The Civil Rights team provides many resources to foster and support a campus environment that is inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination and harassment. We are here to inform individuals of the various processes, supports, and options that exist when they encounter conduct by an employee that runs counter to the University’s values, specifically any potentially discriminatory or harassing conduct outlined in the following list. We also help the University meet its Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action obligations under federal and state law and offer training and education to the campus community.
Please contact ECRT for assistance if you or someone you know has been subjected to discrimination or harassing conduct on the basis of:
- national origin
- marital status
- veteran’s status
Caste-based discrimination and/or harassment violates the University’s commitment to ensuring equal opportunity in educational, occupational, and professional advancement, and is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, under U-M SPG 201.35 (Non-Discrimination), and under SPG 201.89-1 (Discrimination and Harassment). Instances of caste-based discrimination may be reported using the Discrimination and Harassment Reporting Form.
We can identify the appropriate processes and resources to address your concerns. Together, we can create and maintain a respectful and inclusive environment that provides the support and opportunity for each member of our community to thrive.
Standard Practice Guide (SPG)
Confidential Faculty & Staff Resources
Confidential resources to help you understand your rights and options.
Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)
For staff, faculty, and their immediate family members; provides short-term counseling, personalized coaching, and educational presentations. (734) 936-8660
Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience
The Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience provides 24-hour, no cost, confidential counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals for Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and immediate family members. (734) 763-5409
A confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for information or conflict management for faculty. (734) 763-2707
For staff on the Ann Arbor campus and in Michigan Medicine. (734) 936-0600
Mediation Services for Faculty and Staff
Provides an off-the-record listening opportunity for concerns or disputes related to your work at the university. (734) 615-4789
Graduate Student and Program Consultation Services (GSPCS)
Advises students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows ,and staff on matters related to emergencies, crisis situations, disputes, and Academic Misconduct, in addition to oversight for the Advocate Mental Health and Well-Being program. GSPCS also provides Resolution Services including Conflict Resolution and Student Grievances. (734) 764-4400
Confidential Student Resources
Concerns about student conduct will be referred to Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR).
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Free, confidential services for U-M students. 24-hour line: (734) 764-8312
Office of the Ombuds
Free, confidential advice and resources for U-M students. (734) 763-3545
Graduate Student and Program Consultation Services (GSPCS)
Advises students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and staff on matters related to emergencies, crisis situations, disputes, and Academic Misconduct, in addition to oversight for the Advocate Mental Health and Well-Being program. GSPCS also provides Resolution Services including Conflict Resolution and Student Grievances. All can expect confidentiality in a safe environment. (734) 764-4400
Other Campus Resources
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable community at the University of Michigan. ODEI also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships. The vision of the office is to envision a diverse university where all thrive and excel.
Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI)
The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity, and cultural sensitivity among faculty, students, and staff at Michigan Medicine. OHEI advances clinical care for underserved patient populations through research and education.
Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR)
The Office of Student Conflict Resolution provides a variety of programs and services designed to support a safe, just, and peaceful community, and to help Michigan students learn how to manage and resolve conflict peacefully. (734) 936-6308
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office strives to improve the intercultural competence of students by creating opportunities for meaningful cross-cultural interactions and learning. Also fostering students’ sense of belonging and community at the University of Michigan. (734) 763-9044
Student Veterans Assistance Program
The mission of the Student Veterans Assistance Program at the University of Michigan is to assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, and others receiving US military benefits in making a successful transition into the U-M community. (734) 764-6413
Women of Color Task Force
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. (734) 764-6005
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements may have additional resources available to them.