Response/Investigations

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 Navigator to ensure that all parties are supported and have access to confidential resources and advisors.

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

Kelly Gallagher
Interim Director of RVSM Response and Investigations
oie.kellygallagher@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
oie.nicoleschmidtke@msu.edu

OIE accepts calls, emails, and online reports regarding any matters related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. During COVID-19, OIE is not accepting 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.