The Ombuds Office at Michigan Technological University provides informal mediation services for members of the Michigan Tech academic community. The Ombuds Office provides services to help individuals resolve their concerns fairly and informally. Informal conflict resolution services are intended to be employed prior to initiating any formal grievance procedures. The Ombuds Office does not involve itself in issues specifically addressed by collective bargaining agreements for employees who are represented by labor unions.
The Department of Public Safety and Police Services is staffed by trained, certified state of Michigan police officers who have full law enforcement authority (including the power of arrest) throughout Houghton County. The department is staffed and operates twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.
The Human Resources Department (HR) at Michigan Tech is committed to providing outstanding professional services. We support the rich cultural diversity of the University members and all the communities that we serve.
Michigan Technological University maintains a full-time Veteran Services Office to coordinate services available to incoming and presently enrolled veterans. To inquire about what services are available to veterans, please call (906) 487-2319 or email
Michigan Technological University has selected Lighthouse Services to provide you with a confidential and anonymous way to report activities that may involve fraud, misconduct, or violations of Michigan Tech policy. Reports submitted via Lighthouse Services will be handled as promptly and discreetly as possible, with facts made available only to those who need to know to investigate and resolve the matter. Lighthouse Services and the University are committed to safeguarding the confidentiality of individuals who submit reports.
Counseling and Wellness Services is located on the third floor of the Administration Building. Academic and personal counseling services are available to all Michigan Tech undergraduate and graduate students.
It is critical that our campus and community recognize, appreciate, and take full advantage of the value that diversity brings to learning, research, and personal and economic development. We invite you to join Michigan Tech in creating a diverse and inclusive university that graduates students who are truly prepared intellectually, personally, and socially to create the future in a national and global society.
The Safe Place Ally Training Program educates faculty and staff about GLBTQ identities, the needs of GLBTQ students, the coming-out process, ways to create an inclusive classroom environment, the harassment reporting process, and the resources available on and off campus.
Keweenaw Pride is a friendly, open, dynamic group of (mostly) undergrads, but also grad students, Michigan Tech staff, and local community members. Much of our focus is devoted to helping young students succeed through what is often the most challenging time of their lives. However, we welcome all—straight or queer—who wish to show support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people and issues.