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.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Below you will find events offered this month by both SAVE and Dial Help, Inc.

Teal Ribbons for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Date: Month of April
Description: During the Month of April there will be Teal Ribbons displayed throughout campus. Teal has become the signature color for sexual assault awareness and wearing a teal ribbon symbolizes supporting survivors of sexual violence. These ribbons are meant to create conversation on campus about how we can create a community in which all members feel safe and supported.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action

Date: April 6
Time: All Day
Description: Michigan Tech Title IX and the student organization Sexual Assault & Violence Education invite you to wear teal on April 6, 2021 for the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action with The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, a non profit devoted to serving survivors of sexual violence. Help turn social media teal — the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention — on April 6th by sharing a teal selfie using #SAAM to show support for survivors. Tag @MichiganTechSpeakUp on Instagram or Facebook and let us know why you chose to wear teal! Teal ribbons, t-shirts, nails, hair, makeup, jewelry, ties, and other accessories have been popular items worn in the past. 

You can also take the It's On Us pledge and share your pledge through social media. Sample post: Today is the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action, and I'm wearing teal to show my support for survivors. #SAAM #MichiganTechSpeakUp

Take Back the Night® at Michigan Tech

Date: April 10
Time: 8:30 pm
Description: Join SAVE at Michigan Tech for Take Back the Night® at Michigan Tech on April 10 at 8:30 pm outside near Walker Lawn. Take Back the Night is an event focused on supporting and empowering survivors and to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence. The event will include opening remarks and a vigil for survivors. This event is open to all who would like to attend.

About Take Back the Night®
Take Back the Night Foundation®’s mission as a charitable 501(c)3 organization is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all forms of sexual violence.

Dial Help TEAL Survivor Support Group

Date: April 14
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Zoom - Contact Paige with for the Zoom link and free art supplies at 482-9077 or psetter-hallwachs@dialhelp.org  
Description: Free, safe, and non-judgmental phone support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. You are not alone. Funded by: Division of Victim Services 

Cover the Cruiser at Spring Fling

Date: April 16 
Time: 12 pm  - 2 pm
Description: During Spring Fling, Public Safety and Police Services along with the student organizations SAVE and Triangle will be covering a Michigan Tech police cruiser with sticky notes to show support for survivors for sexual and domestic violence. Show your support and stop by to help cover the cruiser, show your support for survivors, help us to prevent violence, AND get your FREE travel coffee mug while they last!

Puppy Parade for Awareness

Date: April 21 in person; April 21-25 virtually 
Time: 6pm in person
Description: Walks are a great family activity! Come walk with us April 21 at 6pm at our downtown office to support survivors of sexual assault and abuse. This will be a COVID friendly event. Contact Paige at psetter-hallwachs@dialhelp.org to reserve a time slot for your group and claim your free teal bandana. You can also participate virtually in our facebook event April 21st to April 25th.  If you need help, call 800-562-7622, text 906-356-3337, or chat @ http://dialhelp.org

Dial Help TEAL Survivor Support Group

Date: April 28
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Zoom - Contact Paige with for the Zoom link and free art supplies at 482-9077 or psetter-hallwachs@dialhelp.org  
Description: Free, safe, and non-judgmental phone support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. You are not alone. Funded by: Division of Victim Services

Denim Day

Date: April 28
Time: All Day
Description: Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to proudly wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence as a part of  Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram (@MichiganTechSpeakUp) in a post to social media with a photo of yourself wearing denim and tell us why you chose to wear denim for #DenimDay.

Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court.

Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day at https://www.denimdayinfo.org/.

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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