One of the resources the University makes available to students is the support and guidance of a University administrator who is on call 24/7.
This administrator is the Dean-on-Call and can be reached by calling the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) at 773.702.8181. Please be prepared to leave a 10-digit call-back number as UCPD will page the Dean-on-Call for you. If you prefer to text the Dean-on-Call directly, utilize the UChicago Safe App to do so. Once you are in the UChicago Safe App, press the UChicago HELP button.
The Dean-on-Call program is a collaborative effort between Campus and Student Life (CSL) and the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD). UCPD provides dispatch and transportation services for the Dean-on-Call program, and often accompanies the Dean-on-Call when they respond to a student in person. Students can also view the Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call page for information on the resource.
The Dean-on-Call is the University official responsible for providing referrals, information, and support to students during an emergency. The Dean-on-Call intervenes at times to de-escalate a situation between students and other members of the campus and/or community, and works with University resources and offices to coordinate the University’s response to ensure students receive due consideration and fair treatment. The Dean-on-Call will monitor an incident to make sure that adequate support continues even after the incident passes.
The UChicago Safe App is available here: