SPH Office for Student Engagement and Practice

The Office for Student Engagement and Practice for the school advises students, staff, and faculty on matters related to diversity, discrimination, diversity related disputes, and provides information about University policies and procedures related to diversity; makes referrals; and provides diversity resources when appropriate. Also the Office for Student Engagement and Practice works closely with students, faculty, and staff to create diversity programming at the school that demonstrates an inclusive climate and educates the SPH Community. Contact us.

Confidential Counseling

The University of Michigan offers a variety of counseling services for its students, faculty and staff who wish to discuss their concerns in a confidential and safe environment. Confidential counseling is an excellent resource if you are not sure that what you have experienced constitutes discrimination and/or you would like to consult with someone confidentially to sort out what you have experienced and options for addressing the matter, should you choose to take action.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) services are free, confidential, and available to currently enrolled students. Services include:

  • Brief counseling for individuals, couples and groups
  • Consultation to students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Assistance with referrals to community resources
  • Crisis interventions

Office of the Ombuds is a place where student questions, complaints and concerns about the functioning of the University can be discussed confidentially in a safe environment. The Office offers informal dispute resolution services, provides resources and referrals, and helps students consider the options available to them.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) is a University of Michigan program that offers a number of services designed to help staff, faculty, and their immediate family members with personal difficulties encountered at both work and home. A student, who is also an University employee (i.e., a GSI/GSSA/GSRA) is eligible for assistance from FASAP. All FASAP services are free of charge and confidential. Services include:

  • Short-term counseling services to all staff, faculty, and their immediate family members on personal, emotional, family and work place issues
  • Personalized coaching services to assist with achieving professional or personal goals such as overcoming procrastination, improving work
  • Organization and completion of specific projects
  • Critical incident, trauma and grief counseling

Spectrum Center provides education, information, and advocacy services for an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.

Additional Support Resources

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.