Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct

Survivor Rights & Options

Right to Report or Not Report

If you are a Survivor, Witness, Bystander, or Third-Party to sexual misconduct you have the right to choose to report or not report sexual misconduct to the University, law enforcement, or confidential services, individually or simultaneously.

See Reporting an Incident to learn about survivor reporting options and resources.


Right to Receive Protection

Assistance Notifying Law Enforcement

Survivors have the right to request and receive assistance from campus authorities in notifying law enforcement. See Report an Incident and Resources for more information.

Assistance Accessing and Navigating Health Services

Survivors have the right to request and receive assistance from campus authorities in accessing and navigating campus and local health and mental health services, counseling, and advocacy services.

Request assistance by contacting:

Title IX Coordinator in the Office for Access and Equity
DuJuan Smith in the Office of the Dean of Students
Andie Celerio at Campus Advocacy Network (CAN)

See Resources for more information.

Requesting Protective Measures and Accommodations

Survivors have the right to request interim protective measures and accommodations, including, without limitation:

  • Changes to academic, living, dining, working, and transportation
    situation;
  • Obtaining and enforcing campusissued order of protection or no contact order;
  • Obtaining and enforcing state courtissued order of protection or no contact order.

Request Assistance by contacting:

Title IX Coordinator in the Office for Access & Equity

See Title IX and Resources for more information.


Right to Privacy

If an individual requests confidentiality when reporting, the University will take all reasonable steps to honor the request, taking into account that confidentiality may not be possible in every case given the University’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for all members of the campus community.

Before disclosing private information to any UIC official, be advised that all UIC employees are responsible employees; therefore all UIC employees are mandated crime reporters with the authority and responsibility to report sexual misconduct to University officials. All Responsible Employees are required to participate in training and report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
Employees who are exempted from the reporting requirement are professional
counselors who provide confidential work-related mental-health counseling and campus advocates who provide confidential victim assistance.

See Report an Incident for more information.


Prohibition of Retaliation

The University will take appropriate steps to ensure that a person who reports or participates in a sexual misconduct investigation or proceeding will not be subjected to retaliation by the student respondent or by others with knowledge of the report. Anyone who believes they are experiencing retaliation is strongly encouraged to report the concern.

Report Retaliation by contacting:

Title IX Coordinator in the Office for Access and Equity
DuJuan Smith in the Office of the Dean of Students

See Report an Incident for more information about reporting, or to learn about UIC’s amnesty policy.