Title IX

News and Events

State of Michigan New Confidential, 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline

The hotline will "provide crisis support and referrals to survivors and their friends and family".  The launch was announced by Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder. The hotline number is 1-855-VOICES4 (1-855-864-2374).  For more information, please visit the State of Michigan's "Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" Resources page.

Teal Takeover on Wednesday, September 19

September 19 is the fourth anniversary of It's On Us. Order of Omega is raising awareness for It's On Us and supporting survivors by hosting a TEAL TAKEOVER.  Order of Omega will be handing out teal ribbons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Library. Wear teal that day to show your support.

5th Annual "Ride Against Abuse" on Monday, October 1, 2018 beginning at 6 PM

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter holds this event annually to create an awareness of Domestic Violence. The motorcycle ride will start in Calumet, follow M-26 through Lake Linden, Hancock, and Houghton, and end at the Chutes and Ladders parking lot. Please feel free to participate in the ride or line up along the route to show your support! Please see the event poster for more information, or follow the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home on Facebook for other events and programming opportunities.


Ride Against Abuse poster

Michigan Tech representatives attending the 4th Annual Let's End Sexual Assault Summit

The summit takes place on Monday, September 24 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.  The mission stated on the Let's End Campus Sexual Assault website states,

"Campus sexual assault has been a long standing and often overlooked problem both in Michigan and across the country. Many believe sexual assault won't happen to them, to someone they know or be committed by someone they know. It is common to think sexual assault isn't happening where I am, when in reality it can happen to anyone. The “Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” initiative brings together university officials, students, law enforcement, stakeholders and legislators for a discussion on how we can inform students, empower survivors and bystanders, and prevent sexual assault on campuses."

Crisis Intervention Training was held on Saturday, June 30

Dial Help was at the Portage Lake District Library and conducted a training to teach how to support someone in crisis.Crisis Intervention Training info image

Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force took place on Thursday, January 25, 2018

The recently re-established Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force (UPHTTF) teamed with the Department of Justice and Michigan State Police to bring Human Trafficking Community Awareness to the UP during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking occurs anywhere there is vulnerability and hides in plain sight. Faculty, staff, students and community members were invited to an open session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2018 in MUB Ballroom B. Read more information in the December 14 Tech Today article or view the Human Trafficking Task Force poster.

Poster for Human Trafficking event

MCEDSV Training and Presentations took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) came to campus on Wednesday, August 23.  There was an "Open Campus Session" from 4 - 5 p.m. in the MUB Alumni Lounge.  Please view the schedule and agenda for more information about the Title IX Training that they provided.

Crisis Intervention Training took place on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Portage Lake District Library

Please call Dial Help at 906-482-9077 to register.

Crisis Intervention poster

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

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 p.m. on campus. Through discussion, support and education we can help one another. 

If you would like more information or meeting information such as date and location, please contact Melissa Maijala at Dial Help Inc. using one of the following methods:  call 1-800-562-7622, text 906-35(NEEDS), or email mmaijala@dialhelp.org.

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

Take the Pledge and stand up against sexual violence:  http://www.itsonus.org

Preview image for Michigan Tech's

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

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.