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Section 1.20.04: University Policies Related to Harassment and Discrimination

It is University of Michigan policy to maintain an academic and work environment free of sexual or other harassment for students, faculty, and staff. Harassment is contrary to the standards of the university community. It diminishes individual dignity and impedes equal employment and educational opportunities and equal access to freedom of academic inquiry. Harassment by a student, staff member, or faculty member is a barrier to fulfilling the university's scholarly, research, educational, and service missions. It will not be tolerated at the University of Michigan.

The University of Michigan strives to create a community of and for learners. To do so requires an environment of trust and openness. Discrimination is unacceptable. Such behavior threatens to destroy the environment of tolerance and mutual respect that must prevail if the university it to fulfill its purpose. The university offices that handle complaints of discrimination and complaint procedures related to sexual harassment and other forms of discriminatory harassment are found in the University's Policies Affecting Students at
http://www.studentpolicies.umich.edu/ .

Students are encouraged to seek assistance and report complaints to the University offices listed in the policy statements, or to contact the School of Social Work's Affirmative Action Coordinator (
Associate Dean Joe Himle) or the School of Social Work's Sexual Harassment Officers (Associate Dean Lorraine Gutiérrez or Associate Dean Joe Himle).

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