection or no contact order in State court. Please see the Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy for additional information on interim measures and accommodations. 

5. The survivor can request assistance from the Title IX Coordinator or his/her designee to access and navigate campus and local health and mental health services, counseling, and advocacy services. 

6. The survivor can receive a summary of the College’s complaint resolution procedures, which are available in full in the Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy. A summary is also available under Response, Investigation and Complaint Resolution Procedures

Medical Attention by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
In any instance of sexual assault, the victim should seek medical attention as quickly as possible. This will serve to protect evidence and can greatly assist in proving sexual assault occurred. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are available at the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Room and are on call 24/7 to provide free forensic examinations and comprehensive care to sexual assault patients. An evidence kit can be collected up to 7 days after the assault, and a survivor does not need to have a kit to get an exam and treatment. The kit also does not need to be released to the police right away. The hospital location and contact information is provided below.

Elmhurst Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Main number: (331) 221-1000

Additional resources available to a survivor include, but are not limited to, the list below.

Campus Resources

Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Phil Riordan
Vice President for Student Affairs
Frick Center 240
(630) 617-3187
phil.riordan@elmhurst.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students
Jennifer K. Duffield
Assistant Dean of Students
Frick Center 240
(630) 617-5199
jenn.duffield@elmhurst.edu

Interim Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Staff
Karen Kissel
Executive Director of Human Resources
Lehmann Hall 023
(630) 617-3012
karen.kissel@elmhurst.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty
Dr. April Edwards
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty
Goebel Hall 104
(630) 617-3063
april.edwards@elmhurst.edu

Campus Security
Lehmann Hall, Lower Level
(630) 617-3000

Counseling Services
Niebuhr Hall, Lower Level
(630) 617-3565 

Student Health Services
Niebuhr Hall, Lower Level
(630) 617-3565

Student Affairs
Frick Center, Room 240
(630) 617-3187

Residence Life Staff “On Call”

Local Resources

Elmhurst Police Department
15 E. First Street
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Emergency Number: 911
Non-Emergency Number: (630) 530-3050

Family Shelter Service (24 hours a day)
605 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Hotline: (630) 469-5650
Non-emergency Number: (630) 221-8290

YWCA Patterson and McDaniel Family Center
2055 West Army Trail Road, Suite 140
Addison, Illinois 60101
24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: (630) 971-3927
Non-emergency Number: (630) 790-6600

DuPage County State’s Attorney Victim/Witness Coordinator
505 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 407-8008

State Resources

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
806 South College Street
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line: (877) 863-6338
Non-emergency Number: (217) 789-2830

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
100 North 16th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703
(217) 753-4117

National Resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
(800) 656-4673

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

Stalking Resource Center
Victim Connect Number: (855) 484-2846

 

Last updated November 2016.

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