We are committed to preventing sexual and gender-based misconduct and offering support to those who have been harmed. Sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and all forms of sexual and gender-based 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.
Campus Climate Survey
Research shows that thriving campus climates contribute directly to the overall well-being and success of students, faculty, and staff. Climate surveys have long been identified as a best practice for universities that want to understand how sexual misconduct and harassment on their campuses impact climate. As such, the university maintains a regular cadence of climate surveying. The 2024 Campus Climate Survey Related to Sex and Gender assesses the prevalence of sexual harassment and misconduct along with perceptions of these issues on all of our campuses and Michigan Medicine, and awareness of campus responses and resources.
What is Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct?
Sexual and gender-based misconduct can take a variety of forms, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual or gender-based harassment, sex and/or gender-based stalking, intimate partner violence, and sex and gender-based discrimination. The Policy also prohibits retaliation and violations of supportive measures related to allegations of sexual and gender-based misconduct.
Behavior that creates a hostile environment or impacts a person’s employment, academic standing or participation in university programs could be considered sexual or gender-based 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 and gender-based misconduct is not reported or taken seriously, it cannot be effectively addressed.
Many who experience sexual or gender-based 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 and gender-based misconduct seriously and works with individuals to prevent and respond to retaliation. Individuals includes students, faculty, staff, and third parties. Those concerned about the consequences of reporting are encouraged to seek confidential assistance.