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SAFE at SIU is a resource for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and visitors of SIU. This website contains information about campus resources, crime reporting, crime prevention and campus safety. Additional information is available on the university reporting structure for incidents related to sexual violence, domestic and dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment.
WHAT IS TITLE IX?
Title IX states that: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." For more information, visit Title IX and Sex Discrimination. Any person (student, faculty or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss their concerns and file complaints of possible violations of Title IX with SIU's Title IX Cooridnator.Linda McCabe Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity
110 Anthony Hall MC 4341
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale , IL 62901-4341
(618) 453-1170 or (618) 453-4295 (fax)
HELP A SURVIVOR
TALK WITH A FRIEND
- Listen: This is the most important thing you can do, but it must be done without fear of being judged, rejected or blamed.
- It’s not their fault: Assure them it is not their fault, nothing a survivor does justifies someone hurting them.
- Give them options: Share information with them about resources. Let them choose what they want to do and support that choice, even if you don’t agree with it. Give them the SIU Safe Brochure.
- Be there: Sometimes survivors want to talk their experiences, and sometimes they want to “get back to normal.” Be willing to listen when they want to talk or whatever other things you did as friends before the incident.
- Get support: Help your friend get support, you don’t have to be their sole helper. Go with them to seek medical or counseling support, file a police report or report the incident to the University.
RIGHTS OF A SURVIVORA survivor of sexual or domestic violence can request safety measures including, but not limited to:
- No Contact Order
- Interim Suspension
- Modification of Living Arrangements
- Modification Of Class and On-Campus Employment Schedules
- Security Escorts
- No-cost Medical and Psychological Support
- No-cost Academic Support
- Assistance in Adding, Dropping, or Retaking Courses