News and Events

President Trump's administration recently rescinded a "Dear Colleague Letter" that had been issued by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education last year regarding the inclusion of transgender students in schools. Much of the attention on the previous "Dear Colleague Letter" focused on restroom usage, but the document included far-reaching guidance to make sure transgender students are fully included and welcomed at their schools, colleges, and universities.

It is important to know that Michigan Tech’s commitment to creating a safe and respectful environment for all employees and students, regardless of their gender identity or expression, is unwavering.

We have and will continue to work together as a community to create an inclusive and welcoming environment through initiatives including all gender bathrooms, open housing, discussions on inclusion in the classrooms and labs, and the opportunity to implement preferred names in campus systems wherever possible.

FAQ on the Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on Transgender Students

Speaker and Author Aspen Matis

Mark your calendar to attend speaker and author Aspen Matis on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Fisher Hall, Room 135 at 8 PM. A book signing will take place after the event.  Please download and share the Aspen Matis event poster!

Aspen is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir Girl in the Woods, published by HarperCollins in 2015. The book has been called "a powerful read” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and it made The Guardian's annual top 50 list. The New York Times named Aspen Matis “a hero.”

After being raped on her second night at college, Matis dropped out. Depressed and shocked that her school didn't believe and protect her, she sought solace in a remote wilderness; she found the Pacific Crest Trail and hiked the footpath’s entire length, over 2,000 miles from Mexico to Canada

This event is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Office of the President, Institutional Equity and Inclusion/Title IX, Student Affairs and Advancement, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series, Academic and Community Conduct, Human Resources, Housing and Residential Life, Student Health and Wellness, Athletics and Recreation, and the Panhellenic Council. 

If you have a question about this event, please contact Beth Lunde-Stockero, Title IX Coordinator, at


Michigan Technological University and "It's On Us" Campaign

Take the Pledge and stand up against sexual violence:

Michigan Tech's "It's On Us" Video

T.E.A.L (To Empower And Liberate) Support Group

This is a group that provides support to Michigan Tech Students who have experienced sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault.  (T.E.A.L Support Group poster)

This group provides support to individuals of recent or past sexual violence in a safe, non-judgmental group.  With the help of group support individuals can find understanding and help by sharing their struggles and triumphs with one another and begin to put their lives back together.

T.E.A.L meets every other Thursday from 6 - 7:30 PM starting on January 19, 2017 on campus. Through discussion, support and education we can help one another. 

If you would like more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Peggy Sullivan at Dial Help Inc. using one of the following methods:  call 1-800-562-7622, text 906-35(NEEDS), or email

Healthy Relationship Week 2016 Events:

RAD Demonstration took place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 4 - 5 PM

Stop by the Walker Lawn to preview and participate in Self-Defense tactics as taught by RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) instructors. All genders are welcome to attend this demonstration.

Sex Signals:  Took place Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in Fisher 135.

Sex Signals is a nationally known sexual assault prevention program for college students.  The program uses an unorthodox, humor-facilitated approach to examining our culture, sex, and the core issue of bystander intervention.  The program took place two times, first at 7 PM, and again at 9 PM.  Seating was first come, first seated.

Funding for this training was provided by the State of Michigan/Michigan Department of State Police Grants and Community Services Department.  Grant Number CSA-5-16 - Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.

"It's On Us" Pledge Signing and Chalking was on Thursday, September 15 from 11 am - 1 pm.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 at the Husky Circle, Michigan Tech and Dial Help held a sexual violence prevention awareness campaign event that included distribution of resource information and an "It’s On Us" signature event. Stop by and take the “It’s On Us” pledge to stand up against sexual violence. In the event of inclement weather, this event would have been held on Friday, September 16.

Coffee Sleeves for Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness

On Thursday, September 15, coffee shops on college campuses across the country, including ours thanks to Dining Services, replaced their regular coffee sleeves with #TalkToRAINN coffee sleeves, featuring the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and


National Science Foundation Will Not Tolerate Harassment at Grantee Institutions

NASA Administrator Communicates Harassment Policies to Grantees

ItsOnUs Presentation by Reyna Bennett to the Title IX Awareness Committee

Domestic Violence Support Group:  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, our support group can help. 

Michigan’s 15 Public Universities Address Sexual Assault
Michigan’s public universities are addressing the problem of sexual violence, including sexual assault, in our society and on our campuses, and continue to refine policies and procedures to prevent and address it. Read here.