In an effort to reduce the risk of gender discrimination, and sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual violence, including 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 include the Michigan Tech Master Student-Athlete course for all new student-athletes and the Life @ Michigan Tech class for all new International students. All new and transfer first-year students attend an in-person sexual assault prevention training program.
Vector Online Training
Michigan Tech is a member of the Campus Prevention Network through Vector. Vector 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 Vector training course, please contact Equal Opportunity Compliance and Title IX or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are visually impaired, please work through your assigned Vector 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.
Title IX Presentations and Workshops Available
This presentation will provide an overview of the Title IX federal law, important definitions, and a summary of the university Sexual and Relationship Misconduct Policy. In addition, university and OCR reporting options and confidential and private resources will be covered This presentation will provide a lot of key information, with limited group activity. Also available in an online recorded session, with post-presentation quiz.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Title IX federal law, important definitions, and a summary of the university policies on sexual harassment and discrimination. Requirements of mandated reporters will also clarified to ensure those in the audience are clear on their role. In addition, university and OCR reporting options and confidential and private resources will be covered This presentation will provide a lot of key information, with limited group activity.
This presentation provides more in-depth information on the Title IX regulations, and it will not include all of the basic information. Each audience member should have some background on Title IX, university policies, and mandated reporters. This content will provide more in-depth coverage of the regulations and/or the university policies, with the option of including small and large group discussion or activities.
Bringing in the Bystander is a peer-to-peer training program that began in the Fall of 2019. This training offers a 90 minute interactive workshop that allows students to practice their skills in bystander intervention and an opportunity to learn more about the dynamics of sexual and intimate partner violence. To schedule a Bringing in the Bystander training program, contact: