Ensuring Equal Opportunities for All
- To report sexual harassment or sexual misconduct to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, you can report online or contact Betsy Noel, Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
- To report a bias incident, you can report online, or contact the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Nicole Williams, or the Coordinator for Wellness and Equal Opportunity Programs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Betsy Noel.
- To request support at school related to your gender identity, contact Equal Opportunity Programs.
- Get support from one of the Support Resources you can find here (if viewing on a desktop browser, resources are on the right side of this page).
- 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.
Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying, Hazing, and Retaliation
Behaviors that constitute harassment, discrimination, bullying, hazing, or retaliation are fundamentally disrespectful, can be disruptive to the learning environment, and can have the purpose or effect of interfering with others’ equal access to a Laboratory Schools education. Regardless of the definitions provided below, people 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.
Sexual Misconduct and Title IX
Sexual misconduct may violate the law, does violate the standards of our community, and is unacceptable at Lab and the University of Chicago. Sexual misconduct can be devastating to the person who experiences it directly and can adversely impact family, friends, and the larger community. Regardless of the definitions provided below, people who believe they have experienced any sexual misconduct are encouraged to report the incident and to seek medical care and support as soon as possible. To report a behavior or to file a complaint under our policy on discrimination and sexual misconduct or Title IX, please contact Betsy Noel, Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Policies for student behavior
- The Laboratory Schools’ Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, Bullying, Hazing, and Retaliation and Procedures for Students
- The Laboratory Schools’ Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment and Procedures for Students
Policies for employee behavior
- The University of Chicago Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct (applies to Lab employees’ conduct)
- The University of Chicago Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment (applies to Lab employees’ conduct)
- Sexual Harassment Information for Employees
People 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.
Individuals who report will be advised of the support available to them, their rights, and about resolution options, which include filing a formal complaint or requesting an alternative resolution process. Learn more about what happens when Lab reviews a report here.
- Report Possible Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Betsy Noel
- Report a Bias Incident to Nicole Williams, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Betsy Noel, Coordinator for Wellness and Equal Opportunity Programs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
- To report sexual harassment or sexual misconduct to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, you can report online or contact Betsy Noel, Deputy Title IX Coordinator..
- Sexual Harassment Information For Students
The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs 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 Programs 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.
- What happens when Lab receives a report of Title IX sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking?
- Who is Lab’s Title IX Coordinator?
- What process does Lab follow for reports about students’ behavior?
- What process does Lab follow for reports about employees’ behavior?
- What are the reporting obligations of Laboratory Schools’ faculty, staff, and administrators?