University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence

The University of Michigan has revised its student sexual misconduct policy and procedures to include an in-person hearing where students involved in sexual misconduct investigations have the opportunity to ask questions of each other and witnesses.

The update to the policy follows a recent ruling of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that states when credibility is at issue in student sexual misconduct cases, a public university must give the accused student an in-person hearing with the opportunity for the accused student or their adviser to question the other party and witnesses.

U-M’s updated policy includes an in-person hearing facilitated by a trained hearing officer.

 

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