Sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment and gender-based harassment (collectively "sexual misconduct") jeopardize the wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff and the safety of our community. These behaviors also violate our institutional values and policies.
If you or someone you know is in imminent danger, call 9-1-1. For other 24-hour assistance:
- Call the University of Michigan-Dearborn Police & Public Safety at 313-593-5333
- For confidential crisis intervention/support, call First Step of Western Wayne County's 24-hour crisis line at 800-453-5900
You have the option to report to the university, to law enforcement, to both, or neither. The university's Our Community Matters resource guide provides information about how to report to the university and/or to law enforcement, preserving evidence, helpful resources, and about how the university will review reports it receives. The resources, support, and protective measures described on this website and in the resource guide are available to you even if you decide not to participate in university or law enforcement processes.
To speak with someone confidentially
The University offers resources that allow individuals who experience sexual misconduct to seek the help they need. Sometimes an individual wants to speak to somebody confidentially without filing a report or seeking follow up on their concerns. The University offers these confidential resources.
For faculty and staff:
Community Resources for students, faculty and staff:
Please see the "Community Resources" tab, below, which lists resources in the community, many of which are confidential.
To file a police report
Sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking are crimes. In addition to submitting an administrative complaint with the Office for Institutional Equity, individuals are encouraged to file a criminal complainant with the University of Michigan - Dearborn Departrment of Police & Public Safety.
Contacting Police & Public Safety
1300 Campus Support Services Building
E-mail requests to public-safety-requests-UMD@umich.edu
- Dial 9-1-1 for help anywhere on campus, using a campus phone.
Emergency Phones connect directly to dispatch. Pick up any campus emergency phone to be immediately connected to the dispatch office.
- Dial 313-593-5333 to contact our 24/7 Dispatch
A dispatcher is available to receive your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.
- Dial 313-593-9953 to reach the Police & Public Safety administrative phone.
Department Business Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Dial 9-1-1 for help anywhere on campus, using a campus phone.
To file a complaint with the University
Any individual who wishes to file a complaint with the University should contact the Office for Institutional Equity at 313-436-9194 or InstitutionalEquityDearborn@umich.edu, or via the online reporting form. Alternatively, a report may be made using the Compliance Hotline.
Detailed information about the process for addressing reports and complaints may be found in the applicable policy. The following documents are helpful summaries.
In some cases, individuals make an initial report but then decide they do not wish for the University to undertake an investigation. When appropriate, the University will not pursue the matter, which is possible in most cases. There may, however, be instances when the University may still need to review and investigate the information provided and may also be obligated to share the report with law enforcement for possible handling through the criminal justice system. Even in such cases, though, you do not have to participate in the university or law enforcement processes if you do not wish to do so.
Individuals with questions or concerns may direct them to the Director of the Office for Institutional Equity at 313-436-9194 or InstitutionalEquityDearborn@umich.edu or may contact Elizabeth Seney, Interim Title IX Coordinator on the Ann Arbor campus at: Office for Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, (734) 763-0235, email@example.com.
The importance of preserving evidence
Even if you do not plan to file a complaint at the time, it can be extremely helpful to preserve evidence in the event it is needed later. Evidence can take many forms, including communications, social media, photographs, physical evidence, etc.
All victims of sexual assault have a right, under Michigan law, to have a forensic medical examination and evidence kit collected up to 120 hours (5 days) after the assault in order to preserve any evidence of the assault. The forensic exam will be administered by a registered nurse who has received advanced training to provide care and treatment to sexual assault victims.
Even if you are not sure that you want to make a police report, it can be helpful to have any available evidence collected in case you decide to make a report with law enforcement at a later date. The nurse can also provide emergency contraception, treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other needed medical care. Sexual assault forensic exams will not be billed to medical insurance without your consent.
You can obtain a forensic exam and evidence kit at these facilities:
- Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner's Program (WC SAFE), 313-964-9701
- Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, 313-593-7000
In addition to campus resources, there are a variety of helpful resources available in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties and nationally:
- Wayne County-SAFE
Wayne County SAFE provides those affected by sexual assault with immediate and ongoing comprehensive services, at no cost, that encourage survivor healing and empowerment, promotes public awareness and leads social change.
First Step-Western Wayne County
PEACEFUL FAMILIES, SAFE COMMUNITIES
Since 1978, First Step has been working for peaceful families and safe communities in Wayne County, Michigan. First Step is the only non-profit agency in out-Wayne County providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
24 hour crisis line: 888-453-5900
ACCESS-Victime of Crime Act Program (VOCA)
ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) has been serving the community for more than 40 years. Founded by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1971 out of a storefront in Dearborn’s south end, ACCESS was created to assist the Arab immigrant population adapt to life in the United States.
As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 20,000 people each year.
24 hour crisis line: 877-922-1274
SAFE House Center-Washtenaw County
SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person victimized that lives or works in Washtenaw County. Our services include emergency shelter for those in danger of being hurt or killed, counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and especially, hope.
24 Hour Helpline: 734-995-5444
Turning Point-Macomb County
Turning Point’s mission is to provide programs and resources that enable victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to regain control of their lives.
24 hour crisis line: 586-463-6990
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
SAPAC promotes social change and activism on two levels: through the professional services we provide to the University of Michigan community, and through student leadership development wherein students help students as peers. We believe that women and men must work together to eradicate sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence and that this necessitates activism in many areas, including education, advocacy, crisis-intervention, safety-building, bystander intervention and policy development.
Crisis Line: 734-936-3333
- Equality Michigan (LGBTQ)
Department of Victim Services
The Department of Victim Services (DVS) at EQMI provides dedicated survivor-centered services to LGBTQ, SGL, and individuals living with HIV who have experienced violence, discrimination, and harassment.EQMI DVS works to increase self-determination, safety, and power for people who have been harmed.
Affirmations provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe!
- Community Health & Social Services (LA VIDA)
LA VIDA Partnership, a community program of CHASS Center, is a domestic violence and sexual assault intervention and prevention program that provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services and resources targeted to Latino/a youth and families in Southwest Detroit and Southeast Michigan. All services are provided in English and Spanish.
- RAINN – Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network National Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
24-hr Phone: 800-656-4673
- Wayne County-SAFE