Have you experienced or witnessed discrimination during your time at Central Michigan University or in the surrounding community?  

Do you have a positive story about the changes you are making in your daily life or your community to interrupt and counter discrimination?

Video credit: Lindsay Gerber, Grand Central Magazine


Is your story about POLICE discrimination? Learn and share at our police stories project.  Please share all other stories through the form below.


Why we need your voice

We would like to hear your story so that we can work to make our campus and community a safe, fair, and friendly place for all of us.  We collect and (anonymously) share stories that you send to us to raise awareness about the diverse experiences people have at and around CMU.  Here are some of the ways we may use the details of your story (anonymously):

  • Posters
  • Performances (monologues, skits)
  • Videos (read by actors)
  • Reports

You may leave your details if you would welcome a follow-up from us, or you can leave stories anonymously.

Want accountability?

While stories you share with us do not result in official reports or complaints, some acts of discrimination are illegal or constitute violations of CMU codes of conduct. Please consider the following options for reporting discrimination:

At the university: Central Michigan University prohibits acts that discriminate against any university community member(s) through inappropriate limitation of access to, or participation in, educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight. Moreover, the university's Sexual Misconduct Policy expressly prohibits dating violence, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, stalking, and retaliation. To report any misconduct, you can file a complaint with the CMU Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity.  

In the community: Anyone in Isabella County who believes that they have been discriminated against on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, height, familial status, weight, or disability status may file a formal Incident Report with the Human Rights Committee.