University of Michigan developing new policy on sexual misconduct
The University of Michigan plans to develop a new policy on sexual misconduct this winter, The Michigan Daily reported.
The plan to craft a permanent policy follows the implementation of an interim policy put in place this summer that lowers the standard of evidence needed for investigation allegations of sexual misconduct.
The interim policy requires “a preponderance of the evidence” to move forward with an investigation. The previous policy required “clear and convincing evidence” that misconduct had occurred.