Incident and Complaint Reporting

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming and responsive environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus. The university has one central area to report incidents of discrimination, harassment, hate, bias, sexual assault, instances of concern, safety and campus community wellbeing, student conduct issues and grade grievances. Reporting crimes directly to the police department is encouraged. Calls to the police department are handled immediately. 

If this is an emergency, immediately dial 9-1-1.

UM-Dearborn Police (313) 593-5333

  • Academic Code of Conduct

    The University of Michigan-Dearborn values academic honesty and integrity. Each student has a responsibility to understand, accept, and comply with the University's standards of academic conduct as set forth by the Code of Academic Conduct, as well as policies established by the schools and colleges. Cheating, collusion, misconduct, fabrication, and plagiarism are considered serious offenses. Violations will not be tolerated and may result in penalties up to and including expulsion from the University. 

    Faculty who find a student in violation of the Code should use the online reporting form to report a violation.

  • Bias-Related Incidents and Hate Crimes Reporting

    In addition to the university’s discrimination and harassment policies, members of our community should also be free from acts of hate crimes and bias incidents based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital status and veteran status.

    The university encourages students, faculty and staff to report hate crimes and bias-related incidents. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 to be connected to the UM-Dearborn Police Department (on campus).

    To Report an Incident

    Online Incident Reporting

    Bias-Related Incidents & Hate Crimes Online Reporting Form

    To report incidents of bias and hate crimes prohibited by university policy, including the Discrimination and Harassment policyPreventing Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation policy, and Violence in the University Community policy, please complete the form above. Online reports are followed up upon within two hours of being received. The appropriate campus representatives will be assembled within 24 hours.

    By Phone

    If you believe you have experienced a hate crime, you may report it directly to the University of Michigan-Dearborn Police Department (on-campus) at (313) 593-5333.

    If you believe you have experienced a bias-related incident or are not sure you have experienced a hate crime and would like to discuss the incident, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity (313) 436-9194.

    This number is staffed Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Incidents reported outside of business hours will be received the following business day.

    In-person

    Office for Institutional Equity
    1114 Administration Building
    4901 Evergreen Road
    Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
    (313) 436-9194
    Email: InstitutionalEquityDearborn@umich.edu 

    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    Campus Police Department
    1300 Campus Support Services Building
    4901 Evergreen Road
    Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
    (313) 593-5333
    Email: public-safety-requests-UMD@umich.edu

    The university provides additional information about hate crimes and bias-related incidents at www.urespect.umich.edu.

    Confidential Reporting

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    2157 University Center
    4901 Evergreen Rd, 2157 UC
    Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
    (313) 593-5430
    Email: umd-counseling@umich.edu

  • CARE Team (reporting of concerns regarding UM-Dearborn students)

     

    The CARE (Concern – Assess – Respond – Evaluate) Team is a group of faculty and staff who work diligently to support faculty, staff, and students in maintaining a safe, healthy campus environment.  The CARE Team provides guidance and assistance to those who are displaying odd or unusual behaviors, are engaging in other behaviors that may be perceived as harmful, or who share information that is cause for concern regarding the health, welfare, or safety of a UM-Dearborn community member.  This information is typically provided to the CARE Team through the submission of a CARE report. Through these reports, the team has a repository of information to draw from that best informs responses (when needed) to help mitigate difficult situations for those who may need intervention, through connections with campus and community resources.

    To Report an Incident

    To make a report to the CARE Team, please complete the CARE Team Online Reporting Form. Online reports are reviewed within 24 hours of being received, and action is taken when appropriate.  In some cases, the team determines the report is informational only and may not take action.

    If you have imminent safety concerns about any member of the UM-Dearborn community, please contact the UM-Dearborn Police at (313) 593-5333.

  • Discrimination and Harassment Reporting

    The campus works to foster and support an environment that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment, such acts should be reported to the university.

