Office of Compliance and Title IX / Students

Walk. Talk. Act:  Rockford Take Back The Night Walk  2017

LOCATION for Today:   Due to the weather, the event location has changed to Rockford University.  We will hold the event in Fisher Memorial Chapel instead of Regents Hall.

Tweet About It: #RockfordTBTN2017; RockfordTakeBacktheNight2017; RSACTakeBackTheNight2017


We have collaborated with a number of community and campus partners for various programs in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), including the Walk. Talk. Act. event.  This event is open for the community and campus to attend. Transportation provided for RU Students.

General Information:

LOCATION Change:   Due to the weather, the event will be held at Rockford University in Fisher Chapel. 5050 East State Street.  Signs will be posted.  Event WAS to be held at Sinnissippi Gardens Recreation Path.

PARKING FREE: Park in Lot A once on Rockford University’s campus.  The lot will be to your right.

Who’s planning the event?  This event is a collaboration of Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling (RSAC) and the Rockford University Offices’ of Compliance and Title IX, Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement, Lang Center for  Counseling, Wellness, & Health , and Student Life.

EVENT OVERVIEW: Speakers from local agencies, survivors’ anonymous written stories, reading tribute, group, activities, giveaways, and “these hands don’t hurt” display.

REGISTRATION:  No registration required; however everyone will have to complete the liability waiver.

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017

TIME: 6:00PM -8:00PM (Check-in and activity 5-6pm. Walk  begins at 6:30)

LIABILITY WAIVER: The Rockford University waiver may be completed at the walk and must be signed by all participants.  Minors under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf (volunteer or participant).

FREE: The event is free.

Questions: LaShun McGhee,  OR   Samantha Thomas,

Interested in Volunteering? We need volunteers to assist with the check-in table, vendor booths, parking, walking path, and activities.  Please share your interest here.  Include your first and last name, phone number and organization/school, if applicable and area(s) of interest. If you do not have a specific area if interest and your are willing to wherever, just write -no preference.



As students, employees, and guests of Rockford University you have the right to learn, work, and engage in an environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.  In addition, you have the right to receive equitable services in programs and activities in your educational setting.  The Compliance and Title IX  Office was recently established at Rockford University to help maintain compliance, establish or expand upon processes for civil rights and equality, provide training for employees, students, and administrators, and offer education and awareness of sex and gender-based concerns. Learn More

Learn more about our community partner for this event, Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling (RSAC),


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