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 act 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. The purpose of the advisory board is to provide student perspectives and input on policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to sexual misconduct on campus. The advisory board will be chaired by Renae DeSautel, Director, Response & Support Services and Robin Berman, Associate Director, Response & Support Services within UChicago CARES.

Advisory Board Charge

  • To identify and examine effective ways 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 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.

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 quarterly meetings throughout the academic year and be willing to participate in various ways between quarterly meetings.

Advisory Board Requirements

  • If selected, attend an introductory training session during early Autumn Quarter.
  • Commit to attending quarterly meetings throughout the 2024-2025 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.


Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year have closed. Please check back in Spring 2025 for information regarding applications for the 2025-2026 academic year.

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