This past fall the University implemented a new Policy on Sexual Misconduct by Students. The policy, which applies to all U-M students as well as participants in University-sponsored programs, took effect August 19. The new policy replaces an interim procedure that was put into effect August 2011 in response to new guidance provided to all universities by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
Of note, supporting information on the Policy's website identifies three units on campus offering strict confidentiality to students who would like to discuss issues related to sexual misconduct. The Ombuds Office is one of those three units, in addition to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center and Counseling and Psychological Services.
Learn more about the confidential nature of the Ombuds Office, as well as our other Standards of Practice, from the Office website.