External Reporting Options

In addition to reporting incidents internally to the Office of Institutional Equity, individuals may report incidents to the external agencies below.

Students who believe they are a victim of sex-based discrimination in an educational program at MSU may file a complaint under Title IX with the regional enforcement office of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at the following address:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 325
Cleveland, OH 44115-18112
(216) 522-4970
ocr.cleveland@ed.gov

Faculty and staff may file complaints under: 

  • Title IX with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, in certain circumstances
  • Title VII with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Detroit Field Office
Patrick V. McNamara Building 
477 Michigan Avenue, Room 865
Detroit, MI 48226
(800) 669-4000

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
3054 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 3-600
(313) 456-3700
MDCRServiceCenter@michigan.gov