Title IX

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BKG Office Hours at Canterbury House

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home will have an advocate available for anyone who has questions or concerns about a dating/domestic relationship. The advocate knows about issues relating to Dating/Domestic Violence and can discuss abusive behaviors, warning signs, and safety planning. If you have any questions, contact BKG at 906-337-5623.

When:  Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Canterbury House


Cyberstalking = Stalking: It is Serious

January is National Stalking Awareness Month and an opportune time to provide information and create awareness regarding stalking, specifically the potential of cyberstalking in the workplace.

The CDC reports 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have been victims of stalking (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report. 2011). Though stalking does affect millions of men and women every year, it is often misunderstood, minimized and/or ignored.

In the article “The Use of Technology to Stalk and the Workplace”, Maya Raguem, a senior attorney at Futures Without Violence, stresses the role employers should play when someone in the workplace is a victim or perpetrator of cyberstalking. Recognizing stalking is the first step. Raghu cites a recent study by the U.S. Department of Justice that found unwanted phone calls, messages, letters and emails were the most common forms of cyber stalking. Other examples include email spoofing, text messaging and sexting, impersonating the victim on social media, online impersonations of the victim to place online sex ads or solicit sex and the use of GPS to track the victim.

If you notice any of these examples, act. Don’t ignore it. Don’t downplay it. Don’t assume someone else will report. If you are made aware of potential stalking, it is important that any concerns are taken seriously and reported appropriately. Contact your supervisor or the Title IX Coordinator. Michigan Tech ensures its faculty and staff a safe workplace free from discrimination and harassment.

More information on Michigan Tech’s Policies:

Reporting

Support and Counseling

Additional Resources


New NSF Policy Regarding Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment Reporting Requirements

Please visit the Research Newsblog website to read about the new policy requirements and FAQs from the NSF. A Michigan Tech website will be created that will provide more information as it is provided.


Michigan Tech "It's On Us" video

We have updated our "It's On Us" video this academic year. See it on the Title IX home page! You can read more about the campaign on the "It's On Us" website.


State of Michigan New Confidential, 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline

The hotline will "provide crisis support and referrals to survivors and their friends and family".  The launch was announced by Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder. The hotline number is 1-855-VOICES4 (1-855-864-2374).  For more information, please visit the State of Michigan's "Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" Resources page.


National Science Foundation Will Not Tolerate Harassment at Grantee Institutions

NASA Administrator Communicates Harassment Policies to Grantees

ItsOnUs Presentation by Reyna Bennett to the Title IX Awareness Committee

Domestic Violence Support Group:  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, our support group can help.

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