UM's sexual misconduct polices, programs to be reviewed


ANN ARBOR — Representatives from the United State's Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will be at the University of Michigan next week as part of a review of the university's sexual misconduct policies and programs.

The review is part of a federal Title IX investigation stemming from the expulsion of former Michigan football player Brendan Gibbons for violating the school's student sexual misconduct policy. Michigan's public affairs office announced the sessions today on its Web site,

The OCR staff will meet with student groups and will hold three open office hours sessions next week:

  • April 15, 8-9 p.m. in the Blain Room of the Michigan Union
  • April 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. in Room 2105D of the Michigan Union
  • April 17, 9 a.m.-noon in Room 2105D of the Michigan Union

The OCR is also taking input by email until May 15 at or by phone at 216-522-4970 and asking to speak to a member of the University of Michigan OCR review team about OCR case No. 15-14-2111.