As a faculty member or staff member your relationships with students puts you in a unique position to offer help and support. The primary role for faculty and staff is to help the student know that there are campus and community resources that can help. As faculty and staff, it is important to understand that your role is not to provide counseling or take on the problem for the survivor. By educating yourself and following some simple guidelines, you can confidently and effectively respond to students who are experiencing sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking).
Please refer to the Sexual Misconduct Definitions for more information.
On receiving notice of an incident of sexual misconduct, assess whether a student needs immediate medical attention or there is an imminent danger to the student or others. If a student needs immediate medical attention or there is an imminent danger to the student or others call 911 or 312-355-5555 (UIC Police).
You should also encourage the student to report the incident to the UIC Police. Refer to the Reporting Sexual Assault section of this website for more information.
As a faculty or staff member you can serve an important role in helping survivors. By recognizing, responding and referring students, you are letting them know that you care about them and want to help.
There are many university offices that provide information and services, options for reporting, advocacy, and support for student victims and respondents.
|UIC Police (Emergency)
UIC Police (Non-Emergency)
|943 W. Maxwell St.|
|Office of Access and Equity
(Title IX Coordinator )
|(312) 996-8670||809 S. Marshfield #717|
|Office of the Dean of Students||(312) 996-4857||Student Services Building #3030|
|Student Legal Service||(312 996- 9214)||Student Services Building #3030|
|Campus Advocacy Network||(312) 413-8206||1101 W. Taylor Street, Suite 310 (above Chicago Public Library)|
In Touch Hotline
|Student Services Building, #2010|
|Campus Housing||(312) 355-6300||818 Wolcott, SRH #220|
|Family Medicine (East Side)||(312) 996-2901||722 W. Maxwell St., 2nd Floor|
|Family Medicine (West Side)||(312) 996-2901||1801 W. Taylor St., Suite 4E|
|UIC Hospital Emergency Room||(312) 996-7298||1740 W. Taylor St.|
Students have the option of seeking support and assistance through community organizations. Outside agencies do not have the same obligations as the university to report or investigate incidents of sexual misconduct. These agencies also do not have authority to independently work with university departments to arrange academic accommodations, on-campus housing changes, access to university facilities, programs, or services and other on-campus interventions.
|Rape Victim Advocates
|(312) 443-9603||180 North Michigan
|Services include medical and legal advocacy as well as free counseling services. Provides medical advocacy to the UIC Emergency Room and surrounding area hospitals.|
|Mujeres Latinas En Accion
|(773) 890-7676||2424 W. 21st Place
Chicago, IL. 60608
|Serving Latina survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families; offers advocacy and counseling. Spanish speaking services available.|
|The Center on Halsted
24 Hour Crisis:
|3656 N. Halsted Ave
Chicago, IL 61357
|Serving Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Offers advocacy and counseling.|
24 Hour Crisis:
|4350 N. Broadway 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60613
|Multilingual domestic violence shelter, counseling, and advocacy for Asian women and children.|
|Life Span Legal Services
(847) 824-4454 (English & Spanish)
(847) 824-1158 (Polish)
|20 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604
|Provides representation in civil court and advocacy in criminal court for domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault survivors.|
Campus Advocacy Network
Gender & Sexuality Center
Rape Victim Advocates
Mujeres Latinas En Acción
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline
LGBTQ Violence Resource Line
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Family Medicine Clinics
Student Legal Services
Chicago Legal Clinic
Office for Access and Equity, Title IX Coordinator|
809 S. Marshfield, Room 717
1200 W. Harrison SSB#3030