Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Updated April 2021

The University of Michigan’s current work to address sexual misconduct on the Ann Arbor campus builds on more than 30 years of providing support and resources for those in the university community impacted by sexual harassment and sexual assault through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center.

U-M provides sexual assault awareness and prevention education as well as bystander training to all ​incoming students, and offers employees education and training to foster and maintain a welcoming, supportive, inclusive and diverse working and learning environment.

Matters involving student-to-student conduct are addressed under the University of Michigan Policy and Procedures on Student Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence.

Matters involving U-M employees are addressed under the U-M Standard Practice Guide 201.89 Sexual Harassment. There’s also a employee policy that prohibits sexual, romantic, amorous and/or dating relationships between teachers and learners under SPG 601.22.

U-M released a draft umbrella policy for addressing sexual and gender-based misconduct that would apply to students, faculty, staff and third parties on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. That policy remains under review by the university community.

The Office for Institutional Equity conducts investigations into all reported allegations of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual and gender-based harassment and stalking, and identifies resources and support for all parties involved in the investigation process.

The university continues to research the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus to ensure it has the most effective policies and procedures in place for addressing matters impacting the U-M community. Learn more about U-M’s Campus Climate surveys and view results here.

News & Announcements

SAPAC, CAPS form care team for student sexual misconduct survivors (4-15-21)

President outlines effort to improve campus culture (3-25-21)

New panel of faculty, staff, students will advise Title IX coordinator (3-23-21)

Guidepost to help U-M draft values statement, update policies (2-18-21)

OIE report shows increase in reports of student misconduct (1-29-21)

U-M releases annual report on employee sexual misconduct (1-29-21)

Feedback continuing on interim sexual misconduct policy (1-15-21)

Firm to help U-M implement recommendations on sexual misconduct (12-2-20)

University begins implementing WilmerHale recommendations (9-17-20)

Interim sexual misconduct umbrella policy takes effect Aug. 14 (8-10-20)

OIE releases annual report on prohibited student conduct (11-11-19)

OIE releases faculty and staff sexual misconduct report (11-11-19)

U-M drafts umbrella sexual, gender-based misconduct policy for all campuses (10-15-2019)

Student survey on sexual misconduct provides new knowledge, shows changes from 2015 (10-15-2019)

Nearly half of employees have completed sexual, gender misconduct training (9-19-2019)

OIE undergoes operational changes, launches leadership search (8-28-2019)

Mandatory sexual, gender-based training now available (5-20-2019)

President updates U-M community on sexual misconduct prevention efforts (4-28-2019)

U-M joins National Academies in collaborative on sexual harassment (4-10-2019)

Policy prohibits faculty, others teachers, from romantic relationships with learners (2-18-19)

U-M campuses receive nearly $150K for sexual assault prevention (2-4-19)

U-M participating in second AAU survey on sexual misconduct (1-28-2019)

Student sexual misconduct policy has new resources, in-person hearing (12-10-18)

New policy to ban faculty form romantic relationships with undergraduates (12-10-18)

Student sexual misconduct policy to include in-person hearing (10-25-18)

OIE releases faculty and staff sexual misconduct report (10-22-18)

U-M to repeat AAU sexual misconduct climate survey (10-4-18)

U-M strengthens efforts to address sexual misconduct; announces mandatory training for faculty and staff (9-20-18)

Sexual Misconduct Working Group Recommendations (9-20-18)

OIE releases annual report on prohibited student conduct (9-5-18)

U-M wins national awards for sexual assault prevention (6-8-18)

New working group to look at sexual misconduct prevention, response training (4-2-18)

U-M revises student sexual and gender-based misconduct policy (2-1-18)

OIE releases annual report on prohibited student conduct (1-24-18)

Kaaren M. Williamsen selected to serve as SAPAC director (9-12-17)

U-M sexual assault prevention efforts highlighted in national report (4-26-17)

Additional sexual assault resources, reporting options available (4-26-17)

U-M campuses receive nearly $100K for sexual assault prevention (12-16-16)

Student sexual misconduct reports decrease in FY ’16 (10-25-16)

New tool for employees on reporting sexual and gender-based misconduct (9-12-16)

University Record: Changes coming to the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy (3-22-16)

University report on student sexual misconduct shows reports increase (1-26-16)

AAU survey results echo earlier U-M study on sexual misconduct (9-21-15)

Schlissel updates U-M community on sexual misconduct efforts (11-5-15)

Sexual assault exam available at University Health Service (9-28-15)

UMich releases results of campus climate survey regarding sexual misconduct (6-24-15)

UMPD launches Special Victims Unit to target interpersonal violence (4-6-15)

U-M promotes resources during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (3-30-15)

University to survey campus climate regarding sexual misconduct (1-12-15)

University issues new, detailed report on sexual misconduct (11-25-14)

SAPAC director says U-M has right sexual misconduct policies (2-20-14)

University implements new policy regarding student sexual misconduct (9-3-13)

OSCR report offers insight into impact of changed process (2-26-13)

Forums to gather community input on draft student sexual misconduct policy (10-15-12)

Effort seeks to craft new process for handling student sexual misconduct allegations (3-12-12)