The Office of the Provost’s Sexual Misconduct Advisory Board

The Office of the Provost’s Sexual Misconduct Advisory Board is a group of students that meets monthly in order to serve as a liaison between the Office of the Provost and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students regarding sexual misconduct. The purpose of the advisory board is to provide student perspectives and input on policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to sexual misconduct. The advisory board will be chaired by the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support. For more information, please contact Megan Heckel, Associate Director in the Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support, at

Advisory Board Charge

  • To identify and examine effective ways of using technology, social media, and other forms of communication to better inform and educate the University community about existing services, programs, support systems, and training.
  • To provide student feedback on existing sexual misconduct training programs and input regarding the continued development of student training programs.
  • To provide insight on student concerns and knowledge of the University’s policies, resources, and reporting options and provide recommendations regarding how to increase student knowledge of and confidence in the process.

Advisory Board Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled University of Chicago undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.
  • Must be present on or near Chicago-based campuses for the duration of the term as meetings will be held in person and on the Hyde Park campus.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University of Chicago.
  • Must complete an application and participate in an in-person interview.
  • Must be available for an interview.

Advisory Board Requirements

  • If selected, attend an introductory training session during early Autumn Quarter.
  • Commit to attending monthly meetings throughout the academic year.  
  • Commit to at least one academic year of service on the board. Two-year terms may be possible at the discretion of the chairs.
  • Approach the role with an open mind and willingness to think creatively, communicate professionally, and a commitment to constructive collaboration.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and exercise discretion when managing sensitive topics.

* (Note estimated time commitment for board membership is 6-9 hours/quarter).


Please check back Spring 2020 for the 2020-21 application.