Track Our Progress

Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff is committed to ensuring the actions MSU will take are fully responsive to the steps outlined in the agreements with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We must continue to improve the effectiveness of investigations and experiences of individuals under the RVSM and anti-discrimination policies. Together, we will move forward in the best interests of MSU and the communities we serve.

Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.

The information below will be updated monthly to track MSU’s progress on the federal requirements. Specific details are available in the compliance scorecards developed by the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance.

 

Compliance Scorecards

Compliance with Federal Reviews as of February 2024


Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Progress Report

We remain steadfast in our commitment to cultivating a safe and inclusive university community characterized by care and respect for others.

Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.
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An oversight committee, reporting directly to President Woodruff, is responsible for working with the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance to make recommendations for completing the federal requirements, coordinating with leadership, monitoring the implementation and providing regular updates to the president. The committee meets monthly to review the compliance scorecards.

 Members of the committee are:

  • Marilyn Tarrant, committee chair and associate vice president for the Office of Audit Risk and Compliance
  • Michael Brown, university physician and director of the Student Health Center
  • Rebecca Campbell, co-chair of the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup, psychology professor and special adviser to the president on RVSM issues
  • Andrea Munford, co-chair of the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup, deputy chief of the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety and special adviser to the president on RVSM issues
  • Shannon Torres, assistant general counsel

The agreement is the result of a review of the Campus Crime Program. It requires several enhancements MSU will implement to improve Clery Act compliance.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, signed in 1990, is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The U.S. Department of Education conducts reviews to evaluate an institution's compliance with the Clery Act requirements.

The review found the university violated Title IX in its handling of the Larry Nassar and William Strampel cases. A letter of findings and resolution agreement lay out actions the university must take.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring equal access to education and to promoting educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. The office oversees the implementation Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

MSU was reviewed for compliance with Title IX and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The agreed-upon revisions further enhance the many protection and policy improvements MSU has made since Nassar’s arrest.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights enforces federal civil rights laws, conscience and religious freedom laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules and the Patient Safety Act and Rule, which together protect fundamental rights of nondiscrimination, conscience, religious freedom and health information privacy.

Other Inquiries and Investigations

Michigan House of Representatives
In March 2018, the university’s legal representation sent a response to Chairwoman LaSata and Chairman Kesto following an information request related to “the university’s handling of the Larry Nassar case, the university’s Title IX policies and procedures, and other related matters.”

U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security
Over the course of 2018, the university sent the subcommittee several requested documents and answers to specific questions. Former president Lou Anna K. Simon testified before the subcommittee in June 2018. Then-interim president John Engler appeared before the committee in July 2018.