Important Updates

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the most up-to-date guidance.

Effective September 14, 2021 the Children on Campus policy has been expanded to include all study team members who interact with children as research participants.

Mandated Reporters

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Michigan’s Child Protection Law, MCL § 722.621, et seq., designates individuals in certain occupations and professions as mandated reporters. Mandated reporters include anyone in the following occupations.  A more complete listing is available at

Physician Physician Assistant Dental Hygienist
Medical Examiner Nurse EMT
Audiologist Psychologist Therapist
Counselor Social Worker Social Services Worker
Friend of the Court School Administrator Teacher
Law Enforcement Clergy Child Care Provider

University faculty, staff, or students who are working with minors in their professional or official capacity and who have questions about whether they may be considered mandated reporters under
Michigan law should contact their supervisor, dean, or vice president, or the program administrator. The Office of  the Vice President and General Counsel is also available to provide advice.

Mandated reporters must immediately report known or suspected mental or physical abuse or neglect of a child made known to them in their professional or official capacity directly to the State of Michigan Department of Human Services