Dean of Students: Campus Climate Support

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Reports of campus climate concerns by U-M students, faculty and staff are addressed by the Campus Climate Support staff. The Campus Climate Support (CCS) staff is committed to providing support for those who may have been targets of or affected by campus climate concerns. CCS works to ensure that appropriate University resources and expertise are made available to anyone who feels they have been harmed or negatively impacted. Anyone who feels they have been affected by a campus climate concern is encouraged to make a report to CCS, so the University can offer assistance. CCS is not a disciplinary body, cannot impose discipline, and does not require participation in any aspect of CCS’s work. CCS’s purpose is to support students, faculty or staff connect to resources. The hope is that over time these efforts contribute to the maintenance of respect and understanding among members of the University community.

A campus climate concern can include actions that discriminate, stereotype, exclude, harasses or harm anyone in our community based on their identity (such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion).

Concerns may stem from fear, misunderstanding, hatred or stereotypes.  Behaviors may be intentional or unintentional.

CCS is not a disciplinary body.  The Office of Student Conflict Resolution is responsible for disciplinary proceedings.  CCS may discuss with a student how to file a complaint with OSCR if it appears that a violation of University’s Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities has been alleged, but it is not the role of CCS to investigate or determine whether a reported concern involved a violation of university policy.

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