Safety Issues and Legal Affairs
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- Emergency Information: There are a variety of ways to get help and get information on emergencies. The link above provides important information on a number of emergency topics including the annual safety and security report, extreme weather policies, and emergency response. UIC provides immediate updates to all employees via their Emergency Information website, via URGENT all-campus email, through SMS alerts, and by phone on the UIC Information Line (312) 413-9696. Emergency information and specific instructions on evacuation or sheltering-in-place are available for a number of situations. Visit the Office of Preparedness and Response for further information.
- UIC Police: Under the provisions of chapter 110, section 305/7, Illinois Compiled Statutes 1992, members of the Police Department are designated peace officers. University police have all the powers possessed by police in cities and by sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view and on warrants of violations of state statutes and city or county ordinances. The mission of the UIC Police Department is to promote and maintain public security and order in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the state of Illinois and to promote a sense of safety and well-being in the campus community. The UIC Police can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dialing 355-5555, or by dialing “0” for operator assistance. For non-emergencies, dial 996-2830.
- Campus Safety and Security Policies: It is important that in conjunction with the protection received from the UIC Police, employees must take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others by taking advantage of security awareness programs. Further, employees must assist the UIC Police by promptly and accurately reporting any and all criminal acts, dangerous situations, or suspicious behavior. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990 mandates that colleges and universities report certain criminal incidents, identified in eight major categories, to the U.S. Department of Education each calendar year. UIC compliance with the Clery Act is coordinated by the Office of Preparedness nd Response.
- Campus Advocacy Network (CAN): The CAN is a campus service center that provides a team approach to advocacy in order to assist UIC students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, and hate crimes. CAN believes that all people deserve safety from harm, but believes that this safety may be achieved in multiple ways. Gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, religious beliefs, and ability can be factors that shape experience with violence.