Federal Compliance at Millikin University

TITLE IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX provides 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. The University acknowledges its obligation under Title IX and is committed to complying with all Title IX requirements.

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to many programs at Millikin University. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at Millikin, listed below are the individuals who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

Title IX Coordinator
Diane Lane
Director of Human Resources
1184 W. Main St., Shilling Hall, Room 212
217.362.6416
dlane@millikin.edu

The Title IX coordinator is authorized to designate Deputy Title IX Coordinators to investigate discrimination and harassment complaints as deemed appropriate.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators:

For students:
Raphaella Prange
217.424.6395
Dean of Student Development

For faculty, staff, visitors, or others:
Tammy Maxwell
217.362.6416
Assistant Director, Human Resources

RESOURCES:

Click HERE to open/download the Millikin University Title IX PDF Brochure.

Click HERE to read more about Title IX Complaint Procedures.

To speak to a CONFIDENTIAL Resource:

Contact Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center (Millikin's Confidential Reporting Resource) at 217.428.0770.

File an electronic report:

Reports may also be made via the email address TitleIX@millikin.edu.  Reports submitted through this email address will be responded to within 12 hours.

File an anonymous report

The University encourages those who have concerns and/or questions or have experienced any form of discrimination or harassment to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, your supervisor or any other appropriate university administrator. However, if you have a concern that you would like to express anonymously you may contact the Campus Conduct Hotline at 866.943.5787 (toll-free).

Please note that failure to identify all relevant parties may limit Millikin’s ability to adequately respond to your complaint.

Individuals always have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education (Office of Civil Rights), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or seek the advice of an attorney.

Whistleblower Protection

Millikin University encourages all members of the campus community to make know allegations of suspected or actual misconduct existing within the University. This policy is intended to protect members of the University community from retaliatory action for engaging in good faith disclosure of alleged unlawful practices or suspected misconduct.

FERPA

Millikin University is subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This federal law affords students in postsecondary institutions rights of access to education records and imposes regulations on the University in the release and disclosure of education records to third parties.

FERPA Compliance Officer
Jason Wickline
University Registrar
Gorin Hall Room 16
217.424.6217
jwickline@millikin.edu

Keep Safe on Campus (Jeanne Clery Act)

This act requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes and is intended to provide students, their families and employees with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions. View Millikin University's Annual Security Report.

Americans with Disability Act

Disability-related services for students:
Carrie Pierson (ADA/504 Coordinator)
Director of Student Success

204 Shilling Hall
217.424.3999
cpierson@millikin.edu

Disability accommodations for faculty and staff:
Diane Lane
Director, Human Resources

212 Shilling Hall
217.362.6416
dlane@millikin.edu