MSU strives to provide an academic and work environment that fosters the values of mutual respect, dignity, equity, responsibility, and open, transparent communication. Discrimination on the basis of sex, relationship violence, sexual misconduct, and stalking are in direct conflict with our institution’s values and policies.

MSU has established the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Policy in keeping with the university’s commitment to fostering a safe and inclusive campus community.

The policy, administered by OIE, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual harassment, including gender-based harassment, sexual assault/misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.

For complete information, including definitions contained in the policy, read the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Policy.

For questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please reach out to MSU’s ADA & Section 504 Coordinator, Tracy Leahy.

Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance

The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance (OCR) is comprised of the Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department (POE), the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), the Office of the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, and the Resolution Office. OCR supports the campus community in creating and maintaining a safe environment and a culture of respect through educating all campus community members regarding how to prevent, identify, appropriately respond to, and report discrimination, harassment, stalking, sexual assault, and relationship violence; conducting impartial, fair, supportive, and equitable investigations of complaints under MSU’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Policy (RVSM Policy) and MSU’s Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP); and connecting those impacted by discrimination, harassment, relationship violence, and sexual misconduct with campus and community resources.

More Information:

For more information visit https://civilrights.msu.edu.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator at MSU is responsible for the University’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which includes oversight and implementation of the University’s Title IX policies and grievance procedures, coordination of efforts across campus related to education, prevention, and training programs, and monitoring the campus climate.  The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with any member of the University community or campus organizations that would like to discuss the University’s Title IX compliance or work involving matters of sex discrimination, including sexual and gender-based harassment, assault, or violence.

Title IX Coordinator
Tanya Jachimiak
Associate Vice President
Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance
408 W. Circle Drive
Olds Hall Suite 105
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517)355-5960
ocr.tanyajachimiak@msu.edu

For more information regarding the RVSM and Title IX Policy, contact:

Debra Martinez
Director of Intake and RVSM/Title IX Response and Investigations
& Sr. Deputy Title IX Coordinator
oie.debramartinez@msu.edu

For more information regarding the Notice of Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Non-Retaliation and ADP, contact:

Nicole Schmidtke
Director of ADP Response and Investigations and Title VI Coordinator
oie.nicoleschmidtke@msu.edu