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HUMAN RIGHTS775 ILCS 5/5-103
(775 ILCS 5/) Illinois Human Rights Act.
(775 ILCS 5/5-103)
(from Ch. 68, par. 5-103)
Nothing in this Article shall apply to:
(A) Private Club. A private club, or other establishment not in fact open
to the public, except to the extent that the goods, services, facilities,
privileges, advantages, or accommodations of the establishment are made
available to the customers or patrons of another establishment that is a
place of public accommodation.
(B) Facilities Distinctly Private. Any facility, as to discrimination
based on sex, which is distinctly private in nature such as restrooms, shower
rooms, bath houses, health clubs and other similar facilities for which
the Department, in its rules and regulations, may grant exemptions based
on bona fide considerations of public policy.
(C) Inn, Hotel, Rooming House. Any facility, as to discrimination based
on sex, which restricts the rental of rooms to individuals of one sex.
(Source: P.A. 85-567.)
775 ILCS 5/Art. 5A
(775 ILCS 5/Art. 5A heading)
ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND HIGHER EDUCATION
(Source: P.A. 96-1319, eff. 7-27-10.)
775 ILCS 5/5A-101
(775 ILCS 5/5A-101)
(from Ch. 68, par. 5A-101)
The following definitions are applicable
strictly in the content of this Article, except that the term "sexual
in elementary, secondary, and
higher education" as defined herein has the meaning herein ascribed to
it whenever that term is used anywhere in this Act.
(A) Institution of Elementary, Secondary, or Higher Education. "Institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education"
means: (1) a
publicly or privately operated university, college,
college, junior college, business or vocational school, or other educational
institution offering degrees and instruction beyond the
school level; or
(2) a publicly or privately operated elementary school or secondary school.
(B) Degree. "Degree" means: (1) a
series of letters
or words or other symbols which signifies or purports to signify that the
recipient thereof has satisfactorily completed an organized academic, business
or vocational program of study offered beyond the
school level; or (2) a designation signifying that the recipient has
graduated from an elementary school or secondary school.
(C) Student. "Student" means any individual admitted to or applying for
admission to an institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education, or
enrolled on a full or
part time basis in a course or program of academic, business or vocational
instruction offered by or through an institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education.
(D) Elementary, Secondary, or Higher Education Representative. "Elementary, secondary, or higher education
means and includes the president, chancellor or other holder of any executive
office on the administrative staff of an institution of higher education,
an administrator of an elementary school or secondary school, a
member of the faculty of an institution of higher education,
but not limited to a dean or associate or assistant dean, a professor or
associate or assistant professor, and a full or part time instructor or
visiting professor, including a graduate assistant or other student who
is employed on a temporary basis of less than full time as a teacher or
instructor of any course or program of academic, business or vocational
instruction offered by or through an institution of higher education, and any
teacher, instructor, or other employee of an elementary school or secondary school.
(E) Sexual Harassment in Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education. "Sexual harassment in
elementary, secondary, and
education" means any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors
made by an elementary, secondary, or
education representative to a student, or any
a sexual nature exhibited by
an elementary, secondary, or
higher education representative
student, when such conduct has the purpose of substantially interfering
with the student's educational performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive educational environment; or when the elementary, secondary, or higher education
representative either explicitly or implicitly makes the student's submission
to such conduct a term or condition of, or uses the student's submission
to or rejection of such conduct as a basis for determining:
(1) Whether the student will be admitted to an
institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education;
(2) The educational performance required or expected
(3) The attendance or assignment requirements
applicable to the student;
(4) To what courses, fields of study or programs,
including honors and graduate programs, the student will be admitted;
(5) What placement or course proficiency requirements
are applicable to the student;
(6) The quality of instruction the student will
(7) What tuition or fee requirements are applicable
(8) What scholarship opportunities are available to
(9) What extracurricular teams the student will be a
member of or in what extracurricular competitions the student will participate;
(10) Any grade the student will receive in any
examination or in any course or program of instruction in which the student is enrolled;
(11) The progress of the student toward successful
completion of or graduation from any course or program of instruction in which the student is enrolled; or
(12) What degree, if any, the student will receive.
(Source: P.A. 96-1319, eff. 7-27-10.)
775 ILCS 5/5A-101.1
(775 ILCS 5/5A-101.1)
(A) Every institution of higher education covered by this Act shall post in a prominent and accessible location a poster stating sexual harassment laws and policies. The poster shall be (i) posted and kept posted at each campus in common area positions easily accessible to all students including, but not limited to residence halls, administration buildings, student unions, cafeterias, and libraries or (ii) posted annually at each campus in common area positions easily accessible to all students including, but not limited to, residence halls, administration buildings, student unions, cafeterias, and libraries, with an electronic copy of the sexual harassment laws and policies also sent to each student at the time that registration materials are emailed or (iii) on campuses that provide for online registration of student classes, such information pertaining to sexual harassment laws and policies may be incorporated into the registration process so that students must review the policies and laws and acknowledge such review, prior to being allowed to register. Documents to be posted shall be retrieved from the Illinois Department of Human Rights website to satisfy posting requirements. Posting of the posters shall be effectuated within 90 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and shall occur annually thereafter.
(B) The posted sexual harassment poster shall include, at a minimum, the following information: (i) the illegality of sexual harassment in higher education; (ii) the definition of sexual harassment under State law; (iii) a description of sexual harassment, utilizing examples; (iv) the institution's internal complaint process including penalties; (v) the legal recourse, investigative and complaint process available through the Department of Human Rights; (vi) directions on how to contact the Department; and (vii) protection against retaliation as provided by Section 6-101 of this Act.
(C) Upon notification of a failure to post, the Department of Human Rights may launch a preliminary investigation. If the Department finds a failure to post, the Department may issue a notice to show cause giving the institution 30 days to correct the failure to post. If the failure to post is not corrected, the Department may initiate a charge of a civil rights violation.
(Source: P.A. 96-574, eff. 8-18-09.)