The faculty of the Department of Communication Studies condemns the recent circulation of hateful, intolerant, and inflammatory materials on our campus. We value the free and open exchange of ideas upon which the academy rests. We do not support communications and actions that inflict harm, or encourage others to inflict harm, on any individuals or groups within the U-M community or beyond it. We support the creation and preservation of an inclusive and diverse community, in which all people feel respectfully treated and safe in their persons and liberties to be themselves. Intolerant attacks that are designed to stigmatize, demean, or intimidate members of the U-M community and those beyond it on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, and physical or psychological disability are abhorrent and unacceptable to us.

The following selected resources may be immediately useful for concerned and affected students:

Getting Help at the University 

Student Support & Critical Incidents - Contact the Dean of Students directly if you are concerned about a student or you observe a student who appears to be in distress.

The Bias Response Team is committed to providing support and a safe space for students who are targets of bias.

If you have information about possible hazing activities there are several avenues for reporting. To report a dangerous situation that is underway, call 911 for an immediate response.

See something? Say something? Report crime on campus in a timely manner.

Making Choices

Expect Respect - give it, get it

Walking alone at night & late-night transportation options

Making safe choices online