We are committed to preventing sexual misconduct and offering support to those who have been harmed. Sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and all forms of sexual misconduct have no place at the University of Michigan.
It’s up to each of us to create a healthy and safe campus; to support those who come forward; and to participate in prevention programs. This website provides tools and resources that can help us ensure safe and respectful campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint and at Michigan Medicine.
What is Sexual Misconduct?
Sexual misconduct can take a variety of forms, including sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation against those who raise concerns about these forms of sexual misconduct.
Behavior that creates a hostile environment or is perceived to impact a person’s employment, academic standing or participation in university programs could be considered sexual misconduct.
Education & Training
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.
The Importance of Reporting
To create a safe campus, it is important that everyone has accurate information about confidential resources and reporting options. When sexual misconduct is not reported or taken seriously, it cannot be effectively addressed.
Many who experience sexual misconduct do not report it because they fear that nothing will happen or they will not be believed. U-M takes all reports of sexual misconduct seriously and works with complainants to prevent and respond to retaliation. Those concerned about the consequences of reporting are encouraged to seek confidential assistance.