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CCRT Description

The CCRT is a collaborative partnership of U-M community members that serve in an advisory capacity to the U-M President to assist in improving policies and practices for addressing campus sexual misconduct. With membership representing students, faculty and staff and other key stakeholders from all three U-M campuses, the CCRT is charged with assessing, planning, and making recommendations to enhance campus prevention and response efforts.


The mission of the CCRT is to identify the diverse needs of the University of Michigan community with respect to addressing sexual misconduct; to facilitate communication and understanding of campus policies and practices across campus units and community partners; to research and explore best practices in sexual misconduct prevention and intervention; to identify opportunities for improving the University’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct; and to develop and communicate recommendations to the University President.


The CCRT was created as the result of the settlement of a class action lawsuit involving University students who alleged that the University had created an environment where they faced an increased risk of experiencing sexual misconduct. The parties to that lawsuit selected Rebecca Veidlinger, Sandy Levitsky, and Tami Strickman as Co-Leads to provide a balance of external oversight, research expertise, and institutional knowledge. The settlement documents also identify a list of individuals, campus units, and community partners who will have representation on the CCRT, and give the Co-Leads the discretion to add additional members to the CCRT from the community.

I welcome the new voices that the Coordinated Community Response Team brings to our efforts to address sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan. Bringing novel perspectives to the table opens up real possibilities for innovation and inspiration, so we can make our community a safe place to work, live, and learn.
Santa J. Ono
President, University of Michigan


Rebecca Veidlinger Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger

Title IX Attorney and Consultant (external advisor)

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Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger specializes in Title IX and the institutional response to gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
Sandra Levitsky

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

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Sandra Levitsky’s research focuses on gender, American social policy, political mobilization, and the relationship between law and social change.
Tamiko Strickman Tamiko Strickman

Special Advisor to the President and Executive Director, Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office

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Tami Strickman is responsible for supporting the university’s efforts to comply with federal and state civil rights, including Title IX.

Program Manager

Jennifer Ohren
Jennifer Ohren

Jennifer Ohren serves as the CCRT Program Manager. She is responsible for the administrative aspects of the committee, including planning, coordination, and collaborating with the co-leads, co-chairs, working groups and the full CCRT committee.


The following units and groups have one or more members on the CCRT.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
  • Director SAPAC (Ann Arbor)
  • Representative from SAPAC (Ann Arbor)
  • Representative from SAPAC-affiliate for Dearborn Campus
  • Representative from SAPAC-affiliate for Flint Campus
Prevention, Education, Assistance & Resources (PEAR)
Title IX Coordinators
  • UM-Ann Arbor
  • UM-Dearborn
  • UM-Flint
Michigan Medicine
  • Faculty representative, with teaching and clinical responsibilities and experience addresssing issues related to sexual harassment and/or DEI
  • Representative with expertise in sexual trauma (e.g., Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner or a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Center for the Education of Women
Division of Public Safety & Security
Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
Academic Human Resources
Human Resources
UM-Dearborn faculty or staff
UM-Flint faculty or staff
Current U-M students
  • 3 appointed by the Central Student Government
  • 1 appointed by Dearborn Student Government
  • 1 appointed by Flint Student Government
  • 1 Graduate Student Union representative
  • 1 Spectrum Center student representative
Faculty or staff representative whose focus is on respondents’ rights
Representative of survivors of sexual misconduct
Athletic Department
Dean of Students’ Respondent Support Program
Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office
SafeHouse Center

Named Members

Based on their expertise in sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and related subjects, the following individuals are members of the CCRT.

Professor Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Professor Lilia Cortina
Professor Rich Tolman
Dr. David Brown