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Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Discrimination Statement, Resources, & Reporting Instructions

Field stations are particularly obligated to take preventative measures and to handle complaints and concerns regarding sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination, as discussed by Kathryn Clancy and colleagues (PLOS ONE, 2014). The University of Michigan Biological Station is fully committed to preventing sexual and gender-based harassment, assault, and discrimination. As such, we have a no-tolerance policy regarding sexual harassment, all forms of assault, and discrimination in any form.

We will take all complaints seriously and will follow up on any concerns of our students, staff, researchers, teaching assistants, faculty, and guests in residence.
Remember: Harassment can occur between persons of the same or different genders, age groups, and positions/titles. Unacceptable behaviors are unacceptable at all times -- not just when classes, fieldwork, and other professional activities are in session.

Reporting an incident

If you experience harassment, assault, or discrimination, report at this link: https://sexualmisconduct.umich.edu/reporting-process/. You may also tell ANY staff member, resident assistant, faculty member, mentor, or administrator (including the Director or Associate Director) with whom you feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues about your concerns. Note that the Director, Associate Director, and Resident Staff/Advisors are Mandatory Reporters, who are required by law to immediately report any information they learn about suspected prohibited conduct, including sexual harassment or assault with U-M officials and the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office, regardless of whether a victim came forward to discuss the issue confidentially.

Your concerns will be handled with respect and support in accordance with the University of Michigan policies as described in full in the University of Michigan Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Resources.

Resources

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC): 
734-764-7771, 24/7 Crisis Line: 734- 936-3333, sapac@umich.edu

Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT):

(734) 763-0235, institutional.equity@umich.edu

Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR): 
(734) 936-6308, oscr@umich.edu

Resources for Faculty and Staff

The College of LS&A Preventing Sexual Harassment Resources

 

Reporting and investigative procedures:

UMBS has a no-tolerance policy for sexual harassment and discriminatory language and behavior. Anyone who behaves in this way will be summarily dismissed from UMBS property and prohibited from returning in the future. They will also be handled by the appropriate University of Michigan authority and Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office.

If you suspect or experience harassment, assault, or discrimination, report at this link: https://sexualmisconduct.umich.edu/reporting-process/. You may also tell ANY staff member, resident assistant, faculty member, mentor, or administrator (including the Director or Associate Director) with whom you feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues about your concerns. Note that the Director, Associate Director, and Resident Life Staff/Advisors are Mandatory Reporters, who are required by law to immediately report any information they learn about suspected prohibited conduct, including sexual harassment or assault with U-M officials and the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office, regardless of whether a victim came forward to discuss the issue confidentially.

Your concerns will be handled with respect and support in accordance with the University of Michigan policies as described in full at https://sexualmisconduct.umich.edu/. Staff will do everything legally possible to protect anyone who reports an incident from retaliation. 

Remember: Harassment can occur between persons of the same or different genders, age groups, and positions/titles. Unacceptable behaviors are unacceptable at all times -- not just when classes, fieldwork, and other professional activities are in session. 

UM Contacts for Confidential Advice 

SAPAC – Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (for faculty, staff and students)

(734) 936-3333 

FASAP – Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (for faculty and staff) 

(734) 936-8660 

CAPS – Counseling and Psychological Services (for students) 

(734) 764-8312 

Office of the Ombuds (for students) 

(734) 763-3545 

University Faculty Ombuds (for faculty)

(734) 763-2707 

Important Links to University of Michigan Policies 

UM Standard Practice Guide Policy on Sexual Harassment

UM Student Sexual Misconduct Policy 

Responsible Employees (AKA Mandatory Reporters) 

Responsible employees must immediately report any information they learn about suspected Prohibited Conduct to OIE or the Title IX Coordinator, so if you bring your concern to them, they must report it. At the UM Biological Station these individuals include the Director, Associate Director and Resident Staff.