Title IX

Title IX Events

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 @ Michigan Tech class for all new International students. All first-year students attend an in-person sexual assault prevention training program.

Involvement Opportunities

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This month Title IX Prevention Education along with the student groups Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and the Society of African American Men (SAAM) have a few educational events of interest happening to bring awareness to and prevent intimate partner violence.

Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD - Date TBD

Title IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention.

Purple Ribbons - Date TBD

Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) will be handing out purple ribbons to raise awareness about domestic violence. These purple ribbons are meant to be conversation starters to discuss the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities and lives and to empower us to prevent and end domestic violence. 

#PurpleThursday - All day Thursday, Oct. 22

Join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in the annual tradition of wearing purple for #PurpleThursday to shed light on domestic violence, reduce stigma, advocate for survivors, and work for greater safety and equity. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech - noon to 6 p.m. Friday, October 23

The student organizations Sexual Assault and Violence Education(SAVE) and the Society of African American Men (SAAM), are hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international Men's Walk to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence and to give men the opportunity to put themselves in "her shoes." All students are invited to join. The walk will start outside of the Rozsa near the front entrance. Licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.

Join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) 

The mission of Sexual Assault and Violence Education is to create a safe place for students to plan and host campus ­wide prevention events to educate faculty, staff, and students about sexual assault and intimate partner violence. If you have questions or would like to join SAVE, please visit our Involvement Link.

EverFi Online Training

Michigan Tech is a member of the Campus Prevention Network through EverFi. EverFi Training is a required educational program for all Michigan Tech employees and all incoming first-year, transfer and graduate students . For students, the training is assigned during new student orientation and throughout an incoming student's first semester. At the recommendation of the US Department of Education, Michigan Tech requires this online course on anti-harassment, discrimination and retaliation for employees. This course also satisfies the federal requirement for training mandated by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX. If you would like access to an EverFi training course, please contact Institutional Equity or email ietraining@mtu.edu.

If you are visually impaired, please work through your assigned EverFi 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. 

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