Confidentiality vs. Privacy

Most SAIC employees, including faculty members, cannot maintain confidentiality because of legally-imposed reporting obligations. In these circumstances, SAIC is committed to maintain the privacy of the information shared. Confidentiality refers to a legal obligation not to disclose information without the express written permission of the individual who provided the information, with certain exceptions. See a full definition of confidentiality in the Policy. Privacy generally means that information related to a report will be shared with those SAIC employees who "need to know" in order to assist in the review, investigation, or resolution of the report. See a full definition of privacy in the Policy.

On-Campus Confidential Resources

Information shared with Confidential Resources will not be disclosed to anyone, including SAIC, except under very limited circumstances. Any individual may choose to seek support from confidential professionals on or off campus.

Confidential Advisor (Students)
April Knighton
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312.499.4283 (Contact Counseling Services at 312.499.4271 if April is unavailable)
aknighton@saic.edu

Counseling Services (Students)
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312.499.4271
counselingservices@saic.edu
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Health Services (Students)
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312.499.4288
healthservices@saic.edu
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Employee Assistance Program (Faculty/Staff)
800.311.4327

Off-Campus Confidential Resources

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department
250 E. Erie St.
312.926.5188

Center on Halsted
773.472.6469
LGBTQ Violence Resource Line
773.871.2273

City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline
877.863.6338

Porchlight Counseling Services
Evanston, IL
773.750.7077

KAN-WIN (multilingual advocacy)
773.583.1392
kanwin.org

Rape Victim Advocates
180 N. Michigan Ave., suite 600
312.443.9603

YWCA Metropolitan
Chicago 1 N. LaSalle St., suite 1150
312.372.6600

Reporting Obligations

All SAIC faculty, student Teaching Assistants and Resident Advisors, campus security staff, and other SAIC staff (except for the Confidential Resources, food services workers, housekeeping staff, and maintenance workers) are required to report incidents of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and/or Stalking to SAIC's Title IX Coordinator. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff members and is not limited to those in management positions. This allows SAIC to provide resources and support to those who have experienced Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and/or Stalking and to take consistent action to respond to reports of such conduct. In these circumstances, SAIC is committed to maintain privacy. SAIC does not publicize the name of crime victims nor does it include identifiable information in Campus Security's Daily Crime Log. (Please see Annual Security Report at saic.edu/lifeatsaic/campussecurity).