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Additional Resources

Confidential Resources

The following offices can provide advice and support to individuals who believe they are experiencing discrimination or harassment. All information shared with these offices will remain confidential to the extent permitted by law and University policy. For example, confidentiality is at risk if the individual is posing a threat to him/herself or others, or if the situation involves child or adult abuse or neglect. Each of the offices listed below has a confidentiality statement that explains the policy specific to that office. Discussions with representatives of these offices will not be considered a report to the University regarding the problematic behavior and will not, without additional action by the Complainant, result in intervention or corrective action.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP; for faculty and staff): (734) 936-8660

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS; for students): (734) 764-8312

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC; for faculty, staff, and students): (734) 764-7771 or 24/7 Crisis Line at (734) 936-3333

The Ombuds offices of the University also provide a degree of confidentiality, although it does not rise to the level of client/counselor confidentiality or privilege that the above offices offer. Ombuds of the University are not considered to hold "agency status" within the University, and are therefore not compelled to hold affirmative responsibility to take action if confronted with a situation of harassment or discrimination. However, if an Ombuds were subpoenaed, the University would not have a strong defense for protecting what was shared with the Ombuds. For this reason, Ombuds take few notes and typically destroy them.

Office of the Ombuds (for students): (734) 763-3545

Central Faculty Ombuds (for faculty): (734) 764-0303

A Note on Agency Status

It is important to recognize that individuals within the University who hold "agency status," are compelled by their position to hold an affirmative responsibility for taking action when the University knows or should have known that a situation exists. Agency status belongs to those individuals in a management role in the University, such as Deans, Associate Deans, Directors, Chairs, and staff with supervisory roles.

Once a complaint is brought forward to an agent of the University, an investigation into the complaint will proceed, regardless of the desires of the individual lodging the complaint.

Investigations into complaints of harassment and discrimination are carried out by the Office of Institutional Equity.

Resources for Discrimination and Harassment Concerns

Office of Institutional Equity serves as a resource to the University community on issues of diversity, respect, and inclusiveness; provides training on these issues as well as discrimination and harassment; investigates or provides assistance with discrimination and harassment complaints; and assists with reasonable accommodations for employees and general accessibility issues. Voice: (734) 763-0235.  TTY: (734) 647-1388.

Office of Dean of Students works to promote individual student development and enhance the Michigan experience for all students through individual support, programs, services, co-curricular opportunities, policy development, and advocacy. Phone: (734) 764-7420.

Office of Student Conflict Resolution provides information about the Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities and processes complaints of violations of the Statement. The office provides mediated discussion to help students resolve conflict and helps students learn skills for managing conflict in daily life. Phone: (734) 936-6308.

Rackham Graduate School Graduate Student Affairs assists with questions regarding Graduate School and University policies and procedures, complaints, concerns, and advocacy. Rackham offers dispute resolution services, provides resources and referrals, and can offer alternative resolutions in consultation with other offices as appropriate. Phone: (734) 647-7548.

Resources for Sexual Assault and Other Criminal Activity

University of Michigan Police Department provides policing, criminal investigation, prevention, and a variety of other services intended to maintain the safety and security of the University community. Emergency: 9-1-1. Business phone: (734) 763-3434.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center provides educational and supportive services for the University community related to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.  Phone: (734) 998-9368.  24-Hour Crisis Line: (734) 936-3333.

Counseling Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of brief support services aimed at helping students resolve personal difficulties and strengthen the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will enable students to take full advantage of their experiences at the University of Michigan. Phone: (734) 764-8312.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) offers a number of services designed to help staff, faculty, and their immediate family members with personal difficulties encountered at both work and home. Phone: (734) 936-8660.

UMHS Employee Assistance Program provides assessment, referral, consultation, and short-term counseling services for active University of Michigan Health System faculty, staff, temporary employees, and their immediate families. Phone: (734) 763-5409.

The Center for the Education of Women assists women and men as they make decisions about their futures. Counselors support exploration of educational and career interests in the context of relationships and circumstances. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are eligible to use CEW's counseling at no charge. Phone: (734) 764-6005.

