UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:02:53 -0500 60 UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements New Opportunity for UIC Researchers Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0220_research_mixers.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty,<br /><br />Beginning in March 2017, the Provost and VCHA are initiating a program to bring UIC faculty together around particular research topics. With the support of the UIC Innovation Center, we will hold monthly 'UIC East + West Research Mixers' at the Innovation Center. The goal is to increase communication among faculty and to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration. <br /><br />These Research Mixers will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30pm to 6:00 pm at the UIC Innovation Center, which is located at 1240 West Harrison Street. Here is the schedule and topics for the first three months:<br /><br />*March 9, 4:30 pm – Introduction to the UIC Innovation Center<br /><br />*April 13, 4:30 pm – Starting a company as a faculty member<br /><br />*May 11, 4:30 pm – Surgical robotics<br /><br /><br />Each mixer will begin with several brief talks (< 30 minutes total), with the rest of the time dedicated to networking and conversation. No preparation is necessary and faculty from all disciplines are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Your suggestions for future topics are welcome.<br /><br />We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet and network with your fellow faculty members across our university.<br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Robert Barish<br />Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:08:51 -0600 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:08:51 -0600 Student Affairs Scholarship Announcement Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0214_saff_scholarship.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />UIC Students,<br /><br />UIC Student Affairs is accepting applications for competitive scholarships open to students across all colleges and academic disciplines:<br /><br />- Supporting Excellence Endowment (S.E.E.) Scholarship<br />- Lorilyn Espique Aquino Fund<br />- Dr. Thomas Beckham Memorial Scholarship<br />- UIC Eleanor Daley Scholarship<br />- Gordon J. Flesch Memorial Scholarship<br />- Noveline Delk Kennedy Scholarship<br />- Undergraduate - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship<br />- Graduate - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship<br />- Professional - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship<br />- UIC Jim’s Original Scholarship<br />- University of Illinois Alumni Association Pier Scholar Award<br />- Rundgren Foundation Scholarship<br />- VCSA Scholarship<br /><br />The scholarships range in level awarding up to $5,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Information about each and the online application is available through UIC SnAP, the campus-wide scholarship management system. Log in at https://uic.academicworks.com and complete the general application before addressing criteria specific to each scholarship.<br /><br />The application deadline is Monday, March 27, 2017.<br /><br />If you have questions about the scholarships or the application process, contact UIC Student Affairs at (312) 996-7140 or studentaffairs@uic.edu.<br /><br />J. Rex Tolliver<br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:02:05 -0600 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:02:05 -0600 Provost's Monthly Office Hours Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0214_office_hours.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,<br /><br />Beginning this month, I will hold monthly office hours in my office, UH 2832. All faculty, student or staff members are welcome to drop in during the 90-minute time period to discuss whatever is on their mind. For this month, the office hours are on Monday, February 20th, 11:30 – 1:00. For the rest of the semester and through the summer, the schedule is as follows:<br /><br />Wednesday, March 29, 10:30-12:00<br />Thursday, April 20, 1:00-2:30<br />Monday, May 22, 11:30-1:00<br />Thursday, June 22, 2:00-3:30<br />Friday, July 21, 10:00-11:30<br />Thursday, August 24, 1:00-2:30<br /><br />The dates and times are also posted on my website, https://provost.uic.edu/provost-office-hours.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:41:06 -0600 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:41:06 -0600 Survey on the UIC Student Experience Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0213_hlc.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students:<br /><br />This is a reminder to participate in a survey to provide the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) with more information about the student experience at UIC. If you have not yet responded to the survey, you have two more days to do so. I would appreciate it if you could take five minutes to complete it. The survey will be open through February 15, 2017. While participation is voluntary and anonymous, your input would be valuable.<br /><br />Click on the following link to begin the survey:<br />https://hlcommission.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e9tVYmIO7p4anYh<br /><br />Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:45:33 -0600 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:45:33 -0600 Crime Alert On Feb. 8, UIC Police received a report that on Nov. 2, 2016, at approximately 12 p.m. a student was a victim of criminal sexual assault by an acquaintance, also a UIC student, in a university residence hall at 716 W. Rochford St.<br /> <br />The offender is described as an 18-year-old black male, 6-0 in height, thin build, with black hair and brown eyes.<br /> <br />The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /> <br />UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /> <br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/BvKJs4DuCoo<br /><br />***********<br />On Feb. 8, a Campus Security Authority received an anonymous report that on January 13 a student was a victim of criminal sexual assault by an acquaintance in a university residence hall at 700 S. Halsted St.<br /> <br />The offender is described as male, 5-7 to 5-9 in height, slightly muscular build, with large ears, short dark brown hair, a mustache and beard.<br /> <br />The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /> <br />UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /> <br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/PxT5aQexDCH2<br /> <br />***********<br /> <br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /> <br />-- Report crime promptly to police.