Philbert Misconduct Allegations

At the University of Michigan, we condemn all sexual misconduct, especially instances that occur under the purview of our public mission. This type of conduct is reprehensible – and whether it takes place now or took place in the past, it is unacceptable.

All members of our community – students, faculty and staff – deserve to feel safe and supported. We must remain vigilant in encouraging reporting, listening carefully to former patients who come forward and supporting all those who have been affected by sexual misconduct.

We have no greater responsibility than to advance the highest standards of conduct and to uphold the trust of the public and the members of our community who choose to study, work or seek care at the University of Michigan.

U-M news and statements

July 15, 2021: U-M overhauls its approach to addressing sexual misconduct

July 15, 2021: Working group to develop cultural change process, survey U-M community

July 15, 2021: Policy prohibits most supervisor-employee relationships

March 25, 2021: President outlines effort to improve campus culture

Feb. 18, 2021: Guidepost to help U-M draft values statement, update policies

Dec. 3: Status of the WilmerHale recommendations

Dec. 3: Firm to help implement sexual misconduct recommendations

Nov. 18: University reaches settlement regarding abuse by former provost

Oct. 22: U-M close to hiring consultant for sexual misconduct work

Sept. 17: University begins implementing WilmerHale recommendations

Aug. 3: Schlissel apologizes to all affected by Philbert misconduct, for U-M failings

Aug. 3: A Message from President Mark S. Schlissel on the Philbert investigation report

July 31: Record: Report details decades of sexual misconduct by Philbert

July 31: Report of Independent Investigation: Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Martin A. Philbert

July 31: Statement of the Board of Regents 

July 31: University Statement

June 17: Philbert relinquishes faculty post June 30

March 11: Philbert removed as provost; Collins to be recommended as interim

March 5: University to provide confidential counseling

Feb. 25: U-M update regarding reports of sexual misconduct

Feb. 20: Statement on Sexual Misconduct at Board of Regents Meeting

Jan. 22: Statement on sexual misconduct allegations