No Contact Directives

No Contact Directives

A No-contact Directive (NCD) issued in response to an alleged violation of the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct is an administrative action designed to prevent contact between two or more individuals.  NCDs can be issued based on request or need, as determined by the University official issuing the directive, and do not require the filing of a formal complaint. NCDs are generally mutual in scope and do not determine fault, unless otherwise stated. In certain circumstances a unilateral (single party) NCD may be issued to a respondent.  NCDs may be issued to students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, postdoctoral researchers, alumni, and persons not affiliated with the University.

The parameters of every NCD are determined on a case-by-case basis and are reviewed on an ongoing basis or upon request. An NCD may be an accommodation, an interim measure, or a remedy following a disciplinary proceeding.

An NCD prohibits contact, including, but not limited to in-person, through electronic means, or through a third party, but it does not prevent individuals from being in the same place or seeing one another on- or off-campus. The University may, however, require a respondent to leave a place where a complainant is present or otherwise restrict a respondent’s activities as a separate interim measure and/or a remedy if appropriate.

An NCD issued in response to an alleged violation of the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct can be implemented by any of the following individuals, and/or their designees:

The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators – titleIX@uchicago.edu

The Dean of Students in the University – DOS-university@uchicago.edu

The Associate Dean of Students for Disciplinary Affairs – umatter@uchicago.edu

Any potential violation of an NCD should be reported, by email or phone, to the University official who issued the directive and may result in disciplinary action.  Students are always encouraged to seek any clarification regarding a NCD.

If you have questions about NCDs, you may speak confidentially with a Sexual Assault Dean on Call, or anonymously with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students during office drop in hours.

Non-discrimination Statement

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, please see: http://harassmentpolicy.uchicago.edu/page/policy.

The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing bcollier@uchicago.edu, by calling 773.702.5671, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Suite 430, Chicago, IL 60637.

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