Sexual Misconduct Assistance and Reporting

The College is committed to providing a safe and respectful educational and employment environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity.

Review the procedures implementing the College's prohibition of sexual discrimination, harassment and conduct.

Sexual discrimination is discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender-related identity. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence.

Filing A Report

At McHenry County College, the Title IX Coordinator oversees the College’s response to all complaints alleging sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct which involve a College student as the victim and/or complainant or as the respondent.

To make a report, complete an incident report. Student Reporting and Confidentiality

Incident report forms are also located in the Student Conduct Office, A252, or by contacting the MCC Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Juletta Patrick in A218, (815) 455-8613.

Copies of the policy and procedures are also available in the Student Life office, A252.

Most importantly, if you feel you are a victim of sexual harassment, misconduct or violence:

  • Do not blame yourself for being harassed. People do not bring sexual harassment upon themselves or “deserve” to be harassed.
  • Do not ignore the harassment, hoping it will go away. This is a common victim reaction, but is not an effective way to deal with a sexual harassment incident.
  • Do not keep it to yourself. You are very likely not the only victim, and by speaking up, you may help others as well as yourself.
  • Do not delay. Harassment is likely to continue if you delay. MCC policy and procedures strongly urge that a formal complaint be filed with the Student Conduct Officer.