The Office of the Provost’s Sexual Misconduct 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 UChicago CARES (The Center for Awareness, Resolution, Education, and Support) in The Office of the Provost and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students regarding sexual misconduct. Note the Advisory Board will always meet monthly – virtually or in person. The purpose of the advisory board is to provide student perspectives and input on policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to sexual misconduct, and to increase awareness of these on campus. The advisory board will be chaired by Renae DeSautel, Director in the Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support and Robin Berman, Associate Director in the Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support. 

Advisory Board Charge

  • To provide student feedback on existing sexual misconduct programs, documents, and communications, and input regarding the continued development of these resources. 
  • To provide insight and feedback on the University’s policies, resources, and reporting options and provide recommendations on increasing student awareness, confidence, and empowerment. 
  • To create educational and awareness programming for the University community that reflects the Board’s charge and expertise.
  • To identify and examine effective ways of using technology and other forms of communication to better inform and educate the University community about existing services, programs, support systems, and training. 

Advisory Board Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled University of Chicago undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.
  • Must be present at all meetings – virtual or in person.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University of Chicago. 
  • Must complete an application and participate in a Zoom interview. 
  • Must commit to attending monthly meetings on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. throughout the academic year when class is in session. All meetings are mandatory to attend. 
  • Must be available for interviews - dates to be announced when application opens in Spring 2023.

Advisory Board Requirements

  • If selected, attend an introductory training session during early Autumn Quarter.
  • Commit to attending monthly meetings throughout the 2023-2024 academic year.  Estimated time commitment for board membership is 6-9 hours/quarter.
  • 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, willingness to think creatively, and a commitment to constructive collaboration.
  • Ability to navigate sensitive topics with care and discretion.


The application period for the 2023-24 academic year will open in Spring Quarter 2023.