Rights and Options in Reporting
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Option to Report
Individuals have the right to choose to report or not report the incident to UIC officials, on-campus or local law enforcement, or confidential services, separately or simultaneously.
Right to Receive Assistance from Campus Authorities
Individuals have the right to request and receive assistance from UIC in notifying law enforcement and in accessing and navigating on- and off-campus health and mental health services and counseling.
Right to Request Supportive Measures
Individuals have the right to request supportive measures from UIC, including without limitation:
- Counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments;
- Modifications of work or class schedules;
- campus escort services;
- Mutual restrictions on contact between the parties;
- Changes in work or housing locations;
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus.
Right to Privacy/Request for Confidentiality
For the purposes of Clery Act reporting and disclosures, no identifying information about the victim or reporting person will be disclosed in publicly available record-keeping, such as the Daily Crime Log or the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR).
UIC will maintain as confidential any accommodations or protective measures provided to an individual, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the institution to provide the accommodations or protective measures.
If an individual requests confidentiality when reporting, UIC will take all reasonable steps to honor the request, taking into account that confidentiality may not be possible in every case given UIC’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for all members of the UIC community.
Respect for Privacy
Information regarding sexual misconduct reports and investigations, including any outcomes, will be shared with UIC employees with a legitimate educational interest or with external individuals or entities only on a need-to-know basis or as permitted under UIC policy and applicable law, and shall protect the privacy of the participating parties and witnesses. Identities of parties will not be disclosed except as necessary to resolve the complaint or to implement supportive measures.