During that time, Nassar treated young gymnasts and campus athletes, with complaints against the doctor spanning back to the late 1990s. Many women said the university had ignored complaints against the doctor and enabled the abuse to go on for years.
"We are truly sorry to all the survivors and their families for what they have been through, and we admire the courage it has taken to tell their stories," Brian Breslin, chairman of Michigan State's governing board said.
"We recognize the need for change on our campus and in our community around sexual assault awareness and prevention."
Nassar is serving three prison sentences after pleading guilty to molesting women and girls, and being caught with child pornography.