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 the Office of the Provost and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students regarding sexual misconduct. 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. 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 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 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 PM throughout the academic year when class is in session. All meetings are mandatory to attend.
  • 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 2021-22 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 and willingness to think creatively, communicate professionally, and a commitment to constructive collaboration.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and exercise discretion when managing sensitive topics.


The application deadline for 2021-22 has passed.