The Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance, established as an independent unit in 2018, encompasses the following areas: (1) Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department (POE), (2) Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), (3) Office of the ADA Coordinator, (4) Resolution Office (RO); and (5) Office of Support and Equity. Collectively, our purpose is to lead the university’s prevention and response to relationship violence, sexual misconduct, stalking, discrimination, and harassment in admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities.
Through its own educational efforts and in collaboration with many campus community partners, OCR seeks to recognize and work to redress systemic inequities in policies and programs that serve as barriers to equal opportunity as well as to advance inclusivity, equity, and positive culture changes that are grounded in the values of safety; well-being; mutual respect; dignity; responsibility; and clear and timely communication. This commitment includes engaging the campus community to support anti-racism efforts.  
As a unit we must hold each other responsible for critically examining our own efforts to contribute to a safe, inclusive, and equitable campus community.


Acting Associate Vice President

Sarah Harebo
Office:  517.355.3960


Title IX Coordinator

Nicole Schmidtke
Office:  517.353.3922

Title IX Coordinator

Nicole Schmidtke currently serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the university’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which include oversight and implementation of the university’s Title IX policies and grievance procedures, monitoring the campus climate, and coordination of efforts across campus related to education, prevention, and training programs.


Academic Year 2019-2020 OCR Snapshot (PPT)