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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 SADoC 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 SADoC helps the student make informed decisions.

Role of the Sexual Assault Dean on Call (SADoC)

The SADoC is available to answer any general or personal questions related to sexual assault. The SADoC ensures the full breadth of University resources is available to assist the student through the crisis, explains procedures at the police station or the University of Chicago trauma and 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 SADoC will remain in contact with the student as long as the student wishes.

SADoCs 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 SADoC at any time by calling the UCPD Dispatch at 773.702.8181 or 123 from any campus phone. The SADoC may also be reached through a direct paging system by calling 773.834.HELP (4357). A student may contact the SADoC 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 SADoC.

For a list of the individuals currently serving in the capacity of SADoC, 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.