Title IX

Awareness and Training

In an effort to reduce the risk of gender discrimination, and sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual violence, including the crimes of rape, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence occurring among students and employees, Michigan Tech utilizes a range of campaigns, strategies, and initiatives to promote awareness, education, risk reduction, and prevention programming and training.

Programs and campaigns offered throughout the year include strong messages regarding not just awareness, but also primary prevention, bystander intervention, and discussions concerning institutional policies on sexual and/or relationship misconduct and sex/gender discrimination. Programs also offer information on risk reduction that strives to empower victims, how to recognize warning signals and how to avoid potential attacks, and do so without victim-blaming approaches.  Examples of training that take place at Michigan Tech are the Master Student-Athlete course for all new student-athletes and the Life@MichiganTech class for all new International students. All first-year students attend an in-person sexual assault prevention training program.

LawRoom Training is an example of a required educational program for all Michigan Tech employees. At the recommendation of the US Department of Education, Michigan Tech requires this online course on anti-harassment, discrimination and retaliation. This course also satisfies the federal requirement for training mandated by the Violence Against Women Act and Title IX. To access the LawRoom Training course, use the login-id and password supplied in the online training email.

Its counterpart, Campus Clarity, is required for all incoming first year, transfer and graduate students. The training is assigned during new student orientation and throughout an incoming student’s first semester.

If you are visually impaired, please work through your assigned LawRoom/Campus Clarity course with the Accessibility Mode turned on, along with a screen reader.  The courses work together with a screen reader to allow a user to participate in the interactive training and work through the modules completely and successfully.

Title IX Presentations and Workshops Available

For more information, or to reserve a presentation date, please contact:

Kirsti Arko
Title IX Coordinator
Administration Bldg. 306
E-mail: karko@mtu.edu
Telephone: 487-3310

Laura Putwen
Sexual MIsconduct Prevention Educator
Administration Bldg. 309
E-mail: lcputwen@mtu.edu
Telephone: 487-2951

Basic Title IX Information for Students

This presentation will provide an overview of the Title IX federal law, important definitions, and a summary of the university Sexual and Relationship Misconduct Policy. In addition, university and OCR reporting options and confidential and private resources will be covered This presentation will provide a lot of key information, with limited group activity. Also available in an online recorded session, with post-presentation quiz.

Basic Title IX Information for Faculty and Staff

This presentation will provide an overview of the Title IX federal law, important definitions, and a summary of the university policies on sexual harassment and discrimination. Requirements of mandated reporters will also clarified to ensure those in the audience are clear on their role. In addition, university and OCR reporting options and confidential and private resources will be covered This presentation will provide a lot of key information, with limited group activity.

Advanced Title IX Information for Faculty and Staff

This presentation provides more in-depth information on the Title IX regulations, and it will not include all of the basic information. Each audience member should have some background on Title IX, university policies, and mandated reporters. This content will provide more in-depth coverage of the regulations and/or the university policies, with the option of including small and large group discussion or activities.

One Love Escalation Workshops

The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consists of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a pair of trained facilitators. Student feedback has been excellent and the workshop has been recommended for all students.

Bringing Awareness: An Introduction for Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

This workshop is an opportunity to assist participants with the skills to support male survivors, as well as recognize the barriers survivors face when coming forward. Participants of this workshop also practice the language they would use should a survivor confide in them. This presentation includes a review of both on and off-campus resources, in addition to reporting options.

Recognizing and Addressing Roots of Sexism

This workshop provides the tools for participants to better recognize and address the roots of sexism. During this workshop, students identify sexism they have experienced or observed, review types of toxic masculinity and their role in sexism, practice the language they would use when addressing sexism, and the utilize the skills involved in being an upstander.

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