<br />-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br />-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.<br />—For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.clery.uic.edu<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:13:20 -0600 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:13:20 -0600 UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy Resource Guide Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0208_aod.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear UIC Students and Employees:<br /><br />In accordance with federal guidelines, this announcement is provided each semester to inform new students and employees about the UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.<br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago has a long-standing commitment to the support and maintenance of a drug-free environment for its students and employees. In keeping with this history, we would like to provide you with a link to the existing UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy, which you will find below.<br /><br />The policy and resource guide was prepared in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. It describes the health risks and legal sanctions associated with alcohol and other drugs. It outlines the University's standard of conduct and disciplinary actions taken against students or employees who violate the standard. It also provides university and community resources to help with a drug or alcohol related problem.<br /><br />The AOD policy represents your University's continued commitment to creating a healthy learning and work environment. To ensure the success of this mission and to meet federal guidelines, this policy will be distributed annually to all UIC students and employees. Please familiarize yourself with the policy by clicking the link below:<br /><br />2016-2017 UIC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy [https://wellnesscenter.uic.edu/docs/AOD_2017.pdf]<br /><br />Students should contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857 with any questions. Employees should contact UIC Human Resources at (312) 996-0840.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />J. Rex Tolliver <br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs<br /><br />Michael Ginsburg<br />Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:34:43 -0600 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:34:43 -0600 Message from the Provost Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0207_campus_conversations.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />Last week’s Campus Conversation panel discussion What’s Going on and Why?: A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration & Constitutional Law is now available for viewing on the Provost's Campus Conversation website [https://provost.uic.edu/campus-conversation-series-february-2017/].<br /><br />The panel discussion is being followed tomorrow by and on the same topic, Can We Imagine a More Just Future? [https://provost.uic.edu/files/2017/01/provost-lecture-Feb.png ]that will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, Room 302. The open forum is an opportunity to exchange viewpoints that builds on the topics discussed during the panel discussion last week. The open forum is a great opportunity to talk, hear diverse points of view, and learn from one another. <br /><br />I hope you will join me on tomorrow (Feb 8th) and that you will encourage your friends, colleagues and students to attend as well.<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:39:21 -0600 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:39:21 -0600 Invitation from the Vice Chancellor for Research Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0206_ovcr_invitation.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research invites you to participate in our open membership research workshops related to the UIC “Research Strengths and Themes” [http://research.uic.edu/sites/default/files/massmail/Research_Strengths.pdf] that will help develop the areas or subareas of UIC faculty research in emerging funding opportunities. <br /><br />As you know, support for sponsored research can ebb and flow depending on factors outside of our control - a private sponsor’s financial portfolio, the State’s budget, and the directions set by Federal administrations. It is ever more critical to nurture our unique strengths and synergies so we can influence and capitalize upon opportunities that come along. The Research Advisory Council (Research Associate Deans of each College), Deans Council, Senate Research Committee and faculty colleagues participated in assessing and categorizing UIC’s research strengths in which six broad, theme based areas emerged:<br /><br />Social Justice and Community Disparities<br />Urban Infrastructure<br />Functional and Regenerative Materials<br />Brain<br />Personalized Medicine/Genomics<br />Big Data<br />Ad hoc working groups in Functional and Regenerative Materials, Big Data (specifically Data Science) and Urban Infrastructure (specifically Water) have already formed and are meeting. <br /><br />Anyone with an interest in a particular area is welcome to participate in these open membership groups which we hope will introduce colleagues from different disciplines across campus who have not worked together in the past and encourage multidisciplinary collaborations. <br /><br />If some of you would like to take a leadership role in these other groups, please email me at dutta@uic.edu. I expect initially that each group will meet monthly for approximately 60-90 minutes, with one or two 30 minute talks followed by 30 minutes of discussion as we work together to determine how to structure these groups going forward. The Office of Research Development Services will identify potential large funding opportunities that the groups may choose to pursue.<br /><br />In order to gauge interest and determine areas of expertise, we ask you to fill out this form [http://research.uic.edu/research_workshops] by February 28. Once we have a critical mass in the areas that are additional to the three mentioned above, we will convene the meetings. <br /><br />I look forward to your excellent work and ideas in helping shape the future direction of research at UIC.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mitra Dutta<br />Vice Chancellor for Research<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:56:53 -0600 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:56:53 -0600 Survey on the UIC Student Experience Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0206_hlc.