University of Illinois at Chicago Prohibition of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct

UIC is committed to providing and preserving an educational and work environment free from all forms of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct (collectively referred to as “sexual misconduct”). UIC prohibits and will not tolerate sexual misconduct of or by students, employees, patients, applicants for enrollment or employment, or others in its education programs or activities. UIC will take prompt and fair action to eliminate such conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. Employees and students in violation of this policy may face sanctions up to and including termination or expulsion. The Office for Access and Equity, through its Title IX Coordinator, has the authority to conduct investigations, and then make recommendations in accordance with the relevant University policies for students, employees, patients, applicants, or visitors.

UIC encourages good faith reports of sexual misconduct and prohibits retaliation against any person who reports sexual misconduct and/or who participates in a sexual misconduct investigation or resultant disciplinary process.

All employees are considered to be responsible employees with the responsibility to report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Employees who are exempted from this reporting requirement are professional or pastoral counselors who provide work-related mental-health counseling, campus advocates who provide confidential victim assistance, and employees who are otherwise prohibited by law from disclosing information received in the course of providing professional care and treatment.

The purpose of this policy is to provide such an environment and to and to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106; Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 668.46; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”); the Illinois Human Rights Act; and the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, 105 ILCS 155/1 et seq.

The PDF version of UIC's Comprehensive Policy and Procedures for Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process (effective August 14, 2020)  is available for viewing or downloading.

To Report Sexual Misconduct to the University, Contact:

Danielle Miller, Interim Title IX Coordinator
Office for Access and Equity
809 S Marshfield Ave, M/C 602
(312) 996-8670
TitleIX@uic.edu
https://oae.uic.edu/discriminationharassment/reporting/

To Make a Complaint to a Government Agency, Contact:

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights – Chicago Office
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 730-1560
ocr.chicago@ed.gov
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

Notice of Prohibited Conduct

UIC prohibits conduct that violates Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended (“Title VII”), and the Illinois Human Rights Act, and supplements related campus and University of Illinois policies and laws.

Title IX states as follows:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Discrimination on the basis of sex may include sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, and other sexual misconduct (including, but not sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual abuse).

Prior Comprehensive Policy Documents

The PDF version of UIC’s Comprehensive Policy and Procedures for Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process (effective November 1, 2019 through August 13, 2020)  is available for viewing or downloading.