Graham Hospital School of Nursing adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in institutions of higher education. These include Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), and the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Illinois Human Rights Act are two other laws that also prohibit sex discrimination.
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Under final Title IX regulations, effective August 14, 2020, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Graham Hospital School of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates. The School is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both (see below).
Pam Ritter, M.S. Ed.
Coordinator of Recruitment, Admissions, and Financial Aid
Graham Hospital School of Nursing, Room 366
210 W. Walnut St.
Canton IL 61520
(309) 647-5240 ext. 2347
Any person, including third-party bystanders, may file a verbal or written report of sex discrimination or sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator at any time, including during non-business hours. She will respond within 12 hours of receipt of the report.
Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office
U.S. Department of Education
500 W. Madison St. Ste. 1475
Chicago IL 60661-4544
Prior to completing this form, please review the Graham Hospital School of Nursing's Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Policy.
This form is designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with an online method to report specific information related to an alleged incident(s) of sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence. The person submitting this report may choose to remain anonymous. Name, phone number, and email address are not required.
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Graham Hospital School of Nursing's Title IX Coordinator will use the information provided to begin an investigation, which may include contacting the complainant, respondent, and/or any potential witnesses. However, if the report does not contain specific information, the School's investigation and response may be limited.
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Confidential Resources for Assistance
The following counselors and advocates can provide an immediate confidential response in a crisis situation, as well as ongoing assistance and support:
Confidential Advisor (Spoon River College students)
Student Success Coach and Counselor
Spoon River College
23235 N. County Hwy 22, Canton IL 61520
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) www.thehotline.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline RAINN: (800) 656-HOPE (4673) www.rainn.org
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault: (217) 753-4117 www.icasa.org
Illinois Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Helpline: (877) 236-7703 (M-F 8:30-5:00)
Fulton Mason Crisis Service: (309) 647-8311
Fulton County Sexual Assault Services: (309) 333-1934
Western Illinois Regional Council – Community Action Agency Victim Services: Hotline: (309) 837-5555 http://wirpc.org/
Graham Hospital: Graham Hospital Emergency Department will provide examination and treatment for sexual assault survivors and preserve physical evidence of sexual assault to provide for the victim’s medical, legal, and psychosocial needs. (309) 647-5240