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)