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Responsible Employees

The following Responsible Employees have special training and responsibilities under this policy for responding to incidents of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual harassment in accordance with federal guidelines and to promote a safe campus community.  These professionals will respond with respect, sensitivity, and discretion to any report of sexual misconduct but cannot guarantee confidentiality.  While they will protect the confidentiality of information shared or reported to them to the extent reasonably possible, they are also obligated to take appropriate action with the information you share.  These individuals include:

Name Contact Info
 Terrance Bond
 Associate Director of Equity, Compliance and Title IX

309-268-8238
 terrance.bond@heartland.edu

Barb Leathers
Executive Director of Human Resources
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

309-268-8148
barb.leathers@heartland.edu

Kim Kelley
Director of Student Success

309-268-8057
kimberly.kelley@heartland.edu

Heartland Security Services

309-268-8300
security@heartland.edu

Academic Advisors, Faculty,  Deans, Department Chairs and Campus Security Authorities, are also designated as Responsible Employees.  All Responsible Employees are required to report all details of an incident (including identities of both the survivor and alleged perpetrator) to the Title IX Coordinator.  When a survivor tells a Responsible Employee about an incident of sexual misconduct, the survivor has the right to expect the College to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what happened and to resolve the matter promptly and equitably.  

All employees of the College are mandated reporters, meaning when there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect, it must be reported to designated officials at the College.

Confidential Reporting

Some of our staff have the privilege of maintaining confidentiality, meaning they are not required to report any information about an incident of sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator without the your permission unless there is concern the individual will likely cause serious physical harm to self or others; or the information concerns conduct involving suspected abuse or neglect of a minor or elder. If you would like to have your identity and the details of an incident kept confidential, please contact one of the following individuals:

Name Contact Info
Faye Freeman-Smith
Director of Counseling Services
Confidential Advisor

309-268-8419
faye.freemansmith@heartland.edu

Camille Springer
Licensed Counselor
Confidential Advisor

309-268-8391
camille.springer@heartland.edu

Reporting to Law Enforcement

You have the right to report a sexual assault to local law enforcement or can choose not to do so, neither of which prevents the College from pursuing disciplinary action.  You may contact local law enforcement in an emergency at 9-1-1, or at:

Non-Emergency Police Numbers

Normal Police

309-888-5030

Bloomington Police

309-434-2700

Lincoln Police

217-732-2151

Pontiac Police

815-844-0911

Heartland's Response to Your Report

When you report an incident of sexual violence, the College will respond in a timely manner offering resources and support to help you get through this difficult time.  Your safety will be our greatest concern.  Afterwards, we will work through our complaint resolution process to resolve the matter in an equitable manner.