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 file a report.
- The Campus Climate Support reporting line 734-615-2427 provides a vehicle for faculty, staff and students to report incidents and seek assistance in resolving issues. Please continue to use this line and encourage others to similarly report if they have been the target of a campus climate concern, intolerance or discrimination.
- Campus climate concerns can also be reported through the Expect Respect website: https:/expectrespect.umich.edu. Campus Climate Support (CCS) focuses on the response and management of campus climate concerns involving students. Support is provided to assist those who feel impacted by campus climate concerns and to promote respect and understanding among members of the University community
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!