• Joe Garza

Title IX--It's On Us

A Message from MSU's Title IX Program

Faculty, academic staff, and support staff play a critical role in cultivating a culture of caring and respect at MSU. As we open the 2017-18 academic year, I write to provide a few important reminders and draw attention to key updates to MSU's Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Thank you for your continued support and engagement on this important issue.


Jessica Norris

Director of Title IX and ADA Compliance Education

Office of Institutional Equity


During the spring semester faculty, staff, and students participated in community engagement events where suggestions were shared to improve MSU's Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Policy. We convened a multi-disciplinary working group that included representation from student and faculty governance to identify updates and enhancements to the RVSM Policy.

All community members are encouraged to review and familiarize themselves with the RVSM Policy, review the resources available at MSU, and get involved.

Review the policy changes on the Title IX website


All MSU employees are mandatory reporters, and therefore must report incidents of:

  • sexual harassment

  • sexual violence

  • stalking

  • relationship violence

that are observed or learned about in their professional capacities; and involved a member of the MSU community, occurred at a University-sponsored event, or on University property.


1. Call the MSU Police Department at (517) 355-2221


Call the Office of Institutional Equity at (517) 353-3922.


2. Report online at oie.msu.edu

3. Be sure to provide all the information that was shared with you.


  • Participate in events connected with the MSU It's On Us campaign and consider offering extra credit to students who attend.

  • Include information about reporting and resources on your syllabus.

  • Follow us on Facebook: ItsOnUsMSU

  • Learn about other ways to volunteer.

  • MSU is committed to cultivating a safe and inclusive campus community. Learn about Our Commitment.

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