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Filing a Discrimination Complaint

You Have a Right to File a Complaint

Any person who believes he/she or someone he/she knows has been discriminated against based on federal or state protected classes has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action.  Complaints may be written, verbal, or observed and may be anonymous.  The IAES will document all complaints and report them to the USDA or the Department of Justice as appropriate.  You may also file a written complaint yourself by using the contact information below and following the instructions.

How to File a Discrimination or ADA Complaint

To file a discrimination complaint with the USDA

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at the USDA ASCR website and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

To file an ADA complaint with the United States Department of Justice

To file a discrimination ADA complaint

Procedures for filing complaints related to access for disabled persons can be found on the Americans with Disabilities Act website.

Instructions for submitting attachments are included on the form. To fila an ADA complaint by mail, send completed materials to:

US Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Civil Rights Division

Disability Rights Section – 1425 NYAV

Washington, D.C. 20530

To file a complaint with the University of Illinois

You can submit a report of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, or inquire about a reasonable accommodation online or by contacting the individuals and offices below.

Title IX Coordinator
Danielle Morrison
Title IX & Disability Coordinator 
703 S. Wright Street
Third Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-3333
daniemor@illinois.edu

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access (ODEA) / Title IX Office

Handles discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and Title IX matters involving faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the campus. 

1004 S Fourth St
M/C 523
Champaign, IL 61820
PHONE: (217) 333-0885
FAX: (217) 244-9136
TTY: (217) 244-0221
Email: diversity@illinois.edu
ODEA website 

Office for Student Conflict Resolution
Handles student code violations (including discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct) where complainant and respondent are students.

409 Student Services Building
610 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-3680
Office website

University of Illinois Police Department
Responds to reported crimes that occur on the University of Illinois campus and adjacent jurisdictions. Works closely with the Champaign and Urbana police departments and the Sheriff’s office on criminal matters involving Illinois students. 

1110 W. Springfield Avenue 
(Northeast corner of Goodwin and Springfield)
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 217-333-1216
TTY: 217-244-7209
Fax: 217-244-1979
Email: dpscomments@illinois.edu

To file a complaint with the state of Illinois

Illinois Department of Human Rights
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is the state agency responsible for enforcing the Illinois Human Rights Act. A discrimination charge can be initiated by calling, writing or appearing in person at the Springfield office within 180 days of the date the alleged discrimination.

Springfield Office
222 South College
Room 101
Intake Unit
Springfield, IL  62704
PHONE: (217) 785-5100
TTY: (866) 740-3953 
FAX: (217) 785-5106 
Email: IDHR.webmail@illinois.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law.

Chicago District Office
500 West Madison Street
Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60661 
PHONE: (800) 669-4000 
TTY: (312) 869-8001 
FAX: (312) 869-8220
Email: info@eeoc.gov

Office for Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces several federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.

Chicago Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
PHONE: (312) 730-1560
TDD: (800) 877-8339
FAX: (312) 730-1576 
Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

For additional information or assistance on civil rights, equal opportunity, affirmative action and harassment policies of University of Illinois, please contact the ACES Affirmative Action Officer, 111 Mumford Hall, 1301 West Gregory, Urbana IL 61801, 217-333-5900. Disability Statement - To address the need for disability accommodations at on or off-campus events, the IAES encourages College of ACES departments and units to utilize the University of Illinois’ accessibility available information for event planning.

For IAES employees:

Procedures for handling discrimination, harassment and access complaints are established for the University of Illinois.