Michigan Technological University: Safety First Alert

About Timely Warnings

What is a Timely Warning?

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Director of Public Safety and Police Services, in consultation with the President, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued to all faculty, staff and students. Such warnings shall be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely, that withholds as confidential the names and other identifying information of victims and that will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.

What is an Emergency Notification?

If a situation (serious criminal incident, disaster or catastrophe) arises which, in the judgment of the Director of Public Safety and Police Services (DPSPS), poses a substantial and imminent risk to the campus community, the DPSPS will issue an Emergency Notification without delay.

Clery Definition

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a landmark federal consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.

Title IX

Title IX is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal funds.

Policy Definitions

The University expressly prohibits sexual and/or relationship misconduct, as outlined in the sexual and/or relationship misconduct policies for students, faculty, and the community of Michigan Technological University.


Michigan Tech is committed to providing an environment that is respectful and supportive. If you have a concern that you believe impedes these efforts for you personally, or for a friend or colleague, and want more information, visit our Report a Concern page. If this an emergency or someone is in danger, please call 911.