Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Training Update

To: University of Chicago Students
From: Michele Rasmussen, Dean of Students in the University and Bridget Collier, Associate Provost & Title IX Coordinator for the University 
Subject: Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Training Update
Date: September 18, 2017

As Provost Diermeier mentioned in his September 15, 2017 message, annual sexual misconduct awareness and prevention training is mandatory for all students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, and postdoctoral researchers.  All graduate students, professional students, and second through fourth year students in the College are required to complete an online training program.  First year students in the College receive a combination of online training and in-person training during O-Week.

On or around September 25, 2017, all students that are required to complete the online course will receive an email from the online training provider, Campus Clarity, that contains detailed instructions, the deadline for completion, and a link to the course.  The program allows you to save your progress and return at a later time, but the full course must be completed in its entirety by the deadline contained in the email. Students who do not complete the training by the deadline will not be permitted to register for the winter quarter.

As the Provost mentioned in his email, Shea Wolfe serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students & Associate Dean of Students in the University.  Shea’s office is located at 5501 S. Ellis Avenue, and she can be reached at 773.702.0438 or swolfe1@uchicago.edu.  We encourage you to reach out to Shea to ask her any questions about the University’s policies, procedures, and resources pertaining to sexual misconduct, or to schedule an appointment to meet with her.  Shea will be holding open office hours every Tuesday from 11 am – 2 pm.  You are welcome to stop by at any time during these office hours.

We encourage you to review the University’s one-page resource guide for students and visit the UMatter website or the Provost’s website for additional information regarding the University’s response to sexual misconduct and resources (including confidential resources) available to our community.

We look forward to receiving your feedback on the course and to continuing to work with our students to enhance, develop, and implement training programs pertaining to sexual misconduct prevention.