The Office of Student Standards (217-581-3827) are most often the department on campus that handle University procedures and sanctions for sexual assault and interpersonal violence when those involved are students. Student Standards staff are trained in assisting students through the process of reporting and a hearing if such occurs. Decisions are based on the "preponderance of evidence" which means that the information available points to that it, more likely than not, occurred.
University Disciplinary Procedures in Cases of Alleged Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking:
- The University provides a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution.
- The accuser and the accused may have others present during any University disciplinary proceeding, and they may be accompanied by an advisor of their choice at meetings related to the proceeding as well as at the proceeding.
- The University will provide written documentation to both the accuser and the accused regarding:
- The outcome of the University disciplinary proceeding
- The University’s procedures for the accused and the accuser to appeal the results
- Any change in the results that occur prior to the time the results become final
- When the results become final
The University is authorized to and may reassign the accused person from a class or residence hall while the case is pending. Such actions are non-punitive and are designed to ensure the safety of the complainant and the integrity of the investigative process.
The University is authorized to and may restrict or ban individuals from participating in campus activities or from being on campus property.
Possible Disciplinary Actions if Found in Violation of the University’s policies on sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking:
If a student has been found to be in violation of policies on sexual or interpersonal violence, or if a student has been found to be retaliating against anyone involved in the investigation and hearing process of such an allegation, they may have any of the following disciplinary actions taken:
- written reprimands
- completion of educational sanctions
- university disciplinary probation
- suspensions and expulsions
- restriction from specific areas or events on campus
- The Vice President for Student Affairs or the designee is responsible for enforcing disciplinary actions.
For EIU Faculty and Staff:
If an employee has been found to have engaged in sexual or interpersonal violence, or if an employee has been found to be retaliating against anyone involved in the investigation and hearing process of such an allegation, they may have any of the following disciplinary actions taken:
termination of employment
The appropriate Vice President is responsible for enforcing disciplinary actions. Eastern Illinois University will take appropriate steps to ensure that potential issues affecting the climate for both students and employees are appropriately addressed.