University of Michigan exploring unarmed non-police force after union talks

Graduate Employees Organization begins strike on University of Michigan campus

Members of the University of Michigan Graduate Employees Organization demonstrate across campus on the first day of their strike in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.Jacob Hamilton |

ANN ARBOR, MI - One result of the prolonged graduate instructor strike is the University of Michigan exploring the creation on an unarmed, non-police response force.

UM President Santa Ono agreed to make a statement in support of an “unarmed, non-police emergency response program available to members of the (university) community,” according to spokesman Rick Fitzgerald.

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