Reporting to the University

U-M is committed to providing safe ways for all community members to report sexual and gender-based misconduct to the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT). ECRT staff is welcoming, sensitive and trained to respond to such concerns. Please note: ECRT is a reporting resolution resource and as such, is private but not confidential.

Ann Arbor Campus & Michigan Medicine
Title IX Coordinator: Elizabeth Seney

Dearborn Campus
Title IX Coordinator: Pamela Heatlie

Flint Campus
Title IX Coordinator: Kirstie Stroble

There is no time limit for reporting an incident. However, the university encourages reports to be made as soon as possible. The passing of time impacts report response. .When the safety or well-being of the university community is of concern, ECRT may need to investigate or otherwise address any report, regardless of when it is made.

In some cases where an initial report is made but the individual decides not to participate further, ECRT may still need to review and investigate the information provided. Additionally, some forms of sexual or gender-based misconduct, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking are prohibited by the university, and they also considered crimes which means that they need to be both reviewed by ECRT and reported to law enforcement. Even in such cases, impacted parties do not have to participate in the university process facilitated by ECRT or in an interview with law enforcement.

Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs)

University administrators, supervisors and employees in certain designated positions (including resident advisers and human resources staff) are considered Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs) and are required to share information they have received about possible sexual or gender-based misconduct with the Title IX Coordinator in the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office. When IROs share information with ECRT, the university can ensure that each person who reports sexual misconduct to an IRO gets the same information about resources and how to make a formal complaint. IROs should make their reports within 48 hours of receiving information about alleged prohibited misconduct, including the IRO’s name and contact information: Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine ECRT online reporting form, Dearborn ECRT online reporting form, or Flint ECRT online reporting form. There are additional resources for IROs on the Faculty and Staff Resources page of this site.

Anonymous Reporting

Reports can be submitted anonymously using the links and information below. It is important to know, however, that the university’s ability to investigate and respond to anonymous reports is limited.

  • Online Reporting Form – You can make a report to ECRT without disclosing your name, by using the online reporting forms listed at the top of this page for each campus and Michigan Medicine. If you wish to remain anonymous, you should use a non-university-affiliated email address that does not have your name or other identifying information in it. ECRT will still receive the form and respond to the email address provided. Please understand that with an anonymous submission, ECRT’s ability to follow up may be limited. IRO’s may not provide anonymous reports, and are required to provide their name and contact information for ECRT follow up. 
  • Compliance Hotline – You may also report sexual misconduct anonymously through U-M’s 24/7 compliance hotline at 1-866-990-0111. You can find more information about reporting a concern to the university’s compliance hotline on the Ethics, Integrity and Compliance website.

U-M Reporting Process

ECRT responds to every report that is brought to its attention. Once a report is made, ECRT will reach out to the impacted party to offer resources, support and information about possible next steps, including how to file a formal complaint.

A summary of what happens on the Ann Arbor campus is provided below. For more campus-specific information related to each campus, please visit the website for each campus:

What happens after ECRT receives a report?

  1. ECRT receives a report (through the online form, by phone, or email, etc.).
  2. An ECRT Equity Specialist reaches out to the complainant (the person who reported being harmed) to provide information about campus resources and to invite the complainant to meet.
  3. During that meeting, some basic information is received about the situation, which indicates the procedural options that are and are not available to resolve the concern reported. There are a variety of options available to resolve concerns, as well as supportive measures and other remedies that can mitigate harmful impacts. ECRT will communicate with the parties involved about these options and keep them informed as appropriate throughout any resolution process. Depending on what resolution option the complainant requests (if any), the nature of the reported misconduct, the amount of information available, and the relationship of the parties to the university, ECRT will take appropriate action to address the matter.

Reporting Procedures

When the respondent (the person who is reported to have caused harm) is a student, the process follows the Student Procedures Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint, as applicable.

Faculty & Staff
When the respondent is a faculty or staff member, the process follows the Employee Procedures.