Dean of Students in the University: Policies & Disclosures

To: All College, Graduate and Professional Students
From: Michele Rasmussen, Dean of Students in the University
Subject: Student Information: Policies & Disclosures
Date: September 21, 2017

Dear Students,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year! As Dean of Students in the University, I am writing to let you know about important resources available to you as members of the University of Chicago community. The information contained in this message is intended to show you how to locate certain policies and information that relate directly to the student experience and to your success at UChicago.

Detailed information about the topics listed below can be found on Campus and Student Life's Student Policies & Disclosures website: http://csl.uchicago.edu/policies-disclosures. Printed copies of these materials are also available on request.

SAFETY AND EMERGENCIES

- Campus Crime Report

- Community safety website

- Fire Safety Report

- Safety Notification System

- Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Information Policy

- Violence Prevention Policy and Behavioral Intervention Team

GENDER-BASED MISCONDUCT

- Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct (which addresses sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking)

- Title IX

- Title IX Coordinator for the University & Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

- Alcohol and Other Drugs

- ChicagoCard Policy

- Disciplinary Procedures

- Eligibility and Acceptable Use Policy for information technology

- File Sharing Policy, including civil, criminal and University penalties

- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Policy

- Graduate Student Parent Policy

- Hazing Policy

- Housing & Residence Life Policies and Procedures

- Preferred Name Policy

- Privacy of student records

- Student Health Insurance Policy

- Transfer of credit policies – College

- Transfer of credit policies – Graduate and Professional Programs

- Vaccination Policy

ATTENDANCE COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

- Financial aid for study abroad programs

- Financial Aid Programs – College

- Financial Aid Programs – Graduate and Professional Programs

WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURES

- Refund Policy

- Requirements for withdrawal

- Return of financial aid – College

- Return of financial aid – Graduate Students

- Return of financial aid – Pritzker Students

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OF THE UNIVERSITY

- Annual Report

- Degree and other educational programs

- Facilities information

EQUITY IN ATHLETICS

INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

- College graduate placement information

- Completion/graduation/transfer-out rates

- Student body diversity

- Student Retention Rate

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL OR LICENSURE

VOTER REGISTRATION

This information is important for you to know and I encourage you to take a few minutes to read it.

Please remember that the staff in my office and the Dean of Students in each of your academic units are here to support you and answer any questions you may have.