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.
Some University employees (referred to as “Responsible Employees”) are required to report all incidents of sexual misconduct (including 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 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, Postdocs, Other Academic Appointees, and Staff
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. Please also see the Additional Resources tab for additional information regarding University resources.