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UIC Guidelines on Prohibited Retaliation

At the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the retaliation policy and procedures are integral to maintaining a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for all members of the university community. The policy firmly prohibits retaliation against individuals who report concerns or participate in investigations related to discrimination, harassment, misconduct, or any other violations of university policies. UIC emphasizes that retaliation in any form, whether overt or subtle, is unacceptable and will be swiftly addressed. The procedures for handling retaliation complaints involve a thorough investigation conducted by trained professionals, ensuring confidentiality and protection for those affected. Additionally, UIC offers resources and support to individuals who may experience retaliation, including access to counseling services, legal guidance, and other forms of assistance. By enforcing a robust retaliation policy and procedures, UIC reinforces its commitment to fostering a culture of accountability, respect, and fairness across the university community.