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IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY

The fastest way to access medical assistance is to call 9-1-1.

To reach the University of Chicago Police Department, call 773.702.8181 or press the red button on any of the emergency phones located throughout the community.

To reach the Chicago Police Department, call 9-1-1 or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone.

If you would like to REPORT AN INCIDENT, you can report an incident online or by contacting us via email or telephone.

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The University offers numerous support services and referrals to anyone who has experienced discriminatory harassment or sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Below is a list of resources – emergency resources, confidential resources, and additional resources  – available to members of the University community. Resources designated “confidential” are available to provide support, resources, and information. Confidential resources do not share identifying information about people or incidents without the reporting person’s consent.

The University’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct contains an appendix that lists support services and resources. The list includes legal, disciplinary, and medical support services, as well as resources specifically for students, faculty, and staff. It includes both on-campus and non-University resources.

Emergency Resources

For individuals in need of immediate help, these resources are available 24/7.

 

Medical Assistance

The fastest way to access medical assistance is to call 9-1-1.

University of Chicago Medicine’s Mitchell Emergency Room:
773-702- 6250
901 East 58th St. (24-hours)

The Mitchell Emergency Room follows specific policies and procedures, approved by the State, in treating an individual who has been sexually assaulted. The State will pay for emergency room care for victims who have been sexually assaulted and do not have health insurance; if a victim provides health insurance information to the emergency room, the emergency room will bill the insurance company and the policy holder will be notified as usual.

  • The victim is placed in a private room.
  • Medical care is given as soon as possible.
  • A Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate or a Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call (for a student) may be called based on a victim’s preferences.
  • By law, city police are notified, and the victim may choose to file a report.

Law Enforcement

University of Chicago Police Department:
773-702-8181 or 1-2-3 from a campus phone (24-hours)

The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) urges anyone who has been sexually assaulted to call immediately in order to strengthen the likelihood of successful prosecution. The UPCD can be reached by calling 773.702.8181, pressing the red button on any of the emergency phones located throughout the community, or going directly to the UCPD headquarters at 850 E. 61st Street.

Responsibilities of the UCPD include:

  • Attending to the immediate needs of the victim, including personal safety and prompt medical care.
  • When appropriate, broadcasting a description of the offender.
  • Notifying the Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call if the victim is a student.
  • Providing victims with information concerning the importance of preserving evidence, and the rights of victims and the University’s responsibilities regarding orders of protection, no-contact orders, and other similar court orders.

The UCPD strongly recommends the prompt reporting of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Nevertheless, individuals should not be reluctant to file a report at a later date. Reporting an incident does not obligate a person to press charges.

Chicago Police Department:
9-1-1 (24-hours) or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone

Anyone preferring not to report a matter to the University of Chicago Police Department may contact the Chicago Police Department.

Confidential Resources

It is important to know that University employees, depending on their role, have different abilities to maintain confidentiality. For further information about University resources and the levels of confidentiality regarding complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, see this chart.

Some University employees (referred to as “Responsible Employees”) are required to report all incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator for the University.  Responsible employees include faculty and instructors, RAs, Resident Heads, Resident Masters, TAs, preceptors, administrative assistants, UCPD staff, and other university employees.  Please note that reporting an incident to the Title IX Coordinator for the University or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students is private, and it does not mean the person who experienced sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking somehow loses control of the process.  To the contrary, the Title IX Coordinators are here to advise members of our community on their options regarding remaining anonymous, confidentiality, the University’s process for investigating complaints of sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, and the University’s disciplinary process.  Indeed, in some cases, individuals choose not to move forward with the investigation process, but still request support services.

The following resources are available to provide support, resources, and information. These individuals may report non-identifying information for Clery reporting purposes, but they do not share identifying information about people or incidents without the reporting person’s consent.

Confidential Resources for Students

Sexual Assault Dean on Call (SADoC)
773.834.HELP
Student Health Service
773.702.4156
Student Counseling Service
773.702.9800
Members of the Clergy

Confidential Resources for Staff, Faculty, Postdocs, & OAAs

Employee Assistance Program (Perspectives)
Members of the Clergy

Additional Resources

For individuals in need of immediate helpthese resources – including the University of Chicago Police Department and the University of Chicago Medicine’s Mitchell Emergency Room – are available 24/7. The Sexual Assault Dean on Call (SADoC) is also available to students 24/7 The University’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct contains an appendix that lists support services and resources. The list includes legal, disciplinary, and medical support services, as well as resources specifically for students, faculty, and staff.  It also includes on-campus and non-University resources.  Some of these resources are listed below.  Please bear in mind that the resources below are not confidential resources.  Meaning, they must report instances of sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment), dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking that they learn about to the Title IX Coordinator for the University or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students.  If you are seeking confidential resources, please see the Confidential Resources tab.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

If you are unsure of where to turn for help, or if you have any questions, please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.

