Title IX

New Title IX Regulations

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released their comprehensive Title IX regulatory changes. This new federal law applies to members of the Michigan Tech community, including students, faculty, and staff, and ensures the right to be free from sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The services and resources that are available through the Title IX office will continue, as will our work toward ensuring that we stop, remedy, and prevent the recurrence of all reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender discrimination. There will be changes in our policies and procedures for the August 14, 2020 deadline as this is inevitable, but we hope these changes illustrate our commitment to a just and respectful community free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. 

For additional information:
Helpful documents regarding new regulations 
Federal Register: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

Contact Information

Title IX is available remotely Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Email titleix@mtu.edu to request a virtual meeting.

Kirsti Arko, PhD
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Director, Institutional Equity
Administration Bldg., Room 307

Susan Sullivan
Assistant Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Director, Institutional Equity
Administration Bldg., Room 304

Submit a ReportAwareness Committee

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal funds. It states:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."20 U.S.C. ch. 38 § 1681 et seq.

Reporting Options

There are supports and assistance available by phone or web to students, staff or faculty. Resources listed are offered virtually or by phone. Title IX is available remotely Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please email titleix@mtu.edu to request a virtual meeting. Here are additional reporting resources:

  • In Case of Emergency Dial 911
  • Michigan Tech Title IX: titleix@mtu.edu or 906-487-3310
  • Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services: 906-487-2216
  • Report a Concern

Confidential Resources

Michigan Tech Resources

  • Michigan Tech Counseling Services is licensed in the state of Michigan for tele-counseling. Those outside of the state of Michigan can contact Counseling Services for assistance finding mental health services. Contact Counseling  Services at 906-487-2538 or after hours at 906-487-2216.
  • Michigan Tech Ombuds Office provides confidential mediation and conflict resolution services to students, staff and faculty. Email Susanna Peters at speters@mtu.edu.

Local, State & National Resources

It's On Us

The It’s On Us campaign aims to change the way everyone thinks about sexual assault. Instead of viewing it as something that happens only between one victim and one offender, It’s On Us wants everyone to know they have a role to play in preventing sexual assault. Take the Pledge and stand up against sexual violence: http://itsonus.org


Title IX Events