DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Dean of Students Office provides support, resources and referrals for students who have experienced sexual violence or harassment. While all reports of sexual misconduct involving students must ultimately be directed to the University’s Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX coordinator, the Dean of Students Office provides support to students, information about resources, policies and procedures, and appropriate referrals and support as needed.
In student cases, the dean is often involved in implementing interim measures designed to help students successfully continue their education. For example, the dean can issue a No Contact Order, which prohibits and manages further contact between identified parties and is enforced under the Student Conduct Code. In cases where students are found in violation of UM’s sexual misconduct policy by the Title IX coordinator, the dean issues disciplinary sanctions.
Some cases involving harassment or unwanted contact between students may not fall under the jurisdiction of the Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX coordinator. In those cases, the Dean of Students Office may pursue a case under the Student Conduct Code. When a complaint is filed under the Conduct Code, the dean initiates charges, investigates the complaint, determines whether a violation has occurred, and issues appropriate disciplinary sanctions.
The dean of students works closely with many campus offices and committees involved in the University’s overall efforts related to sexual misconduct prevention, response and adjudication. These include the Equal Opportunity Office/Title IX coordinator, SARC, the Residence Life Office, the Department of Athletics, UM Police and the University Council on Sexual Assault.
- Interim measures such as a University No Contact Order.
- File a complaint under the Student Conduct Code.