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Reporting Tools

Resources for Benedictine University campus community to submit concerns, complaints, and reports.

Reporting Issues of Concern

Benedictine University takes instances of discrimination, sexual assault and harassment, and, misconduct very seriously. University personnel will review and address these situations within the BenU community on a case-by-case basis; taking into consideration: actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

We want all students, staff, and faculty to feel safe and welcomed within the Benedictine University community and that includes learning about, understanding, and respecting each other completely.

Silent Witness Report Form

The SILENT WITNESS REPORT FORM allows for the anonymous reporting of crime on campus to Campus Safety.  When you use the SILENT WITNESS REPORT FORM, the only thing we receive is the information reported. We do not know who the sender is, as the system is designed to block out email addresses.

If you observed someone commit a crime on campus or are thinking about reporting a misdeed, but do not want to become involved, you can submit an anonymous message to us at the bottom of this webpage by completing the SILENT WITNESS REPORT FORM.

You can maintain your anonymity and be civically responsible in reporting crimes, misdeeds, parking complaints, traffic complaints or other issues, and provide any comments/suggestions to Campus Safety by completing the SILENT WITNESS REPORT FORM.

If you are involved in or are a bystander to a crime, there are several resources and options available. You may report the crime anonymously by completing the SILENT WITNESS REPORT FORM.

*In addition to reporting to Campus Safety, crimes of gender-based violence (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking) can be reported anonymously to Title IX. Visit the Title IX webpage or PEACE Team webpage for more information on resources and options. Any gender-based violence crimes that are reported, in good faith, will not be subject to alcohol or drug violations of our student Code of Conduct.

Please keep in mind that in order for Campus Safety to protect the campus community and send out emergency notifications, we will need to know some basic information.

Please provide the following:

  • Location of the sexual misconduct crime,
  • Date of the sexual misconduct crime,
  • Time of day,
  • Description of the incident,
  • Description or name of the perpetrator,
  • Is the person still a threat to you?
  • Is the person still on campus?
  • Is there any physical evidence (video, clothing, bedding)?
  • Name(s) of witness(es) or bystander(s) and ability to contact them if applicable.
Silent Witness Reporting Form

Early Alert/CARE Team Report Form

The Early Alert/Care Team serves as a point of referral for faculty, staff members, students and/or parents who are concerned about the physical, emotional, academic or financial health of a University student. The Early Alert/Care Team can assess the situation, offer support and provide referrals to the appropriate resources on and off campus. Additionally, the Early Alert/Care Team will provide policy and procedure recommendations when appropriate.

Early Alert/CARE Team Referral Form

State of Illinois and HLC Complaint Procedures

Benedictine University is a participant in Title IV Federal Financial Aid under the Higher Education Act of 1965. This requires the University to direct students to the Illinois Board of Higher Education(IBHE) for assistance with unresolved complaints. In addition, Benedictine University must make available to students or prospective students proof of the institution’s accreditation and state authorization.

For complaints not resolved through Benedictine University’s complaint procedure, students may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) through their online complaint system at http://complaints.ibhe.org/.

Complaints may also be filed with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at https://www.hlcommission.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html

Illinois Board of Higher Education - Complaint System (ibhe.org)

Title IX/Sexual Assault and Harassment/Misconduct Reporting
(includes sexual assault, dating/domestic violence or stalking)

Policy Against Sex-Based Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misconduct, Other Forms of Sexual Violence, Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking. You can contact one of our coordinators directly, or use the Silent Witness Reporting form.

Elaine L Davies, Ph.D.
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
178 Krasa Student Center
5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6495
[email protected]

Silent Witness Reporting Form More information on Title IX

Hate/Bias Reporting Form

A hate/bias incident is any physical, verbal, emotional, and/or psychological harmful act that is motivated by (or appears to be motivated by, in whole or in part) any of the following factors: race/ethnicity, religion, national origin/immigration/citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, economic status, language, age, size, pregnancy or family/marital status, disability, veteran or military status, or any other identity status protected in university policy.

Hate/Bias Reporting Form

Employee Discrimination Report

Should employees feel discriminated against, they may submit a report using the Anonymous Reporting form.

Anonymous Reporting Form

Public Safety Issues

Public Safety serves and protects students, faculty, staff, and guests of the university and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of personal integrity and ethics. Please report any public safety issues using the Silent Witness Reporting form.

Silent Witness Reporting Form

Animal Research at Benedictine University

The Benedictine University Institutional Animal Care and Use committee is committed to adherence to the policies put forth by the federal Office of Lab Animal Welfare and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Any concerns about animal research on campus can be reported anonymously using the Silent Witness Reporting form.

Silent Witness Reporting Form