Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Annual Reports
This report is prepared in compliance with the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act (110 ILCS 205/9.21 (b)). Under this law, the University of Chicago must meet several requirements, including: developing a comprehensive policy, including a procedure to resolve complaints; providing students with a confidential advisor; participating in a task force; offering annual training to students and campus employees; and reporting information and data annually to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
- The numbers provided within this report were reviewed using the following parameters included in the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act (110 ILCS 205/9.21(b)) and Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Reporting Requirements document issued by the Illinois Attorney General on June 1, 2017:
- For requirements that took effect on August 1, 2016, the school may report data from August 1, 2016 – December 31 2016; and
- Reported incidents should only pertain to “sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking;” and
- Data should be reported “whether filed against another student, an HEI employee, or someone unaffiliated with the HEI” and that data regarding disciplinary processes should be “related to complaints made by students against students subject to discipline under the HEI’s complaint resolution procedure;” and
- “Schools should only report data related to complaints of incidents that occurred within the geographic areas defined by the Clery Act…if a report does not include a location of the incident alleged in the complaint, schools should include that report or disclosure in its data and may annotate.”
This law and these reporting requirements may differ from other reporting guidelines, requests for information, and published documents, including, but not limited to, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
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