As we have allowed for transition in physical living and workspaces, over the past two weeks, the Title IX Office shares LFC support and response in the current virtual learning environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Title IX office continues to be available to all members of the community while we pursue our work remotely. Reports can still be made directly to the office via phone and the online reporting form. Important information has been compiled below regarding safety planning, and on-and off-campus resources to assist you during this time.
Amid the current pandemic, we‘d also like to raise awareness that the month April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the National Crime Victim Rights’ Week also occurs in April. See our learn more page for additional information.
Looking for information about the newly released Title IX regulations? Visit the Title IX main web page for information.
Title IX Team
The Lake Forest College Title IX Team can provide resources, support, and information specific to your location, wherever you may be. We will reach out by email first unless we have indication to think that is not a safe way to communicate. You are welcome to describe details about the safest way to communicate when you complete the online reporting form.
For on- or off-campus incidents, should concerns arise, informal and formal remedies, including but not limited to no contact orders, academic adjustments, and formal investigations are still available.
Obligations for responsible employees remain the same. We remind you that any Title IX disclosure you receive from a member of the community must be promptly shared with the Title IX Office. As always, the office will reach out to the impacted person to provide resources, information, and an opportunity to meet if they choose to respond. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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