Prevention and Awareness  2017   

This page highlights  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 3-7.

On Campus:  The week of April 3-7, we highlighted a different crime victim right each day during the Strength, Resilience, Justice national awareness program through the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)  The specific topics highlighted by the Compliance and Title IX Office are included below, and are only a few of the many crimes the OVC addresses.  The highlighted topics will remain on our site for the duration of April.

Please click on the topic to learn more about each topic.  Facts provided by Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Monday, April 3: Sexual Violence and School & Campus Crime

Tuesday, April 4: Hate Crime

Wednesday, April 5: Intimate Partner Violence

Thursday, April 6:  Crimes Against Persons With Disabilities

Friday, April 7: Workplace Violence

See the Office for Victims of Crime video below to learn more about this national initiative, theme, Crime Victims’ Rights: Strength. Resilience. Justice.

Past  2017 Spring Prevention Awareness:

  • Stalking Awareness
  • Immigration and Survivors of Abuse


Resources for anyone who may be the victim of sexual, domestic or other violence:

Both are 24-hour   Hotline and Local Number  815-636-9811


RSAC Logo RSAC-Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling

Rockford, Illinois


NATIONAL: ICASA- Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

100 North 16th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

All are 24-hours       1−800−799−7233   or   TTY 1−800−787−3224


Remedies LogoRemedies Domestic Violence Center




NationalCoalitionAgainstDVlogoThe National Domestic Violence Hotline’s  highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of a relationship.      1−800−799−7233

2016 Fall Prevention/ Awareness Participation

“Put the Nail in” Domestic Violence: This national campaign is through Safe Horizons who aims to send the message of domestic violence awareness by putting a stop to it.  The put a nail in it has a simple gesture of painting a finger nail; hence “put a nail in domestic violence” and sharing the information.   Participants wore the polish  to  begin the conversation about their support for domestic violence awareness.

Recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by standing in solidarity with millions of survivors, victims, and supporters in observance of the national month.

Domestic Violence Community Program “Shine the Light” on domestic violence.  The Compliance Office and select Rockford University students participated in the annual program.  Two students participated by reading written dialogues concerning domestic violence concerns.

Community Alcohol Prevention Awareness Program: “Hidden in Plain Sight”Compliance and Title IX Office participated by raising awareness of underage drinking.


Office of Compliance and Title IX

LaShun McGhee
Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
Burpee Center, Student Life Suite 5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108

Mon-Fri- 8:30am to 5:00pm