Resources for Disability Issues

Adaptive Technology Computing Services meets the needs of any University community members who have questions about modifications or alternatives to standard monitors, keyboards, or mice, or who are seeking high-tech tools to help with reading and writing. Adaptive Technology is located at the James Edward Knox Center in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Knox Center Phone: (734) 647-6437.

Council for Disability Concerns (CFDC) meets monthly to address disability issues affecting the University of Michigan community. Members represent a broad cross-section of the University and surrounding area. Meetings are open to all members of the University community.

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities assists students with disability-related concerns; facilitates access to University programs, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities; and promotes increased awareness of student disability issues on campus.  Phone: (734) 763-3000.

Campus Disability Resource Directory

Resources for Women's Issues

Academic Women's Caucus supports all academic women, junior faculty, and senior faculty alike, to help them develop and achieve their goals.

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) assists women and men as they make decisions about their futures. Counselors support exploration of educational and career interests in the context of relationships and circumstances. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are eligible to use CEW's counseling at no charge. Phone: (734) 764-6005.

President's Advisory Commission on Women's Issues provides recommendations to University leaders on issues of access, equity, and success for women, and promotes the development of new policies, practices, and procedures designed to enhance gender equity. Phone: (734) 764-6005.

Women in Science and Engineering is a University program designed to increase the number of girls and women pursuing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while fostering their future success. Phone: (734) 615-4455.

Women of Color Task Force provides professional development opportunities for employees and serves as a forum for the exchange of information about the status of women of color at the University and as a focal point for action necessary to the resolution of concerns. Phone: (734) 764-6005.

Women's Health Resource Education Center connects women to resources at the University of Michigan through community outreach and education, such as those that provide care, research, and education in women's health. Phone: (734) 936-8886.

Resources for the LGBT Community

The Spectrum Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy services working to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the community, including faculty, staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.  Phone: (734) 763-4186.

Resources for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Business and Finance Diversity Committee provides leadership support and resources to enhance the working environment within Business and Finance. Through a variety of educational programs, the committee continues to support the Business and Finance program missions of a welcoming and inclusive working environment for all.

International Center provides a variety of services for international students. Main Office Phone: (734) 764-9310.

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) strives to improve the intercultural competence of students by creating opportunities for meaningful cross-cultural interactions and learning. It also fosters students' sense of belonging and community at the University.  Phone: (734) 763-9044.

Women of Color Task Force provides professional development opportunities for employees and serves as a forum for the exchange of information about the status of women of color at the University and as a focal point for action necessary to the resolution of concerns. Phone: (734) 764-6005.

Resources for Employment Issues

Academic Human Resources provides consultation related to academic resources, programs, policies, and procedures for instructional and primary staff as well as educational assistants. They are also responsible for union contract issues and processes for the GEO and LEO agreements. Phone: (734) 763-8938.

University Faculty Ombuds facilitates the resolution of faculty concerns and dilemmas with respect to policy administration or conflict resolution by working closely with the faculty ombuds of the schools and colleges. Phone: (734) 764-3405.

Health System Human Resources provides a full range of professional personnel services including recruitment, employment, salary administration, training and development, human resources information, human resources planning, management, information, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, union relations, and payroll. Phone: (734) 647-2385.

Human Resource Development offers programs and courses designed to teach new skills to help career advancement, and helps units to become more effective through customized workshops. Phone: (734) 764-7410.

Staff Human Resources serves the University, its management and diverse staffs in development, implementation, interpretation and administrative of human resources policies, procedures, practices and external regulations related to labor/staff relations, salary administration, compensation and classification, and overall human resources functions. Phone: (734) 763-2387

Resources Specifically for Faculty

The ADVANCE Program aims to improve the University's campus environment for faculty in the areas of recruitment, retention, climate, or leadership. Initially focusing on institutional transformation with respect to women faculty in science and engineering fields, the program has expanded to address necessary institutional changes to support the needs of a diverse faculty in all fields. Phone: (734) 647-9359.

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) partners with University faculty, graduate students, and administrators to promote a university culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and encourages the creation of learning environments in which diverse students can learn and excel. Phone: (734) 764-0505.