Title IX

News and Events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

The following events were held in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM):

  • OneLove Escalation Workshop held on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom B
  • During Spring Fling on Friday, April 19, there was an "It's On Us" banner signing
  • On Thursday, April 25 there was a "Helpful Acts Board" where people were able to write down how they had provided help to others or how they had been helped by others. 

It's on Us Banner with signatures

"On the Basis of Sex" movie showing for SAAM

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The first event in recognition of this month was the showing of the movie "On the Basis of Sex" on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in Fisher 135. Admission and concessions were free. The PDF of the poster is available for download and to share with your groups and organizations.

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:


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.

Teal Takeover on Wednesday, September 19

September 19 is the fourth anniversary of It's On Us. Order of Omega is raising awareness for It's On Us and supporting survivors by hosting a TEAL TAKEOVER.  Order of Omega will be handing out teal ribbons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Library. Wear teal that day to show your support.

5th Annual "Ride Against Abuse" on Monday, October 1, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m.

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter holds this event annually to create an awareness of Domestic Violence. The motorcycle ride will start in Calumet, follow M-26 through Lake Linden, Hancock, and Houghton, and end at the Chutes and Ladders parking lot. Please feel free to participate in the ride or line up along the route to show your support! Please see the event poster for more information, or follow the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home on Facebook for other events and programming opportunities.


Ride Against Abuse poster

Michigan Tech representatives attending the 4th Annual Let's End Sexual Assault Summit

The summit takes place on Monday, September 24 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.  The mission stated on the Let's End Campus Sexual Assault website states,

"Campus sexual assault has been a long standing and often overlooked problem both in Michigan and across the country. Many believe sexual assault won't happen to them, to someone they know or be committed by someone they know. It is common to think sexual assault isn't happening where I am, when in reality it can happen to anyone. The “Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” initiative brings together university officials, students, law enforcement, stakeholders and legislators for a discussion on how we can inform students, empower survivors and bystanders, and prevent sexual assault on campuses."

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.