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Survivor Rights and Resources

If a student experiences sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, the following rights and options are available to them.

  1. The survivor can determine to report or not to report the incident to Elmhurst University (via the Title IX Coordinator or a responsible employee), law enforcement, a confidential advisor or resource, or any combination thereof. For additional information on how to make a report of sexual misconduct, including which reporting options provide confidentiality to a survivor, please see the reporting procedures.
  2. The survivor can access any or all of the following resources:
    • Title IX Coordinator, Phil Riordan: (630) 617-3187
    • Confidential Advisor, Monisha Murjani: (630) 617-5790
    • YWCA Patterson and McDaniel Family Center: (630) 971-3927 (24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline)
    • Elmhurst University Campus Security: (630) 617-3000
    • Elmhurst Police Department: 911 (emergency) and (630) 530-3050 (non-emergency)
  3. The survivor can request and receive assistance from Campus Security in notifying local law enforcement of the sexual misconduct the survivor experienced.
  4. The survivor can request interim protective measures and accommodations through the Title IX Coordinator. Such measures and accommodations can include changes to academic, living, dining, working, and transportation situations; obtaining a campus-issued no contact order; and receiving assistance in obtaining an order of protection in State court. Please see the Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy for additional information on interim measures and accommodations.
  5. The survivor can request assistance from the Title IX Coordinator or his/her designee to access and navigate campus and local health and mental health services, counseling, and advocacy services.
  6. The survivor can receive a summary of the University’s complaint resolution procedures, which are available in full in the Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy. A summary is also available under response, investigation and complaint resolution procedures.

Medical Attention by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

In any instance of sexual assault, the survivor should consider seeking medical attention as quickly as possible. This will serve to protect evidence and can greatly assist in proving sexual assault occurred. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are available at the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Room and are on call 24/7 to provide free forensic examinations and comprehensive care to sexual assault patients. An evidence kit can be collected up to 7 days after the assault, and a survivor does not need to complete a kit to receive an exam and treatment. The kit also does not need to be released to the police right away. The hospital location and contact information is provided below.

Elmhurst Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Main Number: (331) 221-1000

Additional resources available to a survivor include, but are not limited to, the list below.

Campus Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students

Jennifer K. Duffield ’10

Assistant Dean of Students
Office of Student Affairs

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty

Constance A. Mixon, Ph.D., MPA

Professor, Political Science; Director, Urban Studies Program; Acting Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Department of Political Science

Campus Security

Lehmann Hall, Lower Level
(630) 617-3000

Counseling Services

Niebuhr Hall, Lower Level
(630) 617-3565

Student Health Services

Niebuhr Hall, Lower Level
(630) 617-3565

Student Affairs

Frick Center, Room 240
(630) 617-3187

Local Resources

Elmhurst Police Department
125 E. First Street
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Emergency Number: 911
Non-Emergency Number: (630) 530-3050

Family Shelter Service
24 hours a day
605 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Hotline: (630) 469-5650
Non-Emergency Number: (630) 221-8290

YWCA Patterson and McDaniel Family Center
2055 West Army Trail Road, Suite 140
Addison, Illinois 60101
24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: (630) 971-3927
Non-Emergency Number: (630) 790-6600

DuPage County State’s Attorney Victim/Witness Coordinator
505 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 407-8008

State Resources

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
806 South College Street
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line: (877) 863-6338
Non-Emergency Number: (217) 789-2830

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
100 North 16th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703
(217) 753-4117

National Resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
(800) 656-4673

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

The VictimConnect Resource Center
VictimConnect Number: (855) 484-2846

Updated August 2019

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