Institutional Equity

The University of Michigan, as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, complies with applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be directed to:

Senior Director for Institutional Equity
Office of  Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432,
TTY 734-647-1388

University of Michigan-Dearborn inquiries may be addressed to the Dearborn Institutional Equity Officer,

Office of Institutional Equity,
1020 Administration Building, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-2406
313-593-5320 or 593 -5190
TTY 313-593-5430
Fax 313-593-3568.

The Office of Institutional Equity aims to ensure that all groups, including racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women, the disabled, senior citizens, gays, lesbians, transgender individuals and veterans all have equal opportunity and receive the support they need to be effective and successful as students, faculty or staff members. The office oversees the University's compliance with affirmative action/nondiscrimination legislation, and University policies and procedures. The office is available to provide information and pre-grievance counseling to faculty, staff and students with discrimination or harassment complaints, and co-sponsors training and educational programs.

The University of Michigan believes that educational and employment decisions should be based on individuals' abilities and qualifications and should not be based on irrelevant factors or personal characteristics that have no connection with academic abilities or job performance. It strives to build a diverse community in which opportunity is equal for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, individual's sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or veteran status. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied. The University exerts its leadership for the achievement of this goal by all parties with which the University transacts business, which it recognizes, or with which students or employees of the University are involved.

Any University of Michigan - Dearborn employee having a complaint of discrimination should notify:

The Institutional Equity Officer,
1020 Administration Building,
TTY 313-593-5430,
fax 313-593-3568.

A student should notify either the Institutional Equity Officer or the Ombudsman in 2106 University Center, 313-583-6445.