Culture change, power structures, and reporting and accountability were the areas of focus in a panel discussion about promoting an inclusive and equitable climate through the elimination of sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan will participate in the Association of American Universities’ second national campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct later this academic year.
The University of Michigan is acting on a new set of recommendations, including the development of custom training for all faculty and staff, that focus on understanding and reducing sexual and gender-based misconduct.
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.
The University of Michigan is building off a number of existing efforts to address campus sexual assault with the launch of a new working group focused on enhancing faculty and staff education and training related to sexual misconduct policy, reporting and its impact on the community.
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.
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.