Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct

The University of Chicago is a community of scholars dedicated to research, academic excellence, and the pursuit and cultivation of learning. Members of the University community cannot thrive unless each is accepted as an autonomous individual and is treated without regard to characteristics irrelevant to participation in the life of the University.

As set forth in the University’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). The University is committed to taking necessary action to prevent, correct, and, where indicated, discipline instances of unlawful discrimination.

Sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking may violate the law, do violate the standards of our community, and are unacceptable at the University of Chicago. Sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking can be devastating to the person who experiences it directly and can adversely impact family, friends, and the larger community. Individuals who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking are encouraged to report the incident and to seek medical care and support as soon as possible.

Please click here for additional information regarding the University’s Title IX processes and resources and here for additional student-specific information regarding harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.