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Threat Assessment

It has always been the utmost priority of the university to provide an environment that is free from threats, intimidation and violence, and as such the university must also demonstrate its commitment to responding to the mandates set forth in the Illinois Campus Security Enhancement Act (P.A. 095-0881; 110 ILCS 12/20).

If you experience or observe imminent violence, please get to a safe location and immediately contact the UIC Police Department at (312) 355-5555 or 5-5555 from a campus phone or your local law enforcement agency by dialing 911.

Faculty and Staff Response Team Heading link

UIC has a Faculty and Staff Response Team (FSRT) which coordinates support services and administrative response to threatening or aberrant behavior and provides appropriate interventions and individual case management to reduce the risk of violence. FSRT reviews incidents involving highly disruptive behavior, including: hostile, aggressive, bullying, intimidating, and/or violent behaviors. Behavior that causes others to express concern about their personal safety must be reported to the UIC Police Department. All cases involving sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

Faculty and staff working at the regional campuses may also utilize the FSRT.

Membership includes representatives from the Office for Access and Equity, UIC Human Resources, University Health Services, Employee Assistance Service, Intercollegiate Athletics, Faculty Affairs, the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, UIC Police Department, University Counsel, HR Labor and Employee Relations, Strategic Marketing and Communications and UI Health.

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The Student Response Team (SRT) coordinates support services and an administrative response to crises involving students; makes referrals to the Threat Assessment team; and provides individual student case review and management.

The Student Response Team is chaired by the Dean of Students. Representatives from Campus Housing, Student Centers, International Services, Counseling Center, Women’s Affairs, Campus Advocacy Network, Public Affairs, UIC Police, University Counsel, and Academic Affairs serve on the team.

Office of Preparedness and Response Heading link

Facilitated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (OVCAS), the Office of Preparedness and Response (OPR) is tasked to ensure the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is adequately prepared to resume and recover operations in the event of any future emergency or major adverse event that may threaten its mission-critical functions, facilities, and/or infrastructure.