MAINTAINING RESPECT AND INTEGRITY
BME strives for a community built on respect and integrity. Actions against those values do not only hurt our community members, but weaken our community and what we can achieve as a whole. While we respect the choices of those who encounter misconduct, we hope everyone feels comfortable pointing out instances of wrongdoing without fear of retaliation.
If you encounter inappropriate behavior or misconduct, or if you are unsure if you have experienced such behavior, there are resources and contacts available for you.
Before you report, you must decide if you would like to keep your initial conversation confidential. Some contacts are required to officially share your report and others may keep your conversation confidential.
Those who are required to report your concerns of prohibited behavior involving sexual assault, sexual or gender-based, intimate partner violence, stalking, or retaliation related to reports of any of the above concerns, are called Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs). Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs) can also help you to make a report yourself.
If you want to maintain confidentiality, or are uncertain whether you want to have a formal complaint filed, your first action might be to contact those who are not considered IROs. Confidential employees can also help you make a report if you decide you wish to do so.
U-M Guidelines for Conduct
Standard Practice Guide
Official repository for the institution-wide policies and procedures of the University of Michigan, maintained to guide and direct the university community.
Standard Practice Guide Policies – Sexual Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding sexual harassment.
Standard Practice Guide Policies – Discrimination & Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding discrimination and harassment.
Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
U-M policy & procedures on student sexual & gender-based misconduct & other forms of interpersonal violence.
There are several ways to report your concerns:
Submit a report to the department (if you wish to remain anonymous DO NOT submit your name)
NOTE: This form is read by BME Department Administrator Ann Smith, Senior Associate Chair, Alberto Figueroa, and Department Chair, Mary-Ann Mycek. All three are Individuals with Reporting Obligations, so if your report meets the criteria for reporting it will be submitted for further review either anonymously or with your name if provided.
To maintain confidentiality or get advice
You are encouraged to discuss your concerns with one of the individuals listed below who is not mandated to share information if you are unsure of what to do. Those who can guarantee confidentiality include:
- Tom Lehker, University Student Ombudsperson, (734) 763–3545
- Jacqueline Bowman, University Staff Ombuds, 734-764-7272
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), (734) 764-8312
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), (734) 936-3333
To report concerns to the university
To report concerns of sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, sexual or gender-based harassment, other forms of discrimination including discriminatory harassment under the University’s Nondiscrimination Statement:
Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT) *formerly the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
Submit online: oie.umich.edu/
In-person: 2072 Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene Street
You may also report concerns to OIE and learn more about the University’s policies and available resources, at sexualmisconduct.umich.edu.
To report concerns of possible criminal conduct:
Division of Public Safety & Security (DPSS), including UMPD
Call: 911, or for non-emergencies, (734) 763-1131
In-person: Campus Safety Services Building, 1239 Kipke Drive
Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs)
Be aware that if you share information with the following contacts, considered Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs), they are mandated to share information they receive about any prohibited conduct with the Title IX Coordinator in the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT) formerly the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), and you will likely be contacted by ECRT for more information regarding your concerns and to make you aware of your options.
In BME, virtually all faculty are considered IROs. The contact information for IROs in leadership that must report any misconduct include, but may not be limited to:
|Mary-Ann Mycek||Department Chairemail@example.com||(734) 647-6851|
|Alberto Figueroa||Sr. Associate Department Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org||(734) 763-8680|
|Tim Bruns||Graduate Program Chairemail@example.com||(734) 647-8727|
|Ariella Shikanov||Undergraduate Program Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org||(734) 615-3360|
|Rhima Coleman||Masters Program Chairemail@example.com||(734) 764-7740|
|Tareta Johnson||Research Process Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(734) 615-9404|
|Rachel Patterson||Undergraduate Advisor/Counseloremail@example.com||(734) 763-5290|
|Tara McQueen||SGUS Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org||—|
|Maria Steele||Graduate Coordinatoremail@example.com||(734) 647-1091|
|Ann Smith||Chief Department Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(734) 764-4569|
|Jennifer Reiger||HR Generalistemail@example.com||(734) 615-6971|
|Thomas Marten||Managing Director – Coulter Programfirstname.lastname@example.org||(734) 647-1680|
Please also note, if an individual is an IRO in any role they hold, they are an IRO in every aspect. This means faculty who employ people, such as student temps, GSRAs, or postdocs, are considered to be IROs and must always report any instances of discrimination or harassment. Once an individual becomes an IRO for any reason they will remain an IRO even if their status as an employer or administrator changes. This means that in BME, virtually all faculty are considered IROs.
Outside of BME, those that must report any misconduct include:
- All Individuals with Reporting Obligations (IROs): administrators, including deans, department chairs, graduate and undergraduate chairs, and supervisors; faculty; Student Life staff, including resident advisors; Athletics staff; ECRT staff; human resources; travel abroad faculty and staff; and advisors to student organizations.
- CoE Office of Student Affairs, run by Executive Director Jeane Murabito, email@example.com, 734-647-7118, 143 Chrysler Center (connected to the Duderstadt Center, walk-ins are welcome)
- University Ethics, Integrity, and Compliance
- Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT, formally known as the Office of Institutional Equity)