Information for Support Persons
Whether you're supporting a student, colleague, or friend, the information below can get you started.
The information below pertains to alleged incidents of discrimination, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. For other concerns, please visit the Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy (for student matters) or Human Resources (for employee matters).
If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, contact Campus Safety at 773-508-SAFE (7233).
Someone disclosed their experience to me. What are my reporting obligations at Loyola?
With very limited exceptions, all Loyola faculty and staff employees must report any known, disclosed, alleged, or otherwise reported (formally or informally) incidents of sexual misconduct that satisfy any of the following criteria:
- Sexual misconduct against any individual who is currently a minor by any individual
- Sexual misconduct against any individual who is or was a student at the time of the incident
- Sexual misconduct by any individual who is or was a student or employee (faculty or staff) at the time of the incident
Faculty and staff employees and others with such a duty are referred to as “responsible campus partners,” and are to report such incidents within 24 hours of becoming aware of the incident. Students (including student workers and graduate assistants) are excluded from the responsible campus partner reporting obligation at all times and regardless of whether the student is acting in an employment or student capacity.
In order not to betray the trust of any student or other affected party, responsible campus partners should be forthright and transparent about this obligation at all times.
Loyola faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to learn more about the reporting obligations for responsible campus partners at Loyola.
I want to submit a report on someone else's behalf
Anyone can submit a report online or by contacting any OEC staff member at 773.508.7766 or email@example.com. Student matters may also be reported to the Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy. When reporting on another's behalf, it is a good general practice to let them know you are doing so, when feasible, so they are empowered and prepared to receive outreach from the University.
Who can I contact to get more information?
Any staff member in the Office for Equity & Compliance can address your questions or direct you to appropriate University personnel.