Meetings with Survivors


Thank you to all who attended, either in person or via the Zoom call, the meetings with survivors of sexual assault.

I want to reiterate my appreciation for each of the survivors’ willingness to engage with the conversations. By sharing their thoughts, concerns, frustrations, and knowledge I learned a great deal.

What I heard most were calls for action — to make sure Michigan State does everything possible to prevent sexual assault, and to assist those affected by it in a trauma informed and supportive response — and we will.

With this input and the results from the Know More campus survey, I will work with the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup and presidential advisers Dr. Rebecca Campbell and Lt. Andrea Munford to draft a plan addressing the concerns we heard and to better prevent and respond to RVSM issues.