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students:<br /><br />I write to request your participation in a survey to provide the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviewers with more information about the student experience at UIC. While this survey is voluntary, your comments are very important. The answers you give on this survey are anonymous. The Higher Learning Commission and UIC will not have access to any information that would identify you as an individual.<br /><br />The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is the institutional accrediting association that comprehensively evaluates our University, and information about your experience through this survey will be important during this process.<br /><br />I would appreciate it if you could take five minutes to complete this short survey. The survey will be open through February 15, 2017.<br /><br />Click on the following link to begin the survey:<br />https://hlcommission.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e9tVYmIO7p4anYh<br /><br />Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:50:47 -0600 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:50:47 -0600 Message from the Provost Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0201_campus_conversations.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />If you would like to watch today’s Campus Conversation live at noon, please use the following link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/uic-meetings-and-conferences<br /><br />Unfortunately, due to the last minute request, we will not have a sign language interpreter today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:19:17 -0600 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:19:17 -0600 Upcoming Visit by the Higher Learning Commission to UIC Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2017_0131_hlc.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,<br /><br />Every ten years the University of Illinois at Chicago is evaluated by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to ascertain that our academic programs continue to meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Education. The HLC is the accrediting body for institutions of higher education in the Midwest, and this spring UIC will reaffirm its accreditation. As part of the HLC’s comprehensive evaluation process, a team of eight peer reviewers will visit UIC on April 24-25, 2017.<br /><br />To ensure that all members of the UIC community will be able to participate in the reaffirmation process, there will be several opportunities to share comments and feedback with the reviewers:<br />Public comment. Anyone can submit a public comment about UIC online at http://hlcommission.org/comment until March 24, 2017. The peer reviewers will read all of the comments that are submitted before their visit.<br /><br />Student survey. On February 6, 2017, all UIC students will be invited to participate in a student opinion survey that will be open for 10 days. The aggregated results will provide the reviewers with more information about the student experience at UIC.<br /><br />Open forums. During the April site visit, there will be three forums that will be open to all students, faculty, and staff members. Information about these forums will be made available after the schedule for the site visit is confirmed.<br />UIC’s reaccreditation process is managed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Planning and Programs. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Saul Weiner at sweiner@uic.edu.<br /><br />I look forward to working with members of the HLC evaluation team to showcase the excellence of UIC and our mission of teaching, research, public service and health care.<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:40:02 -0600 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:40:02 -0600 Message from the Provost Read this message online [http://news.uic.edu/files/official/2017_0131_campus_conversations.html]<br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,<br /><br />This week we will continue our Campus Conversation entitled A First Look at the Trump Administration: Immigration & Constitutional Law. The first part, What’s Going On and Why? will occur tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, Illinois Rooms A & B, on the third floor.<br /><br />The panelists are faculty from Northwestern Law School and the University of Chicago Law School: Daniel Rodriguez, Erin Delaney, and Tom Ginsburg. Bios for each can found on the Provost’s website: https://provost.uic.edu/campus-conversation-series-february-2017/.<br /><br />The panel discussion will be followed by a second part open forum, Can We Imagine a More Just Future? that will take place on Wednesday, February 8, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Student Center East, Room 302. The open forum is an opportunity to exchange viewpoints that builds on the topics discussed during the panel discussion. The open forum is a great opportunity to talk, hear diverse points of view, and learn from one another. <br /><br />I hope you will join me on tomorrow and next week (Feb 8th), and that you will encourage your friends, colleagues and students to attend as well.<br /><br />Susan Poser<br />Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:13:21 -0600 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:13:21 -0600 Statement on Executive Order View online [https://illinois.edu/massmail/massmail/28019.html]<br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear students, faculty and staff,<br /><br />The University of Illinois System is a leader in teaching, discovery and outreach in our state, the nation and the world. Our doors are open and welcoming to talented individuals from around the globe and we pledge to ensure that this openness continues into the future. It is at the heart of our commitment to global access and extraordinary impact and is reflected in our Nondiscrimination Statement.<br /><br />We are greatly concerned about the negative consequences for members of our community and their families arising from President Trump’s recent Executive Order instituting changes in immigration policy.<br /><br />We want to assure you that we are monitoring events closely and we are working with other universities, national organizations, legal counsel and government officials to support and protect all of our international faculty, visiting scholars and students.<br /><br />Because of the entry restrictions cited in the new Executive Order, we strongly recommend that students and scholars who might be affected defer travel outside the U.S. until there is fuller assessment of the Executive Order and its implementation, including resolution of several newly mounted legal challenges.