How to Report
For intimate partner violence that took place on campus, students and employees may contact Public Safety at (618) 537-6911 and/or call the Lebanon Police Department directly at 911. Public Safety Officers can assist in notifying the local police if the individual chooses. Public Safety Officers will respond quickly and with sensitivity upon notification of the incident. Public Safety will contact the Director of Human Resources in situations involving employees and the Vice President for Student Affairs in situations involving students.
Whether an employee elects to report intimate partner violence to the police, he or she is urged to make an official report directly to the Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator. The Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator is located at 501 Stanton Street, Lebanon, Illinois. The office phone number is (618) 537-6533. The Director of Human Resources will inform the Director of Public Safety and the Lebanon Police Department that an incident occurred on campus.
Whether a student elects to report intimate partner violence to the police, he or she is urged to make an official report directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Title IX Deputy Coordinator. The Vice President for Student Affairs/Title IX Deputy Coordinator is located in 108 Clark Hall and the office phone number is (618) 537-6854. The Vice President for Student Affairs will inform the Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Public Safety, and the Lebanon Police Department that an incident occurred on campus.
Investigating an Allegation of Intimate Partner Violence
Investigations of the allegations of intimate partner violence will use the following responsive grievance procedures:
A person who has experienced intimate partner violence should seek appropriate medical evaluation as promptly as possible.
For life-threatening conditions, call 911
Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL (618) 233-7750
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL (618) 234-2120
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Highland, IL (618) 651-2600
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese, IL (618) 526-4511
A person who has experienced intimate partner violence is encouraged to collect medical/legal evidence. Collection of evidence entails interaction with police and a police report. Prompt collection of physical evidence is essential should a person later decide to pursue criminal prosecution and/or civil action.
Educational and Awareness Programs
McKendree University provides awareness and primary prevention programs to educate members of the community regarding intimate partner violence. The updated list of programming may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs for students or the Human Resources Office for employees.
McKendree University Health and Counseling Services
The University provides nurse-managed student health services on the Lebanon campus. Health Services provides routine health and first aid treatment, retains student health records, and provides referrals. The University retains personal licensed counselors who provide confidential counseling for a wide range of concerns. Health and Counseling Services are located at 513 Stanton Street, Lebanon, Illinois.
Ms. Beth Allan, RN, BSN, CSN, Director of Health Services (618) 537-6503
Ms. Amy Champion, M.Ed., LCPC, Counselor (618) 537-6416