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Responding to Sexual Misconduct Abroad

The University Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) stipulates that faculty and staff are "responsible employees" (formerly called mandatory reporters). If you learn that sexual misconduct - defined as sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexual exploitation - has occurred on your education abroad program, you are required to report this to MSU. You may read more about filing a report on the Office of Institutional Equity webpage.

You may report by calling the MSU 24/7 International Assistance Line (1-517-353-3784), and the Office for Global Health, Safety, and Security will work with you to report to the MSU Police and the Office of Institutional Equity as required by the University RVSM policy.

Remember that a survivor may feel a variety of emotions after experiencing sexual misconduct. It is important that the survivor understands that what happened is not their fault. We encourage program directors to review our page on Sexual Misconduct & Study Abroad and the MSU Center for Survivors for information on how to support survivors.