President Mark Schlissel said Thursday the University of Michigan would engage an outside expert to review its policies and practices to be sure U-M is doing all it can to prevent and respond to reports of sexual misconduct in all aspects of the university community.
After completing a regular policy review last fall, the University of Michigan will make a handful of updates to its policy and procedures regarding student sexual and gender-based misconduct.
The revisions include numerous edits to make the policy easier to read and understand.
Reports and investigations of prohibited student conduct at the University of Michigan increased in fiscal year 2017, following the addition of new types of allegations covered under the university's policy, and increased efforts to enhance awareness of these issues and how to report concerns.
The Association of American Universities, a group of 62 leading research universities including the University of Michigan, Wednesday released a data-rich report on the actions its members are taking to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual misconduct on their campuses.
In recognition of April as national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, there are a number of support resources and reporting options available to the U-M community.
For the second consecutive year, all three University of Michigan campuses will share nearly $100,000 in state grant funding to bolster efforts to combat sexual assault.
Reports and investigations of student sexual misconduct decreased in fiscal year 2016, according to the University of Michigan's Student Sexual Misconduct Annual Report.
University of Michigan employees have a new online tool to learn whether they are required to report information to the university about possible student sexual and gender-based misconduct under U-M's new student policy.
Several changes to the University of Michigan's Student Sexual Misconduct Policy are designed to make the policy more clear and efficient while continuing to ensure that all students are treated fairly throughout the process.
Reports of sexual misconduct increased in fiscal year 2015 while the number of investigations remained the same, according to the University of Michigan's Student Sexual Misconduct annual report.
Reducing sexual misconduct and creating a climate where survivors are confident the university supports them are keys to U-M's work to improve campus health and safety, President Mark Schlissel said Wednesday.
The University of Michigan is seeking feedback from the campus community at several forums this month regarding proposed revisions to the student sexual misconduct policy.
Proposed changes to the policy include more clarity surrounding definitions, including consent and incapacitation, and changes to the investigation process.
The University of Michigan on Monday released the findings of a second campus climate survey of students on the Ann Arbor campus regarding sexual misconduct.
University of Michigan students overwhelmingly say they feel safe from sexual misconduct on the Ann Arbor campus, yet about 11 percent of all students — male, female, undergraduates and graduate students — report some form of nonconsensual sexual behavior during the past year.
The university is releasing a new video this week to further promote resources for individuals impacted by sexual misconduct and broadly share institutional reporting practices in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
This week the university will launch a survey of students on the Ann Arbor campus to gauge the campus climate regarding sexual misconduct among students.
The initial annual report issued under the university's Policy on Sexual Misconduct by Students provides a detailed picture of sexual misconduct allegations, investigations and sanctions at U-M during the 2014 fiscal year.
The University of Michigan has launched a major sexual assault prevention campaign in conjunction with the premiere of a play that marks the first commissioned work for the Big Ten Theatre Consortium's New Play Initiative.
Representatives from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education will be on the Ann Arbor campus the week of April 14 as part of a review of the university's sexual misconduct policies and programs under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Colleges and universities across the nation would welcome additional support and assistance in creating appropriate sanctions or interventions with students who are found responsible for sexual misconduct.