Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct
Questions? Need help? Email here or call:
Questions? Need help?
Email here or call: 301.405.1142
Posted February 2, 2016

OCRSM New Location

The Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct has moved to 4113 Susquehanna Hall.

Student Sexual Misconduct Report

Posted April 6, 2016

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) occurs annually in April to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Celebrating its 15th anniversary with the theme “Prevention is possible,” this campaign promotes actions that individuals and communities can take to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual assault before it happens.

In honor of SAAM, OCRSM is sponsoring the following campus events and activities:

A Brief Video Review for Students

Take just 8 minutes to review some important information about sexual misconduct, how you can help prevent it here at the University of Maryland, and the resources available to you on campus for reporting and getting the support you need. Click here to watch.

Survivor Monologues: A night of Discussion and poetry for survivors and advocates

  • Thursday, April 28th, 6pm - 8pm
  • Bussboy and Poets

An open-mic/spoken word night to allow sexual violence survivors and advocates to share their stories. There will be a particular emphasis on stories that focus on the intersection of sexual violence and race.

Click here to learn more about Sexual Assault Events on Campus

Student Sexual Misconduct Report

Posted November 4, 2015

Student Sexual Misconduct Report

This report captures data compiled for the 2015 academic year at the University of Maryland. (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

Rule of Thumb Pledge

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On Campus

CARECARE to Stop Violence

CAREYour well-being and healing is our priority. CARE keeps information private and confidential. You can tell us as much or as little as you want to; you can even be anonymous.

  • UMD Health Center: 301.314.2222
  • CARE 24 hour Resource Line/Text: 301.741.3442

Counseling Center

If you are interested in speaking individually with a counselor or arranging for a safe and supportive facilitated discussion for your group, please call the Counseling Center.

Mental Health Center

There are times when students struggle and we can help if you are seeking support.

Faculty Staff Assistance
Program (FSAP)

Our goal is to provide professional and timely services to UMCP faculty and staff.

Tom Ruggieri

Joan Bellsey

Off Campus



Reporting Options

Prompt reporting is encouraged. Persons may report allegations of sexual misconduct at any time, and are encouraged to report promptly in order to maximize the University’s ability to obtain evidence, identify potential witnesses and conduct a thorough, prompt, and impartial investigation.

UMD Office of Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence (Title IX Office)


UMD Resident Student Life – Office of Rights & Responsibilities



UMD Office of Student Conduct



Reporting Obligations

Reporting Obligations of Responsible University Employees

Federal law and UMD Policy requires that the Title IX Officer receive notice of all reports of sexual misconduct. This means that all disclosures of different types of sexual misconduct shared with a "Responsible University Employee," must be reported to the Title IX Office.

A responsible employee includes all University administrators, supervisors, faculty members, law enforcement, coaches, trainers, and resident assistants. It also includes individuals who are perceived as having the authority or duty to take action or to report sexual misconduct to the University. A Responsible University Employee who receives a report of sexual misconduct must promptly notify the Title IX Officer of the report.

The Title IX Officer will work collaboratively with the reporting entity, and operates with discretion to maintain the privacy of all persons involved.

Online Reporting

Calendar of Events

Click on the calendar icon to the right to view community events. If you have a related event to add, please send a request here.

Online Training