Support Offered During COVID-19
The Title IX office offered remote and hybrid services the same as other campus departments during the 2020-2022 school year. Appointments and other campus business still moved forward. Reports were still allowed and received via phone and the campus online reporting form. The Lake Forest College Title IX Team were available to provide resources, support, and information specific to an individual's location, wherever they may be. If they did reach out to the office, they were reached out by email as an inital step unless there was indication this was not a safe way to communicate. Members were also informed, if they prefer alternative contact, they could describe details about the safest way to communicate when completing the online reporting form. We also offered a list of resources and safety planning. Scroll down to see the list.
The campus community was informed that any sex or gender related questions or requests could be submitted to TitleIX@lakeforest.edu.
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit the campus-wide COVID-19 page.
If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 for local, non-college law enforcement and medical assistance. You may also dial the College’s Public Safety Department at 847.735.5555 (on-campus at 5555) to connect you to the local police.
Safety Planning During a Public Health Crisis
- Recommendations on safety planning from the Rape, Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN). Also available in Spanish.
- Information about safety planning from the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
- Interactive Guide to Safety Planning from Loveisrespect.org.
- Supporting survivors in safety planning (non-intimate partner sexual assault) from the Victims Rights Law Center.
- Guidance on assisting someone in a small town in developing a safety plan from End Violence Against Women International.
- Safety planning for LGBTQI+ survivors from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Also see Overview of LGBTQI+ intimate partner violence.
National Hotlines and Resources
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline | 1-800-799-7233
- The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline | 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- https://rainn.org/ Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center www.nsvrc.org/ | (717) 909-0710
- The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center
- https://www.stalkingawareness.org/ | (202) 558-0040
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- LoveisRespect.org | 1-866-331-9474
Other Campus and Local Resources
Lake Forest College Health and Wellness: Available to assist during COVID-19
Health & Wellness Center staff are working remotely due to the Shelter in Place Order. But they are here for you! Please call 847-735-5240 and leave a message or email email@example.com and the department assistant will reach out to you as soon as possible. Visit their website for accessing virtual counseling services, or to connect you to services in your area.
Available 24/7Public Safety: Buchanan, 847-735-5555.
Lake County Crisis Line:
Text-A-Tip: Text “LAKECO” to 1-844-823-5323
Crisis Text Line
Counseling and Mental Health:
- Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center: 847-872-7799
- Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 888-293-2080
- State of Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline: 877-863-6338
- Center on Halsted LGBTQ Violence Resource Line: 773-871-CARE (2273).
- Advocate Condell Medical Center ER: 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 847-990-5300. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners available 24/7 to assist victims and collect physical evidence.
- Highland Park Hospital ER: 777 Park Ave West, Highland Park, IL 60035; 847-432-8000. Employs specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners to assist victims and collect potentially critical physical evidence.
- Lake Forest Hospital ER: 660 N. Westmoreland Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045; 847-535-6150