MSU’s Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) serves to uphold and advance our shared values through oversight and application of civil rights policies.

The Anti-Discrimination Response and Investigations team supports, responds to, and investigates reports related to discrimination and harassment based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, height, marital status, political persuasion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight under the university Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) and the Notice of Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Non-Retaliation.

The Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Response and Investigations team supports, responds to, and investigates relationship violence and sexual misconduct, including dating violence, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, and stalking, under the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Policy (RVSM).

Both teams work closely with advocates, advisors, and the Campus Equity NavigIator to ensure that all parties are supported and have access to confidential resources and advisors.

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

Erin Martin
Director of RVSM Response and Investigations
Interim Director of ADP Investigations 

OIE accepts calls, emails, and online reports regarding any matters related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. OIE is currently not accep'ting walk ins.  OIE staff can help you file a report, investigate your report, connect you with resources, and provide training for your group or unit on the policies.

Language Assistance

OCR offers translation services through a third-party vendor. If you need language assistance, please state this in your report and/or contact OCR directly at and request language assistance.

Michigan State University Language Access Plan

Reasonable Accommodation

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to fully participate in the complaint, investigation, or disciplinary or appellate processes, please contact the following:

For Students, please contact the University’s Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)

For Employees please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (517) 884-0799 or


MSU Resolution Office (RO) & Hearings

The Resolution Office (RO) is responsible for facilitating a fair and supportive hearing process following the conclusion of formal investigations conducted by the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) under the RVSM and Title IX Policy.  The hearing process affords parties the opportunity to ask questions (through advisors) of other parties and witnesses in front of a neutral decision-maker (resolution officer).  RO trains all resolution officers as well as university provided advisors. 

RO works closely with the Office of Support and Equity to coordinate supportive measure for all parties during hearings and with the OIE to coordinate the efficient referral of matters to RO following the completion of formal investigations under the RVSM and Title IX Policy.

RVSM and Title IX Policy Hearing Procedures (pdf)

For more information, contact:

Katie Bylenga
Director of the Resolution Office & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(517) 353-0548