Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal funds. It states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include gender discrimination, pregnant and parenting discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Click on the images below to view the Title IX and Violence Against Women Act brochures:
How to Report
For an Emergency: 911
To officially report an incident of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault/violence, you may contact the Title IX Coordinator, Beth Lunde at firstname.lastname@example.org, 906-487-3310, 306 Administration Building or Public Safety and Police Services at 906-487-2216. If you are a student, you may also choose to report to the Office of Academic and Community Conduct.
Protective measures for complainant are available whether a complainant chooses to report to local and/or campus law enforcement, and irrespective of whether a complainant pursues a formal complaint through the sexual and/or relationship misconduct process.
The Title IX Coordinator will offer assistance to the complainant in the form of interim or long-term measures such as opportunities for academic accommodations; changes in housing for the complainant or the responding student; visa and immigration assistance; changes in working situations; and other assistance as may be appropriate and available on campus or in the community (such as no contact orders, campus escorts, transportation assistance, targeted interventions, etc.).
If the complainant so desires, that individual will be connected with a counselor on- or off-campus, as well as an on- or off-campus victim's advocate.
No complainant is required to take advantage of these services and resources, but Michigan Tech provides them in the hopes of offering help and support without condition or qualification.
Private Reporting Resources - These resources are those from who you can expect to have complaints/incidents to be taken seriously and to have those complaints/incidents investigated and properly resolved. This means only people who need to know will be told and information will be shared only as necessary.
- Title IX Coordinator, Beth Lunde: email@example.com, 906-487-3310, 306 Administration Building
- Public Safety and Police Services: 906-487-2216
- Office of Academic and Community Conduct: 906-487-2951
- Tip Line: Members of the Michigan Tech community may report items of concern using the anonymous tip form.
- Harassment Reporting Form- For Michigan Tech Students
- Local Health Care - LifePoint Health/UP Health System - Portage, LifePoint Health/UP Health System - University Center, Aspirus Clinic
A complainant has the option to notify law enforcement directly, or to be assisted in doing so by campus authorities. If requested, campus officials can facilitate reporting to campus or local law enforcement, but may also respect a complainant's request not to do so.
Please note that as required by law, we must notify Public Safety and Police Services when sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault occurs, without providing identifying information about the incident, unless a complainant wishes that information to be shared, or an emergency required disclosure.
Confidential Assistance and Online Resources
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence
University Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities:
Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of complaint procedures for faculty, staff, students, and other members of the University community. For assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (906) 487-3310.
- The Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Coordinators are responsible for Title IX assistance for matters involving students. The Coordinators provide information about policy and procedures, resources and support, Public Safety and Police Services, and the Office of Academic and Community Conduct.
- If you have complaints regarding gender equity in Michigan Tech athletics and recreation, contact the Director of Athletics and Recreation, who is responsible for monitoring and oversight of this area for coaches, staff, student-athletes, and students. Incidents that involve sexual harassment/sexual violence will be referred to the University Title IX Coordinator.
For Faculty, Staff, and Visitors
- If you have a complaint against a Michigan Tech faculty or staff member or visitor, you should contact Institutional Equity and Inclusion. The Associate Director is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, and administration of the complaint procedure for all complaints against faculty, staff, and visitors, including those complaints filed by students.
Want to Get Involved?
If you would like to get involved in assisting us with initiatives and strategies for addressing gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence contact Beth Lunde at email@example.com or call 906-487-3310.