Every University faculty, other academic appointee, postdoctoral researcher, staff, student employee, and volunteer who has a reasonable basis to believe a child known in their official capacity has been abused or neglected must immediately report to IDCFS Child Abuse Online Reporting System here (https://childabuse.illinois.gov/). If the abuse or neglect requires immediate action, you must call Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1.800.25.ABUSE (800-252-2873). This hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Prior to the call (if time permits) or thereafter, University faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, student employees, and volunteers who make such a report must promptly notify the head of their academic unit – mentor, section chief, department chair, director, dean, vice president, or provost, in the alternative, immediate supervisor or, the unit’s Human Resource Partner (HRP) or Human Resources that a report has been made, as well as the underlying circumstances that compelled the report.
The University faculty, other academic appointee, postdoctoral researcher, staff, student employee, or volunteer should also notify Risk Management of the report (email@example.com).
Resources in the event of an emergency:
University Police (safety-security.uchicago.edu)
From any campus phone: 123
From any phone: 773.702.8181
or the Chicago Policy Department: 911
If you have experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct: