Simply stated, this campaign encourages and promotes the acceptance of individual differences and similarities; affirms respect for the personal dignity of others; and serves as a foundational element for conveying the University of Michigan's institutional values and commitment to civility and respect.
As we work together as a campus community, we ask for your continued support of the Expect Respect initiative. We've included some important elements to make you aware of how you can continue to play a role in making the University of Michigan a welcoming, inclusive and respectful community.
- Campus Commitment, a University-wide educational program, provides clear definitions of discrimination and harassment prohibited by University policy, as well as contact information for University resources and ways to report concerns. Its goal is to contribute to an environment of civility and respect in which all members of the University community can work and learn.
- The Office for Institutional Equity website is your resource to learn more about Campus Commitment, The University's Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, the Prohibited Forms of Discrimination and Harassment and Where to Get Help.
- The Hate and Bias reporting line 734-615-BIAS (2427) provides a vehicle for faculty, staff and students to report incidents and seek assistance in resolving issues. Please continue to use this line to report incidents and encourage others to similarly report if they have been the target of bias behavior.
- Bias incidents can also be reported through the Expect Respect website: http://www.urespect.umich.edu. The Bias Response Team (BRT), a group of professional staff within Student Life, focuses on the response and management of bias incidents involving students. BRT is committed to providing support to students who are impacted and ensuring that appropriate University resources and expertise are consulted and utilized as incidents impacting students and our community occur.
- The Growing Allies program strives to build a community of social justice allies who contribute to creating a safe and inclusive environment at the University of Michigan and beyond. Growing Allies envisions a community where allies work together and support each other. Some offerings include: informal community events; professional development training for University staff; workshops; co-sponsorships/mini-grants; presentations at professional and community conferences; and, more. A variety of programs are offered each semester, including a retreat. For more information, see http://www.growingallies.
- The Expect Respect Student Group is looking for new members; this group can be contacted via email at expectrespectstudents@umich.
Thank you for your support in transmitting and reinforcing these important institutional values. Together we can work to ensure that our community gives, gets, and expects respect!