Michigan State University President Calls for Vigilance Against Sexual Assault

As the new academic gets underway, Michigan State University president Anna K. Simon sent an email of all faculty and staff at the university reminding them of their obligations to report sexual assaults.

“The University strives to offer a safe and supportive learning and working environment for all individuals,” Simon wrote. “In support of that goal, the University has reporting protocols for its employees with respect to certain conduct. As we begin the start of another academic year, I write to remind University employees about the reporting protocols for suspected child abuse, child pornography, and allegations of sexual assault.”

Simon said in her email that MSU’s reporting protocols are “straightforward.” She outlined them as follows:

Suspected Child Abuse: If, in your position at MSU, you suspect a child may be abused or neglected, you must contact the MSU Police Department immediately.

Sexual Assault: If you receive an allegation of sexual assault related to a member of the University community (faculty, staff or student), you must report the alleged assault to the MSU Police Department and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

Child Pornography: If you become aware of suspected child pornography on MSU IT Resources, you must contact the MSU Police Department immediately.

Filed Under: Sexual Assault/Harassment

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