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June 17, 2019

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February 4, 2019

U-M campuses receive nearly $150K for sexual assault prevention

Two University of Michigan campuses have again received grant funding from the state of Michigan to support programs to prevent sexual assault on campus.

The Ann Arbor campus and UM-Flint were among 25 institutions to receive part of $1 million from the Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program offered by the Michigan State Police.

October 25, 2018

Student sexual misconduct policy to include in-person hearing

The University of Michigan is revising its student sexual misconduct policy and procedures to include an in-person hearing where students involved in sexual misconduct investigations have the opportunity to ask questions of each other and witnesses.

October 22, 2018

OIE releases faculty and staff sexual misconduct report

The University of Michigan is expanding its annual reporting on campus sexual misconduct with a review that details the number of reports the university received involving faculty and staff, and how those matters were addressed.

September 5, 2018

OIE releases annual report on prohibited student conduct

Reports of prohibited student conduct at the University of Michigan increased in fiscal year 2018 following continued efforts to enhance awareness of sexual misconduct and other interpersonal violence issues, and how to report concerns on campus.

April 2, 2018

Sexual Assault Awareness Month events at U-M

During the month of April, several events are open to the university community and offer the opportunity to engage in a dialogue surrounding sexual misconduct.

February 15, 2018

U-M will review sexual misconduct policies and procedures

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.

February 1, 2018

U-M revises student sexual and gender-based misconduct policy

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.

April 26, 2017

U-M sexual assault prevention efforts highlighted in national report

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.

March 22, 2016

Changes coming to the Student Sexual Misconduct 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.

November 11, 2015

Campuses receive funding for sexual assault prevention initiatives

The University of Michigan is among 22 college and universities in the state to receive a portion of more than $500,000 in state funding to support sexual assault prevention efforts.

The Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses each received funding through the state's Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.

September 28, 2015

Sexual assault exam available at University Health Service

The University Health Service now offers a specialized exam for those seeking medical treatment following sexual assault.

Individuals who believe they have experienced sexual assault are recommended to have a sexual assault exam within five days of the incident, and the sooner the better.

September 24, 2015

ISR helps create new survey tool on sexual harassment, assault

The Institute for Social Research has partnered with SoundRocket, an Ann Arbor-based social science research firm, to provide the nation's college campuses with a scientifically designed survey on student sexual assault and harassment.

September 14, 2015

U-M presents at National Sexual Assault Conference

The university's approach to educating leaders of the athletic community and other groups regarding sexual assault prevention was highlighted as a best practice among higher education at the National Sexual Assault Conference earlier this month.

June 24, 2015

U-M releases results of campus climate survey on 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.

January 22, 2015

U-M to be part of AAU sexual assault climate survey

The University of Michigan is among more than two dozen U.S. higher education institutions that will participate in the Association of American Universities' national sexual assault climate survey this spring.

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