University of Michigan providing counseling services related to Dr. Anderson, Provost Philbert

Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 20:58:56-05

(WXYZ) — The University of Michigan announced Thursday it will offer free, confidential counseling to those who were affected by sexual misconduct from the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson and former Provost Martin Philbert.

According to the university, they partnered with Praesidium, a national firm with extensive experience for the counseling.

"We want these individuals to get the assistance and support they need to facilitate the healing process," U-M President Mark Schlissel said.

Those people who would like to get counseling are asked to call Praesidium at 888-961-9273 to learn more about how to access the services.

People seeking to report alleged misconduct by Anderson are encouraged to call a new dedicated call center at 855-336-5900. The call center will be staffed 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Those seeking to report alleged misconduct by Philbert should continue to call the U-M Compliance Hotline at 866-990-0111. The hotline is staffed 24/7.

Matters related to Dr. Anderson:
Steptoe & Johnson
Phone: 202-419-5162

Matters related to Provost Philbert:
Wilmer Hale
Phone: 202-820-8053