About Dean Of Students

U & I Care

The U and I Care program is an initiative by the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) to strengthen the University of Illinois at Chicago's network of care for students. The purpose of the program is to provide options and resources for students facing personal difficulties and to empower other students and university personnel to take action when such concerns arise.

If you or the student you are assisting has an emergency, please call UIC Police at (312) 555-5555 or Chicago Police at 911. You can also contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857 for all other matters requiring immediate attention. U and I Care partners are also available throughout campus. U and I Care partners are faculty, staff and students who have made a special commitment to not only assisting students but to do so by providing a safe and supportive environment where you can feel free to share anything and not feel that you will be judged in any way. We will provide you with options for reporting and addressing any concerns U and I Care partners may be contacted by students who are concerned for themselves or by any individual concerned for a student. For a listing of U and I Care partners and their contact information, click here.

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Students who need assistance with matters that do not require immediate attention or to report a student of concern to the Office of the Dean of Students, click on the button below:


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Most Recent DACA Developments

On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked the current White House administration’s decision last September to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was started by the Obama administration in 2012 to give young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S. This most recent order by the Ninth Circuit judge states that the administration must resume accepting DACA renewal applications, although it does not need to accept new ones from first-time applicants. The latest ruling gives DACA recipients a new window, albeit a temporary one, to renew their status.

UIC Student Legal Services (SLS) is committed to helping ALL current UIC students with legal issues, including those who are personally affected by the ongoing DACA developments. Since last November, SLS has hired two immigration attorneys to help students with such matters. Any current student who wants to discuss the ramifications of this latest development should contact SLS to schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment with a SLS attorney, please call 312-996-9214 or email akowal@uic.edu. For more information on SLS, visit https://dos.uic.edu/studentlegalservices.shtml

U & I Care Responds to Title IX Changes


The Department of Education recently withdrew the previous administrations 2011 and 2014 guidance on responding to sexual misconduct reports. It is important to note that these changes do not affect Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), or the Illinois Preventing Sexual Assault in Higher Education Act. These laws remain in place and they continue to protect students against gender-based misconduct. For more information, visit the Illinois States Attorney’s Office website at: http://www.ag.state.il.us/about/index.html.

UIC’s current policies and procedures related to sexual or gender-based misconduct are not impacted by the Department of Education’s recent changes. Our U&ICare partners remain committed to promoting a safe and inclusive campus environment that is free of all forms of sex discrimination, sexual violence, and sexual and gender-based harassment (collectively referred to as “sexual misconduct”). Reports of sexual misconduct will continue to be investigated and completed in a timely manner. We will remain dedicated to the care and well-being of all students.

As a reminder, the UIC Sexual Misconduct website provides options for reporting, on and off campus resources and other helpful information. If you prefer to speak to a person, the following are some of our U&ICare partners available to meet or speak with you on the phone:

Office for Access and Equity

809 S Marshfield Ave, M/C 602
(312) 996-8670, TitleIX@uic.edu
http://oae.uic.edu/sexual-misconduct/report-an-incident/

Campus Advocacy Network

(312) 413-8206
1101 W. Taylor Street
Suite 310 (above Chicago Public Library)

UIC Police

Emergency: (312) 355-5555
Non-Emergency: (312) 996-2830

Counseling Center

(312) 996-3490
1200 W. Harrison
Student Services Building - Room 2010

The Office of the Dean of Students

(312) 996-4857
1200 W. Harrison
Student Services Building - Room 3030

Welcome

The UandICare program is happy to introduce a new video entitled, “You are Welcome Here.” UIC is proud to join a national campaign that aims to create more welcoming campus environments for diverse populations.

The following video is a collaborative, campus initiative designed to welcome all students to our campus. A small gesture, even just saying, ‘you are welcome here’ can make a big difference.