For Students

 Ombudpersons

University Student Ombudspersons

Alexis Howard
Student Ombudsperson
773.702.8422
ombudsperson@uchicago.edu

Saeed Richardson
Associate Student Ombudsperson
773.702.8422
ombudsperson@uchicago.edu

Pritzker School of Medicine Ombudspersons

Diane Altkorn, MD
773.702.4581
daltkorn@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Steven Zangan, MD
773.702.3844
szangan@radiology.bsd.uchicago.edu

“Responsible Employees”

Some University employees (referred to as “Responsible Employees”), including those referenced above, are required to report all incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator for the University.  Responsible employees include faculty and instructors, RAs, Resident Heads, Resident Masters, TAs, preceptors, administrative assistants, UCPD staff, and other university employees.  Please note that reporting an incident to the Title IX Coordinator for the University or Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students is private, and it does not mean the person who experienced sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking somehow loses control of the process.  To the contrary, the Title IX Coordinators are here to advise members of our community on their options regarding remaining anonymous, confidentiality, the University’s process for investigating complaints of sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, and the University’s disciplinary process.  Indeed, in some cases, individuals choose not to move forward with the investigation process, but still request support services.

File a Report

Student Misconduct

Contact the following individuals with complaints or questions regarding students engaging in unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation.  You may also contact the Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs regarding complaints of unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking by a student.

Shea Wolfe
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Associate Dean of Students in the University
773.702.0438
swolfe1@uchicago.edu

Jeremy Inabinet
Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs
773.702.5243
inabinet@uchicago.edu

Faculty, Post-Doctoral Researcher, or Other Academic Appointee Misconduct

Complaints or questions regarding faculty members or other academic appointees engaging in unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation should be directed to:

Bridget Collier
Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
Title IX Coordinator for the University
Section 504/ ADA Coordinator
Affirmative Action Officer
773.702.5761
bcollier@uchicago.edu

Shea Wolfe
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Associate Dean of Students in the University
773.702.0438
swolfe1@uchicago.edu

Elizabeth Honig
Assistant Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
773.702.4913
ehonig@uchicago.edu

Staff Misconduct

Complaints or questions regarding misconduct by a staff member should be directed to the Employee and Labor Relations team in Human Resources.  You may also contact the Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs regarding complaints of unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation by a staff member.

Whistleblower Hotline

The Whistleblower Hotline is a 24 hour, toll-free service that receives information regarding suspected fraud or illegal activity. Users may call in (800.971.4317) or report online. Users may remain anonymous.

Online Reporting

To report an incident online visit our Report an Incident page.

Request an Accommodation

The University of Chicago is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure access to its programs and services for individuals within its community.

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities

University of Chicago welcomes students, faculty, post-doctoral researchers, other academic appointees, staff, and visitors with disabilities. The Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, in partnership with Student Disability Services (SDS) and Employee and Labor Relations, works to ensure that the University is an accessible and welcoming working and learning environment for individuals with disabilities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to and ensure accessibility for individuals with disabilities (including students, faculty, post-doctoral researchers, other academic appointees, staff, and visitors) in accordance to the requirements set forth in applicable state and federal laws. For information on how to request a disability-related accommodation, please visit the Accessibility page or Contact Us.

Accommodations for individuals who have reported sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking

Individuals who have reported sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking have the right to request interim protective measures and/or reasonable accommodations. For more information on accommodations for individuals who have reported sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, please visit the Sexual Misconduct and Title IX page or Contact Us.

Questions?

If you are unsure of where to turn for help, or if you have any questions, please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs:

Bridget Collier
Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
Title IX Coordinator for the University
Section 504/ ADA Coordinator
Affirmative Action Officer
773.702.5761
bcollier@uchicago.edu

Shea Wolfe
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Associate Dean of Students in the University
773.702.0438
swolfe1@uchicago.edu

Elizabeth Honig
Assistant Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
773.702.4913
ehonig@uchicago.edu

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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