Workplace Violence and Threats

The University is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from violence and will not tolerate violent and threatening behavior. All University community members share this responsibility and are expected to maintain a safe and secure climate through behavior that does not involve acts of violence, threats or aggression.

Acts of violence and aggression include verbal or physical actions that create fear or apprehension of bodily harm or threaten the safety of a supervisor, co-worker, faculty member, student, patient member of the general public or the University community at large. Examples of such behavior include on or off duty or premises acts that adversely affect the University:

  • Any act which is physically assaulting
  • Behavior or actions that would be interpreted by a reasonable person as carrying a potential for violence and/or acts of aggression
  • Any act that threatens harm to another person or damage to property
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking (including electronic stalking)

While all victims of crime should expect a high level of service from this department, we must recognize the particular fears and distress typically suffered by victims of hate crimes. There are potentials for reprisal and escalation of violence, and the possible far-reaching negative consequences of these acts on the University community. Particular attention shall be given to addressing the security and related concerns of the immediate victims as well as their families and others affected by the crime.

Reporting an incident

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 to be connected to UMPD (on-campus) or the Ann Arbor Police Department (off campus). If you believe you have experienced a hate crime, you may report it directly to the University of Michigan Police Department (on-campus) at 734-763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police (off-campus) at 734-994-2911.

If you witness or experience conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, harasses or harms 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) please report it to the University.

If you are not sure you have experienced a hate crime and would like to discuss the incident, please call 734-615-BIAS(2427).

Faculty and staff who call the number during normal business hours will be connected to the Office for Institutional Equity; students to the Dean of Students Office. Staff from these offices will offer support and begin to discuss next steps with callers. Those who call the phone line after normal business hours should leave a message and a staff member will get back with them on the next business day.

Primary Reporting Areas

Office for Institutional Equity
2072 Administrative Service Building

Dean of Students Office
3000 Michigan Union

University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
To report a crime on campus or to reach U-M Police: 734-763-1131
To reach the DPSS division office: 734-763-8391
109 E. Madison St.

Additional Reporting Areas

Counseling & Psychological Services
3100 Michigan Union

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
1009 Greene St., 2076 Administrative Services Building
Or 738 Dennison Bldg.

International Center
515 E. Jefferson

Spectrum Center
3200 Michigan Union

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
2202 Michigan Union

Services for Students with Disabilities
G664 Haven Hall

Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center
North Quad Residential and Academic Complex, 105 S. State St.

Center for Campus Involvement
2205 Michigan Union

Ombuds Office
6015 Fleming Administration Building

Office of Student Conflict Resolution
100 Student Activities Building