The Office of Student Accountability & Support (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. The Student Accountability & Support 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.
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.
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:
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.