Title IX

What to Expect When a Title IX Report is Filed

When a report is received, the Title IX Coordinator has the primary responsibility for coordinating the institution’s efforts related to investigation, resolution, and implementation of correcctive measures and monitoring to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under this policy. The University will take thorough, reliable, impartial, and fair steps to investigate in a prompt, effective, and equitable manner. 

When the Title IX office receives a report, the case will initially be reviewed by the Title IX Coordinator and the Allegation Review Panel. If there is an immediate concern for the safety of the parties or the university, interim actions may be taken. 

The Reporting Party (person who allegedly experienced sexual misconduct) will be contacted through Michigan Tech email, if available, with a letter that includes the following: role of the Title IX Coordinator, reported information, university policy and procedures, confidential resources, and an invitation to meet with the coordinator to review the options available. 

Upon receipt, the Reporting Party can choose to respond, or not. In determining how to proceed, the Reporting Party’s voice will lead, unless there is a concern for safety. 

If the Reporting Party chooses not to participate, the Allegation Review Panel will evaluate 1) whether, and to what extent, Michigan Tech should further investigate an allegation of Misconduct for the protection of the campus community; and 2) what other protective measures or remedies might be considered to address any effects of the alleged Misconduct in the campus community. 

After this initial review, university procedures will be followed. If you have any questions, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or email titleix@mtu.edu.
Students:  Policy and Procedure for Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct for Addressing Allegations Against Michigan Technological University Students
Employees: University Policy 1.14 and 1.14.1 

Supportive Measures

The Title IX Coordinator provides assistance to both parties (if affiliated with Michigan Tech) in the form of supportive measures such as opportunities for academic accommodations; changes in housing; visa and immigration assistance; changes in working situations; and other assistance as may be appropriate and available on campus or in the community (such as no contact orders, campus escorts, transportation assistance, targeted interventions, etc.).

If a party so desires, that individual will be connected with a counselor on- or off-campus, as well as an on- or off-campus victim's advocate. 

If the reporting party desires to file a police report, the Title IX coordinator will assist the party in contacting Public Safety and Police Services or other local law enforcement. 

No party is required to take advantage of these services and resources, but Michigan Tech provides them in the hopes of offering help and support without condition or qualification.

Federal Reporting Requirements

University officials must issue timely warnings for incidents reported to them that continue to pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the campus community. The University will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger. 

When incidents are reported to law enforcement officials, federal law requires that the police note incidents in a police log that is made public within two business days of the report of an incident. No names or other information that could reveal the identity of the student who may be a victim of sexual and/or relationship misconduct will be made public.

The Department of Public Safety and Police Services must fulfill federal crime reporting requirements. All personally identifiable information is kept confidential, but statistical information must be passed along to Public Safety and Police Services regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off campus, in the surrounding area, but no addresses are given) for publication in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.