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Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct Policy For Students of Michigan Technological University

Guiding Principles

Sexual and/or relationship misconduct have been identified as national problems that significantly impact college and university students. Federal and state laws place requirements upon colleges and universities to address issues of sexual and/or relationship misconduct. The University is committed to educating students, faculty, and staff about this topic; and to working with the University and surrounding community's resources to offer as great a variety of services as possible. 

The University’s Student Code of Community Conduct expressly prohibits sexual and/or relationship misconduct. Sexual and/or relationship misconduct includes sexual harassment; sexual violence; sexual exploitation; intimate partner violence and stalking These terms are defined under Prohibited Conduct.

Sexual and/or relationship misconduct can be carried out by University employees, fellow students, students from other schools, or third parties. When an allegation of sexual and/or relationship misconduct is brought forward, the University will take thorough, reliable, impartial, and fair steps to investigate in a prompt, effective, and equitable manner. If found to have occurred, the University will take steps to remedy the sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, whether or not the sexual misconduct is the subject of a criminal investigation. 

Retaliation against a Complainant, Respondent, or any individual or group of individuals involved in the complaint, investigation, and/or resolution of an allegation of a violation of University policy is strictly prohibited. Any complaint regarding retaliation should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Academic and Community Conduct and/or Public Safety and Police Services.

 This policy is supported by the Procedure for Addressing Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct Allegations Against Students.

Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct Policy For Students of Michigan Technological University (PDF Viewer)

History: Revised August 1, 2005; August 1, 2006; August 1, 2007; August 1; 2008; August 1, 2009; August 1, 2010; September 3, 2013; August 1, 2014; January 21, 2015; March 27, 2015; July 1, 2015; August 15, 2016; August 1, 2017