Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct violates the law and the standards of our community, is unacceptable at the University of Chicago, and may constitute a form of discrimination. Experiencing sexual misconduct can be devastating to the person who experiences it directly and can adversely impact family, friends, and the larger community. Regardless of the definitions covered in the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, people who believe they have experienced any form of sexual misconduct are encouraged to report the incident, receive support/resources, and to seek medical care and support as soon as possible. The University is committed to providing a prompt and thorough investigation of all complaints of sexual misconduct notwithstanding any external investigative and legal processes. The University's investigation thus may occur alongside, rather than in lieu of, an independent law enforcement investigation or civil action.

Students who have reported sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking (referred to here as “sexual misconduct”) have the right to request interim protective measures and/or reasonable accommodations from Shea Wolfe, Deputy Title IX Coordinator of Students/Director, Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support, at swolfe1@uchicago.edu or 773.702.0438.

In all instances, the Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide guidance and support in a confidential manner. The Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call will not release any identifying information to anyone else without the student’s consent.

File a Complaint against a University Affiliate

The University has disciplinary processes in place to investigate and, when warranted, adjudicate sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking (referred to here as “sexual misconduct”). Jeremy Inabinet, Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs, or his designee, can discuss the processes with any person who wishes to make a complaint or is considering making a complaint about a student. He can be reached at inabinet@uchicago.edu or 773.702.5243. Bridget Collier, Associate Provost and Title IX Coordinator for the University, or her designee, can discuss the processes with any person who wishes to make a complaint or is considering making a complaint about faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff members, or others. She can be reached at bcollier@uchicago.edu or 773.834.6367.

File a Report with Law Enforcement

Learn more about filing a report with law enforcement at umatter.uchicago.edu.

University Resources

  • UMatter is a site providing individuals with information and resources about gender-based misconduct, and the University of Chicago resolution process.
  • Equal Opportunity Programs is a University office that addresses sexual misconduct and discriminatory harassment, prevention initiatives and programs, ensures accessibility, and coordinates efforts to provide equal employment to all employees, applicants, and job seekers.
  • The Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call can be reached 24/7 and provides students with access to a University official specifically trained as a Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate.
  • Student Health and Counseling Services provides medical, mental health, and wellness support that is tailored to students’ needs.

Confidentiality Note

All University personnel are “mandated reporters” who are required by law to report child abuse and neglect to the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. For this reason, confidential resources (Sexual Assault Deans-on-Call, Student Counseling Service, Student Health Service, ordained religious advisors) cannot maintain complete confidentiality when they learn of the possible abuse and/or neglect of a person under the age of 18. For more information, see the University’s Policy on the Safety of Children. In addition, regardless of the ages of individuals involved, these confidential resources must notify the University officials specified in the aforementioned policy of threats to the physical safety of any person.