    To Report an Incident

    Online Incident Reporting

    Discrimination & Harassment Online Reporting Form

    To report discrimination and/or harassment prohibited by university policy, including the Discrimination and Harassment policy and the Sexual Harassment policy, please complete the form above. Online reports are followed up upon within two hours of being received. The appropriate campus representatives will be assembled within 24 hours.

    By Phone

    To report an incident by phone, call (313) 436-9194.
    This number is staffed Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Incidents reported outside of business hours will be received the following business day.

    In-person

    Office for Institutional Equity
    1114 Administration Building
    4901 Evergreen Road
    Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
    (313) 436-9194
    Email: InstitutionalEquityDearborn@umich.edu 

    Confidential Reporting

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    2157 University Center
    4901 Evergreen Rd, 2157 UC
    Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
    (313) 593-5430
    Email: umd-counseling@umich.edu

  • Disruptive Student Behavior Policy

    The Disruptive Student Behavior Policy relates to any disruptive student behavior in an academic setting. This Policy provides clear steps for actions faculty and staff can take when faced with disruptive student behavior.

  • Grade Grievances

    All colleges follow the following process when handling student complaints related to grades:

    1. The initial complaint regarding a course grade or assignment within a course shall be directed to the instructor.  

    2. If the instructor determines that no change of grade should occur, the student may request the department chair to mediate a resolution.

    3. If the issue cannot be resolved at the department level, the student may petition the dean’s office requesting a hearing on the matter.

    College Specific Grade Grievance Policies

    The College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters has adopted its own college-wide and department-level grade appeal and change policies. Each department in the college has its own procedure for resolving grade complaints.

    The College of Engineering & Computer Science uses an Academic Grievance Policy to manage student complaints related to grade disputes.

    The College of Business has a Grade Change and Grade Grievance Policy and Procedures.

    The College of Education, Health, and Human Services uses their Grade Change and Grade Grievance policy for resolving grade complaints.

    The university also has a policy related to final course grades which permits students to seek changes by requesting action from their instructor within the five-week period after the term involved. After that a student may initiate a request for a review only through the petition process involving the student's College Academic Standards Committee.

  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Incident Reporting

    The university encourages students, faculty and staff to report incidents of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 to be connected to the UM-Dearborn Police Department (on campus).

    The Office for Institutional Equity is responsible for investigating student sexual misconduct issues. This includes producing an annual report on student sexual misconduct.

    To Report an Incident

    Online Incident Reporting

    Sexual Assault/Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form

    To report incidents of sexual assault/sexual misconduct prohibited by university policy, please complete the form above. Online reports are followed up upon within two hours of being received. The appropriate campus representatives will be assembled within 24 hours.

    By Phone

    To report an incident by phone call (313) 436-9194.

    This number is staffed Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Incidents reported outside of business hours will be received the following business day.

    In-person

    Office for Institutional Equity
    1114 Administration Building
    4901 Evergreen Road
    Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
    (313) 436-9194
    Email: InstitutionalEquityDearborn@umich.edu 

    Confidential Reporting

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    2157 University Center
    4901 Evergreen Rd, 2157 UC
    Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
    (313) 593-5430
    Email: umd-counseling@umich.edu

    Campus Police Department

    The university strongly encourages anyone who believes they experienced a sexual assault (or any other crime) to make a report to the UM-Dearborn Police Department.

    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    Department of Police and Public Safety
    1300 Campus Support Services Building
    4901 Evergreen Road
    Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
    (313) 593-5333
    Email: public-safety-requests-UMD@umich.edu

    For more information see the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.

    Off-Campus Resources

  • Student Rights & Code of Conduct

    Student Rights & Code of Conduct

    When students choose to accept admission to the University of Michigan-Dearborn, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the University’s academic and social community. The Student Rights & Code of Conduct identifies non-academic behaviors prohibited by the University. If you believe a student has violated the Code, please contact Amy Finley at (313) 593-5340.

Dean of Students

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