Reporting Student Mistreatment
If you have experienced or witnessed mistreatment of any kind, or think you may have experienced it–including but not limited to abuse, sexism, sexual misconduct, racism, bias, discrimination, ableism, etc.–you are strongly encouraged to report it as soon as possible. This can accomplished using the blue button below. The report form behind the button allows for anonymous or signed reporting.
Consistent with the UI COM Positive Learning Environment Policy, reports of student mistreatment and other learning environment concerns are taken very seriously. Detailed information about the various methods for reporting, and the process that follows, is available in at this link and in these two Reporting Flowcharts (one pdf, chart on two pages).
Reports submitted through this form will be reviewed by the UI COM Senior Director of Student Learning Environment (SLE)** within 2 business days to determine next steps. Because of this reply timeline, you should not use this form to report events presenting an immediate threat to the health or safety of any person, including yourself. If there is an immediate risk to health or safety of any person, please call 911 to connect with medical support or local law enforcement.
(1) If you are unsure or hesitant about reporting, the SLE Director is available for a pre-reporting consultations by phone (312-413-9632) or email ([email protected]).
(2) If you wish to consult anonymously with the SLE Director, you can mask your identity by either (a) creating an anonymous email account with which to write, or (b) calling and stating upfront the desire to remain anonymous.
(3) You can receive follow up about anonymously submitted reports by contacting campus student leaders (esp. Learning Environment Advisory Group (LEAG) members) or select UI COM administrative staff. Please consult with your campus medical student council/government representatives (CMSC, PMSC, RMSC) for more about your LEAG reps.
Any reports of student mistreatment/learning environment concerns that include claims of sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment, assault and/or Sexual Misconduct will also be reported, by University of Illinois policy, to the UIC Title IX Coordinator.
Incidents/concerns containing claims of unlawful discrimination and/or harassment should be reported to the UIC Office for Access and Equity AND to UI COM as described herein.
If you are unsure whether or not an incident involves sexual misconduct or unlawful discrimination/harassment, please report to both the UI COM and to the appropriate office as described above.
**Though all efforts will be made to respect the privacy of any person making a report, the Director may, in limited circumstances, be required by law or policy to share the report or information from the report with others. There are, however, confidential resources available on our campuses:
- Chicago – The UIC Counseling Center & the Campus Advocacy Network
- Peoria – The Center for Wellbeing
- Rockford – Student Health & Wellness (clinical services are confidential)
If you have general questions about the reporting process or the privacy of the reports, contact the SLE Senior Director, Tim Lacy, at [email protected] or 312-413-9632 for more information.