The University of Michigan’s Title IX coordinator, Elizabeth Seney, will begin offering remote office hours to respond to questions or hear feedback on how the university responds to reports of sexual or gender-based misconduct.

The twice-monthly sessions will begin Jan. 18, and each session will run for 90 minutes, starting at 1 p.m.

Faculty, staff and students may schedule time by logging in with their U-M credentials and selecting a time slot. The Title IX coordinator is part of the university’s Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office.

“We want to make our office — and this position specifically — as accessible as possible to all members of the university community,” said Tamiko Strickman, executive director of ECRT.

As Title IX coordinator, Seney is responsible for the university’s compliance with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives funding from the federal government.

More broadly, she also handles matters relating to sexual and gender-based misconduct and discrimination, and serves as sexual and gender-based misconduct director of ECRT. Much of her time is focused on misconduct prevention efforts and overseeing responses to complaints, including investigations.

“I believe adding remote office hours is another way for me and my colleagues to engage our community, answer any questions individuals may have and live up to our commitment to making our community safer for everyone,” Seney said.

This article originally appeared in the January 12, 2022 edition of The University Record