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Sexual Assault Dean on Call

The Sexual Assault Dean on Call (SADoC) is a University employee specifically trained as a Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate through the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Sexual Assault Dean on Call will provide emotional support to students who are victims of sexual violence. By providing basic legal and medical information, and referrals to other resources on campus and local community service organizations, the Sexual Assault Dean on Call helps the student make informed decisions.

Role of the Sexual Assault Dean on Call (SADoC)

The Sexual Assault Dean on Call is available to answer any general or personal questions related to sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Dean on Call ensures the full breadth of University resources is available to assist the student through the crisis, explains procedures at the police station or the emergency room, gives general information about the criminal justice system and University disciplinary procedures, and provides referrals for counseling and other services, such as legal advocacy. The Sexual Assault Dean on Call will remain in contact with the student as long as the student wishes.

Sexual Assault Deans on Call may speak with a student in confidence, and report only to the University that an incident occurred without revealing any personally identifying information. Personally identifying information will only be shared after obtaining the reporting student’s consent.

Engaging the Sexual Assault Dean on Call

A student may contact the Sexual Assault Dean on Call at any time by calling the UCPD Dispatch at 773.702.8181 or 123 from any campus phone. The Sexual Assault Dean on Call may also be reached through a direct paging system by calling 773.834.HELP (4357). A student may contact the Sexual Assault Dean on Call even if he or she has not yet decided whether to report the sexual assault to the police or to receive guidance and support in helping a student friend who may have been the victim of sexual assault.

In cases in which a student makes a report to UCPD, UCPD will notify the Sexual Assault Dean on Call.

For a list of the individuals currently serving in the capacity of Sexual Assault Dean on Call, please review this chart of University resources and the levels of confidentiality they offer.

The University’s policy on Harassment, Discimination, and Sexual Misconduct can be viewed here.

The Sexual Assault Dean on Call will be contacted by the UCPD when:

  • A student arrives to the ER and asks for the Sexual Assault Dean on Call
  • A student reports a sexual assault to the UCPD
  • An area Dean of Students or another University official requests to speak with the Sexual Assault Dean on Call
  • A student victim requests to speak with the Sexual Assault Dean on Call
  • A caller requests to speak with the Sexual Assault Dean on Call