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Questions? Need help? Email here or call:
301.405.1142

Questions? Need help?
Email here or call: 301.405.1142

The Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct

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BACKGROUND

The University of Maryland, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) was founded in March 2014 and was preceded by an independent assessment of the University’s response to sexual misconduct and recommendations made to President Loh by the Joint President/Senate Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures Task Force (Task Force) in August 2013.

MISSION

Broadly, the mission is to support the University’s commitment to a working and learning environment free from sexual misconduct and discrimination. OCRSM is responsible for overseeing and implementing the University’s compliance with Title IX as well as other federal and state civil rights laws and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate UMD’s compliance with Title IX, including:

  • Grievance procedures for resolving Title IX (sexual misconduct and sex discrimination) complaints.
  • Monitoring outcomes, identifying and addressing any patterns, and assessing effects on the campus climate,
  • Collection and analysis of information from an annual climate survey,
  • Assess, respond and investigate complaints of sexual misconduct and discrimination,
  • Develop and conduct compliance, policy and prevention training for faculty, staff and students,
  • Promote a UMD specific sexual misconduct awareness campaign, and
  • Organize and facilitates campus wide awareness events.
Reporting
Reporting Options

Prompt reporting is encouraged. Persons may report allegations of sexual misconduct at any time, and are encouraged to report promptly in order to maximize the University’s ability to obtain evidence, identify potential witnesses and conduct a thorough, prompt, and impartial investigation.


UMD Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

Phone: 301-405-1142
Email: titleixcoordinator@umd.edu


UMD Resident Student Life – Office of Rights & Responsibilities


Phone: 301-314-7598
http://www.reslife.umd.edu/rights


UMD Office of Student Conduct

Phone: 301-314-8204
https://www.studentconduct.umd.edu


Reporting Obligations

Reporting Obligations of Responsible University Employees

Federal law and UMD Policy requires that the Title IX Officer receive notice of all reports of sexual misconduct. This means that all disclosures of different types of sexual misconduct shared with a "Responsible University Employee," must be reported to the Title IX Office at titleixcoordinator@umd.edu.

A responsible employee includes all University administrators, supervisors, faculty members, law enforcement, coaches, trainers, and resident assistants. It also includes individuals who are perceived as having the authority or duty to take action or to report sexual misconduct to the University. A Responsible University Employee who receives a report of sexual misconduct must promptly notify the Title IX Officer of the report.

The Title IX Officer will work collaboratively with the reporting entity, and operates with discretion to maintain the privacy of all persons involved.

Contact Us

Address: 3101 Susquehanna Hall, 4200 Lehigh Rd, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Tel: 301.405.1142
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Resources

On Campus

small logo for Raise Your Voice.Raise Your Voice

logo for Raise Your Voice.The Raise Your Voice website provides one easy-to-navigate source of information about University resources, services, policies, and other necessary information regarding sexual assault prevention and sexual misconduct. You'll also find links to pertinent resources from other relevant University offices.

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logo for CARE.Your well-being and healing is our priority. CARE keeps information private and confidential. You can tell us as much or as little as you want to; you can even be anonymous.

  • UMD Health Center: 301.314.2222
  • CARE 24 hour Resource Line/Text: 301.741.3442

Counseling Center

If you are interested in speaking individually with a counselor or arranging for a safe and supportive facilitated discussion for your group, please call the Counseling Center.

Behavioral Health Services

There are times when students struggle and we can help if you are seeking support.

Faculty Staff Assistance
Program (FSAP)

Our goal is to provide professional and timely services to UMCP faculty and staff.


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