The CCRT is a collaborative partnership of U-M community members that serve in an advisory capacity to the U-M President to assist in improving policies and practices for addressing campus sexual misconduct. With membership representing students, faculty and staff and other key stakeholders from all three U-M campuses, the CCRT is charged with assessing, planning, and making recommendations to enhance campus prevention and response efforts.
The mission of the CCRT is to identify the diverse needs of the University of Michigan community with respect to addressing sexual misconduct; to facilitate communication and understanding of campus policies and practices across campus units and community partners; to research and explore best practices in sexual misconduct prevention and intervention; to identify opportunities for improving the University’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct; and to develop and communicate recommendations to the University President.
The CCRT was created as the result of the settlement of a class action lawsuit involving University students who alleged that the University had created an environment where they faced an increased risk of experiencing sexual misconduct. The parties to that lawsuit selected Rebecca Veidlinger, Sandy Levitsky, and Tami Strickman as Co-Leads to provide a balance of external oversight, research expertise, and institutional knowledge. The settlement documents also identify a list of individuals, campus units, and community partners who will have representation on the CCRT, and give the Co-Leads the discretion to add additional members to the CCRT from the community.
Title IX Attorney and Consultant (external advisor)
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Special Advisor to the President and Executive Director, Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office
Jennifer Ohren serves as the CCRT Program Manager. She is responsible for the administrative aspects of the committee, including planning, coordination, and collaborating with the co-leads, co-chairs, working groups and the full CCRT committee.
The following units and groups have one or more members on the CCRT.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
- Director SAPAC (Ann Arbor)
- Representative from SAPAC (Ann Arbor)
- Representative from SAPAC-affiliate for Dearborn Campus
- Representative from SAPAC-affiliate for Flint Campus
Prevention, Education, Assistance & Resources (PEAR)
Title IX Coordinators
- UM-Ann Arbor
- Faculty representative, with teaching and clinical responsibilities and experience addresssing issues related to sexual harassment and/or DEI
- Representative with expertise in sexual trauma (e.g., Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner or a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Center for the Education of Women
Division of Public Safety & Security
Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
Academic Human Resources
UM-Dearborn faculty or staff
UM-Flint faculty or staff
Current U-M students
- 3 appointed by the Central Student Government
- 1 appointed by Dearborn Student Government
- 1 appointed by Flint Student Government
- 1 Graduate Student Union representative
- 1 Spectrum Center student representative
Faculty or staff representative whose focus is on respondents’ rights
Representative of survivors of sexual misconduct
Dean of Students’ Respondent Support Program
Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office
Based on their expertise in sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and related subjects, the following individuals are members of the CCRT.