Sexual Misconduct Reaffirmation

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

We have the privilege of reaffirming the University’s commitment to providing a safe and welcoming campus environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, sexual and gender-based harassment, and sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, which are referred to in the Prohibition of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy located at http://oae.uic.edu/sexual-misconduct/policies-procedures/.

While UIC and higher education institutions around the country continue to await further guidance on Title IX and sexual misconduct from the U.S. Department of Education, we want to assure the campus community that Illinois’ law, Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education, remains in effect. In recognition of the continued importance in taking action to eliminate sexual misconduct, UIC has implemented a requirement that all incoming students will complete online sexual misconduct training.

We wish to emphasize our promise to continue to provide optimal services, support, resources and guidance to address sexual misconduct in our community and to those who need assistance. Our responsibility to ensure safety to our students, staff and faculty will not change.

Our response to sexual misconduct will remain diligent affirming due process, fairness, and dignity. We will be steadfast in our response and treat all matters with urgency while working towards providing survivors with respect and support with the many available campus resources.

For more information on reporting sexual misconduct and how to support survivors, please visit http://oae.uic.edu/sexual-misconduct/report-an-incident/ and http://oae.uic.edu/sexual-misconduct/resources/.

Sincerely,
Caryn A. Bills
Associate Chancellor

Michael Diaz
Title IX Coordinator

For more information, please contact:
oae@uic.edu