Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX

Creation of the Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX Office
The University of Michigan announced sweeping revisions to its approach to addressing sexual misconduct, including the creation of a new office with significant new resources for support, education and prevention, as well as sharing new details on a process that will include the development of shared community values. The new multidisciplinary unit – the Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX Office – will house many of the critical functions around equity and civil rights work, including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other forms of discrimination. This will replace and subsume the university’s Office for Institutional Equity. Read more in the University Record.

The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment that embraces individual differences. Diversity is fundamental to our mission. We celebrate, recognize and value diversity. 

The Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX (ECRT) Office is committed to ensuring that all staff, faculty and students have equal access and opportunities, and receive the support needed to be successful regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status. Additionally, we are committed to the principles of equal opportunity in all employment, educational and research programs, activities and events, as well as to the use of affirmative actions to cultivate and maintain an environment that fosters equal opportunity.

ECRT Provides: 

  • Information, consultation, training and resources to the campus community with regard to diversity, harassment and discrimination prevention, affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability matters;
  • Individual consultation with campus community managers, supervisors, staff, faculty, students, and administrators;
  • Neutral investigation for all complaints of harassment and discrimination;
  • Support for the campus’ compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment and discrimination prevention, and compliance with all applicable State and Federal civil rights laws.

Additional Services:

  • Interpreting, communicating and applying the university’s policies and procedures
  • Resolving workplace challenges, and developing appropriate goals and objectives
  • Developing  strategies to create high-performing teams
  • Identifying training initiatives
  • Addressing many other workplace needs including allegations of workplace harassment, or unfair treatment.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools. Title IX protects all students, employees, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the following duties and activities:

  • Ensuring UM-Flint complies with Title IX and other related laws.
  • Creation and application of university policies and procedures related to Title IX.
  • Coordination of implementation and administration of complaint procedures and investigations.
  • Working to create a safe learning and working campus environment.

Non-Discrimination Policy
The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. University of Michigan-Flint inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX (ECRT) Office.