Report an Incident

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Options for reporting an incident:

Anonymous Electronic Reporting Option

  • Within twelve (12) hours of receiving an electronic report, the University will respond to the reporter through verbal, written, or electronic communication.

  • Anonymous complaints will be accepted by the University, although it is often difficult to gather facts and conduct a thorough investigation via anonymous complaints.

  • The University has an anonymous reporting system. An anonymous report may be completed through the electronic reporting option through the link shown above.

  • Employees cannot fulfill their mandatory reporting obligations under this policy using the anonymous reporting option.

Go to the Hospital Emergency Room

Memorial Hospital East (Closest hospital to the Lebanon campus)
1404 Cross St., Shiloh Illinois
(618) 607-1000

For on-campus assaults, call Public Safety (618) 537-6911

For off-campus assaults, call your local Police Department 911


Confidential vs Non-confidential

Confidential Reporting

If an individual desires to talk confidentially about his or her situation, there are resources available. The following confidential advisors are available to assist you and will not further disclose the information you provide, unless otherwise required to do so by law (e.g., if the victim is a minor).

Counseling Staff:

Laura Harrawood, Ph.D., LCPC, LMFT, (618) 537-6416

Melissa McHenry, M.A., M.S., LCPC, (618) 537-6416

Counselors may also be reached at (618) 537-6503


Rev. Tim Harrison, DMin, (618) 537-6962

There are also other confidential resources available. The following resources are available to assist you as well. While these resources will maintain your confidentiality, they are required to make a non-identifying report to the Title IX Coordinator so that the University can analyze whether there are patterns or systemic problems of sexual misconduct on campus. These resources are:

Health Services Staff:

Beth Allan, MSN, RN, BSN, CSN, NP-C, (618) 537-6502

Lesa Auten, (618) 537-6503

Privileged & Confidential Reporting Resources

Counseling Services, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Health Services, Mon-Thurs, 8am-4:30pm, Fri, 8am-2pm


Bio Information for Beth AllenBeth Allan, RN, MSN, CSN, NP-C

Director of Health Services
513 Stanton Street
Lebanon, IL 62254
(618) 537-6503



Pastoral Care

Photo of Rev. Tim HarrisonRev. Dr. Tim Harrison, Chaplain

Director of Church Relations
Bothwell Chapel, 1st Floor
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
(618) 537-6962



Non-Confidential Reporting

(McKendree is required to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate and resolve complaints)

Any McKendree University Staff/Faculty/ Employee or Contractual Employee that is not listed specifically as Confidential, is mandated to report any information regarding a sexual assault that may have occurred on campus to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Coordinator. The individual reports the information only to those persons that are involved in the investigative/judicial process and no one else. This information is still considered private and is treated with discretion. Information is not discussed broadly on campus or among the community at large.


Photo of Shirley BaughTitle IX Coordinator

Shirley Baugh

Director of Human Resources
(618) 537-6533
501 Stanton Street, Lebanon, IL 62254
Office of Human Resources, Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Photo of Shruti DesaiDeputy Title IX Coordinator

Shruti Desai

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
(618) 537-6854
Clark Hall 107
701 College Road, Lebanon, IL 62254
Office of Student Affairs, Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


McKendree University Public Safety

Emergency Assistance Line: (618) 537-6911
Emergency Cell Phone: (618) 792-3500

535 N. Monroe Street, Lebanon, IL 62254
Office of Public Safety, Hours: 24 /7