Institutional Equity

University Policies

5.1 Prohibition of Discrimination or Harassment

Michigan Technological University is a diverse community of and for scholars. This community requires an environment of trust and openness where productive work, teaching, and learning can thrive. The University recognizes the necessity of protecting First Amendment rights and encouraging free speech, but also recognizes that certain conduct can threaten the mutual respect that is the foundation of scholarly communities.  [ See Entire Policy ]

5.2 Equal Opportunity Employment

In keeping with its responsibilities as an educational institution, Michigan Technological University is committed to a policy of affording equal opportunity to all of its employees, students, applicants for employment, and applicants for admission without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, or marital status. The University is also committed to a policy of educating and employing disabled individuals and veterans without discrimination.  [ See Entire Policy ]

5.3 Discrimination Based on Sex

Federal and State law prohibits discrimination in employment, in the utilization of educational facilities, and in educational programs and activities based on sex. Such discrimination includes gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. The policy of Michigan Technological University is that such sex discrimination is prohibited. [ See Entire Policy ]

1.14 Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy

Members of the Michigan Technological University community, including students, employees, and third parties have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender based discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct. [ See Entire Policy ]

Student Code of Conduct

The University’s Student Code of Community Conduct expressly prohibits sexual and/or relationship misconduct. Sexual and/or relationship misconduct includes sexual harassment; sexual violence; sexual exploitation; domestic violence; dating violence and stalking. [ See Entire Policy ]

University Consensual Relations Policy

Employees of the University are prohibited from initiating or participating in evaluations and decisions related to any aspect of the employment or education of a person who is a student or employee of the University with whom the employee has any intimate or sexual consensual relationship. This policy also pertains to all volunteers acting on behalf of the University. [ See Entire Policy ]