The union that represents this university’s workers filed the complaint in July.
UMD expects the precautionary measure will allow students to resume in-person activities Oct. 2.
“We’re happy and eager to have discussions," the system's chancellor said.
Flexible meeting and work times were the most common type of support received.
The GSG also passed a resolution calling for better allocation of graduate student fees.
"You’re trying to manage all your own feelings and fears ... while also trying to keep their world and their lives and their experiences as normal as possible.”
They're calling on local, state and national officials to help.
The task force will review the department’s operations, including hiring, training and use of force policies.
Laffin will be assuming the office of current GSG President Annie Rappeport.
The plan includes hosting a series of “Community Conversations.”