ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is creating a new office dedicated to investigating sexual misconduct claims, which will provide support to victims and offer education to the campus community.
The office will have a broad portfolio, including to address civil rights issues and other discrimination.
Separately, supervisors will be prohibited from starting a romantic relationship with subordinates.
The university has been rocked by sexual misconduct scandals involving a senior official and a longtime doctor.
The new, much larger office will replace the Office for Institutional Equity.
President Mark Schlissel says the goal is to have a campus where students and staff feel safe and can thrive.