Title IX for Students, Faculty, and Staff
Refer to the Equal Opportunities site here for detailed information on Title IX, and other programs in place to protect students, staff, and faculty.
Title IX and the University Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct
- Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. This includes all forms of sex discrimination against program participants. Including sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking (referred to here as "sexual misconduct").
- The University is committed to taking necessary action to stop, prevent, and remedy instances of sexual misconduct.
- Individuals who have experienced any form of sexual misconduct are not obligated to engage with University offices or respond to institutional outreach regarding the matter. In some instances, the University may need to move forward based on information already received. If this occurs, the individuals involved will be notified.
- Reporting an incident to a Title IX Coordinator is private and doesn't mean the person who experienced the incident somehow loses control of the process. Individuals may choose not to move forward with the disciplinary process and may still request support services and/or accommodations.
- Retaliation of any kind is strictly prohibited for either party involved with the reporting and adjudication of incidents.
University Disciplinary Processes
- The University has disciplinary processes in place to investigate and, when warranted, adjudicate sexual misconduct.
- Jeremy Inabinet, email@example.com or 773-702-5243, Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs, or his designee, can discuss processes with anyone who is considering or wishes to make a complaint about a student.
- Bridget Collier, firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-834-6367, Associate Provost and Title IX Coordinator for the University, or her designee, can discuss processes with anyone who is considering or wishes to make a complaint about faculty, other academic appointees, postdoc researchers, staff members, or others.
Confidential and Private Resources
- Private Resources
- While faculty and staff members will not share any information you choose to disclose with other faculty, staff, students, etc., faculty and staff members are considered to be Individuals with Title IX Reporting Responsibilities. This means that faculty and staff must report all incidents of sexual misconduct to a Title IX Coordinator. For a full list of University employees who are considered Individuals with Title IX Reporting Responsibilities, please refer to the Equal Opportunity Programs site linked at the beginning of the Title IX section on this page.
- Confidential Resources
- Unlike private resources, confidential resources will not reveal your identity or report any identifiable details regarding incidents of sexual misconduct to a Title IX Coordinator without your consent.
- The following resources are confidential:
- Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call (773-834-HELP)
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Answers any questions related to sexual misconduct here.
- Ordained Religious Advisors in Spiritual Life (773-702-2100)
- Student Health Service (773-702-4156)
- Student Counseling Service (773-702-9800)
- Has a staff member on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call (773-834-HELP)
Interim Protective Measures and Accommodations
- Students who have reported sexual misconduct have the right to request interim protective measures and/or reasonable accommodations, including but not limited to:
- Changes to academic, living, dining, working, or transportation situations
- Obtaining and enforcing a University-issued no contact directive
- Assistance in obtaining an order of protection or no contact order in State court
- Medical assistance (including information on preserving evidence)
- Legal/law enforcement options (including assistance with notifying local law enforcement)
- Safety planning
- On- and off-campus referrals and resources
- Assistance with accessing and navigating campus and local health and mental health services, counseling, and advocacy
- Referral to the disciplinary process
- Having their report recorded and tracked
- Wellness coaching/HPW workshops
- For Filing a Report
- Bridget Collier
- 24-Hour Resources
- City of Chicago Police Emergency: 911
- University of Chicago Police Department: 773-702-8181 or 123 from any campus phone
- University of Chicago Medicine Emergency Department: 773-702-6250; 5656 S Maryland Ave
- Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call: 773-834-HELP (4357)
- Student Counseling Service: 773-702-9800
- Additional Resources
- City of Chicago Police Non-Emergency: 311 or 312-744-5000
- Disciplinary Affairs: 773-702-5243; harassmentpolicy.uchicago.edu
- Student Health Service: 773-702-4156; wellness.uchicago.edu
- Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support; Prevention Initiatives and Programming: 773-834-7738; voices.uchicago.edu/equity
- Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 888-293-2080
- YWCA: 866-525-9922