<br /><br />We are working with colleagues at other universities and with national higher education advocacy organizations, such as the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities, Association of American Universities and American Association of State Colleges and Universities to assess the effects of the immigration directives and to urge that the Executive Order be reconsidered as quickly as possible. We are also engaging with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to share specific concerns.<br /><br />All three of our universities are communicating with affected members of our communities and are providing information and support. For specific resources, please contact:<br /><br />University of Illinois at Chicago: Office of International Services, (312) 996-3121 (ois@uic.edu)<br />University of Illinois at Springfield: Office of International Programs, (217) 206-8318, (intprog@uic.edu)<br />University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: International Student and Scholar Services, (217) 333-1303 (isss@illinois.edu)<br />We stress that our international community is a vital part of our excellence and reflects our steadfast commitment to diversity, inclusion, global engagement and impact in today’s society. <br /><br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim Killeen<br />President<br /><br />Barbara J. Wilson <br />Executive Vice President/Vice President for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />Robert J. Jones<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br /><br />Susan J. Koch<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Springfield<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President <br /><br />sent to:<br />Everyone<br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:41:36 -0600 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:41:36 -0600 Supporting our Students REad online [https://illinois.edu/massmail/massmail/28009.html]<br /><br /> <br /> <br />Dear students, faculty and staff:<br /><br />The University of Illinois System has earned a place as a global leader in education and discovery by opening our doors wide to the most talented students – and that includes our undocumented students.<br /><br />Recent speculation that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could be eliminated only strengthens our resolve to continue in our efforts to support student welfare, success and their collective impact on the public good.<br /><br />Since 2012, DACA has supported undocumented students across the U of I System, providing a life-changing pathway to a University of Illinois degree without fear of deportation. The program also supports the best interests of our state and nation, nurturing the talents of students who are already an integral part of our universities and who wish to become leaders in the workforce and in their communities.<br /><br />The U of I System remains firmly committed to the principles of opportunity and equality, and will advocate strongly for recently introduced federal legislation known as the BRIDGE Act (Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy), a bipartisan proposal cosponsored by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin that would extend the provisions of the DACA program for three years. We also will continue to champion proposed state legislation that would give four-year public universities in Illinois the authority to provide institutional financial aid for undocumented students.<br /><br />In the meantime, the University of Illinois System and all three universities pledge to continue the following:<br />• We admit students without consideration of their immigration status.<br />• We do not inquire about or keep records of whether a student is an undocumented immigrant.<br />• We vigorously protect students’ privacy rights in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We do not disclose private information about students unless compelled by law to do so.<br />• Our campus police officers do not inquire about immigration status and do not detain or make arrests based solely on immigration status unless compelled by law to do so.<br />• Campus police will not detain an individual in response to a federal agency or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) request unless doing so is required by law or unless an individual has been charged or convicted of a felony.<br /><br />From the very beginning, the U of I System has been an institution centered squarely on students. And that means all of our students.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Tim Killeen<br />President<br /><br />Barbara J. Wilson <br />Executive Vice President/Vice President for Academic Affairs<br /><br />Michael Amiridis<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago<br /><br />Robert J. Jones<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br /><br />Susan J. Koch<br />Chancellor, University of Illinois at Springfield<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This mailing approved by:<br />Office of the President <br /><br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:44:15 -0600 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:44:15 -0600 Crime alert [corrected] [Corrects today's date]<br /><br />UIC Police received a report on Jan. 24 at 1:20 p.m. that at approximately 8:15 a.m. a male student was a victim of a criminal sexual assault by an unknown offender in a men's restroom on the 18th floor of University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St.<br /><br />The victim reported that the offender leaned over, looking at the victim's genitals, and made lewd comments. As the victim attempted to exit the restroom, the offender pushed the victim against the wall, grabbing the victim's genitals. The victim was able to push the offender away and exit the restroom. He refused medical treatment.<br /><br />The offender is described as a Hispanic male, 18 to 22 years old, 5-feet-6-inches tall, clean-shaven, with short, dark, curly hair, and wearing a black jacket and black pants.<br /><br />The university has offered resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.<br /><br />UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/fQW2STa5Nf42<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />-- Report crime promptly to police.<br />-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.<br />-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.<br />-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.<br />-- For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:12:32 -0600 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:12:32 -0600