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 they offer, please see this chart.
For individuals in need of immediate help, these 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.
University employees not designated as confidential resources are considered “Responsible Employees” and are required to report all incidents of sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment), dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator for theUniversity. Responsible employees include faculty and instructors, RAs, Resident Heads, Resident Deans, TAs, preceptors, administrative assistants, UCPD staff, athletic coaches, 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 completely confidential, meaning they do not have an obligation to report sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to the Title IX Coordinators:
Sexual Assault Dean on Call (SADoC)
Student Health Service
Student Counseling Service
Faculty, Other Academic Appointees, Staff, and Postdoctoral Researchers
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, other academic appointees, staff, and postdoctoral researchers. It also includes on-campus and non-University resources. Please also see Additional Resources for additional information regarding University resources.
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 email@example.com, 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.