UIC Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

Campus Roles and Responsibilities

Campus Roles and Responsibilities

The UIC Police Department (UICPD) will:
  • Inform the complainant/victim of various options for addressing the complaint.
  • Generate a police report if the victim wants to file a formal complaint.
  • Notify the Title IX Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Students, CAN, and Campus Housing (where appropriate) about reports of sexual misconduct.
  • Investigate and refer for prosecution when warranted.
  • Log and report the incident as required under the Clery Act and issue a timely warning as appropriate.
  • Identify the appropriate law enforcement agency for reports of off-campus sexual misconduct.
  • Assist with reports to local law enforcement.
  • Assist the victim with safety planning.
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Office for Access and Equity (Title IX Coordinator) will:
  • Conduct an investigation of reported sexual misconduct incidents. If the respondent is an employee, the police may conduct the investigation.
  • Inform the victim of her/his right to report the incident to the police, and assist in making the report if requested by the victim. The Title IX Coordinator may report an allegation of sexual misconduct to the police and may share the respondent’s name, but the name of the victim will only be provided with the victim’s consent, except in extenuating circumstances.
  • Inform the victim about the process to obtain a no-contact order/order of protection.
  • Offer resource information to the victim and respondent for support and assistance including academic, housing, and administrative interventions.
  • Conduct separate meetings with the victim and the respondent and allow both parties to have witnesses, advisors/advocates participate in the meeting.
  • Inform both the victim and the respondent of the final determination of the investigation.
  • Report the incident to the Office of the Dean of Students and the student conduct process if a possible violation of the UIC Standards of Conduct occurred.
  • Make appropriate reports for purposes of Clery Act crime statistics.
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Office of the Dean of Students will:
  • Meet with a student who reports an incident of sexual misconduct to discuss reporting options and offer services and resources.
  • Respond promptly to complaints of sexual misconduct and refer incidents to the student conduct process as appropriate.
  • Provide students with information regarding the student conduct process, assist students with filing complaints, explain the student’s rights in the conduct process, offer appropriate hearing accommodations, and give the student victim and the student respondent the same rights including participation by advisors and witnesses, the right to appeal, and written notification of the outcome of the hearing and the final determination of an appeal process.
  • Inform the victim of her/his right to report the incident to the police, and assist in making the report if requested by the victim.
  • Inform the victim about the process to obtain a no-contact order/order of protection.
  • Report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Assist the victim in obtaining medical care if needed.
  • Encourage the victim to contact CAN, the Counseling Center, or community resources for support and advocacy.
  • Encourage the respondent to seek assistance and support from the Counseling Center or other appropriate university staff.
  • Coordinate the provision of appropriate administrative, academic, and living accommodations for the student victim and the student respondent.
  • Make appropriate reports for purposes of Clery Act crime statistics.
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Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) will:
  • Maintain the contacts with victims as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy, in some cases including assisting victims/survivors in seeking restraining orders, orders of protection and no contact orders.
  • Assist and support the victim/survivor in contacting police and/or reporting to other University offices (e.g. Title IX, Office of the Dean of Students) if the victim/survivor consents.
  • Assist students in preparing reports and completing paperwork required for university and legal proceedings.
  • Accompany students to court, police station, student conduct process or Title IX investigations
  • Referrals to on and off campus resources
  • Assistance with emergency housing
  • Assist the victim/survivor in obtaining medical assistance and counseling, changing academic programs or housing, and making other appropriate accommodations.
  • Contact community victim/survivor organizations as requested by the victim/survivor.
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Counseling Center will:
  • Maintain the contacts with victims and respondents as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
  • Encourage and support the victim/survivor in contacting police and/or reporting to other University offices (e.g. Title Ix, Office of the Dean of Students), if the victim/survivor consents.
  • Offer counseling services and support for student respondents.
  • Provide appropriate counseling and medical services.
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Campus Housing will:
  • Inform the victim of her/his right to report the incident to the police, and assist in making the report if requested by the victim. The Campus Housing staff may report to the police that an allegation of sexual misconduct was reported.
  • Make determinations regarding temporary relocation of residents and regarding interim suspensions from Campus Housing pending a student conduct proceeding through the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Provide appropriate support and assistance for student victims and respondents.
  • Report the incident to the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) to set up a meeting with a staff member in the DOS office, the student victim, and as appropriate, a staff member from Campus Housing.
  • Report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator with the assistance of the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Contact, or encourage contact with CAN and assist in obtaining medical care if needed.
  • Make appropriate reports for purposes of Clery Act crime statistics.
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