Equal Opportunity Services

Every member of the Laboratory Schools community deserves to be accepted and treated as an autonomous individual, without regard to characteristics irrelevant to participation in the life of Lab. Freedom of expression is vital to our shared goal of the pursuit of knowledge and should not be restricted by a multitude of rules. At the same time, unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, bullying, hazing, and retaliation compromise the integrity of Lab. Lab is committed to taking necessary action to prevent, correct, and, where indicated, discipline these behaviors.
 
Please get help! Lab community members who believe they have experienced conduct prohibited under Lab’s policies are encouraged to report the behavior and to seek support as soon as possible. We are here for you!
 

Policies and Procedures

Get Help

Lab offers numerous support services and referrals to anyone who has experienced unwelcome conduct under any of the above listed policies. This list includes emergency resources, confidential resources, and additional resources available to members of the Lab community. Resources designated “confidential” are available to provide support, resources, and information. Confidential resources do not share identifying information about people or incidents without the reporting person’s consent.

If this is an EMERGENCY: Call 9-1-1 for medical assistance or call 773-702-8181 to reach the University of Chicago Police Department.


Report an Incident or Concern

For EMERGENCIES: Call 9-1-1 for medical assistance or call 773-702-8181 to reach the University of Chicago Police Department

Betsy Noel serves as the Director of Equal Opportunity Services and Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is the primary point of contact for Lab matters regarding sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. You may contact Ms. Noel at 773-834-4366, enoel@ucls.uchicago.edu, or in person at 1362 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637 in Judd C106A. Contact information for the deans of students and principals in each division can be found on Lab’s website at https://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/school-leadership. 


Educational Materials and Programs

The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity Services at Lab is to promote healthy relationships through dialogue and education, and to work towards the elimination of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in our community. The scope of issues these prevention initiatives and programming address is quite broad, ranging from healthy relationships (including communication and sexual decision-making), bystander intervention, and the prevention and awareness of sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. The Office of Equal Opportunity Services coordinates programs and outreach for students at every grade level and for faculty and staff. Some of the education materials used in those programs and outreach can be found below. Resources for growth and reproduction and sexual health education can be found on Lab’s Student Wellness webpage.


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