Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid.  It states: “No person in the United Stated shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Northern Michigan University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from discrimination. NMU supports the Title IX federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including: gender based discrimination, pregnancy and parenting discrimination, relationship violence (dating violence/domestic violence), sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and sexual or gender-based harassment), and stalking.

While compliance with the law is everyone's responsibility at NMU, the persons designated to handle inquiries of sex discrimination are:

Complaints against employees, applicants, and third parties

Janet Koski
Director of Equal Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
105 Cohodas Building

Complaints against students (student/student)

Mary Brundage
Associate Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
2001 Hedgcock


NMU Police Department
158 Services Building

The following links are resources about Title IX:

Title IX Articles:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder are urging all Michiganders to raise awareness and pledge to help change the culture surrounding sexual assault. For the month of April, Michiganders can sign “MI Pledge” to initiate statewide culture change and support sexual assault survivors.


Helpful Resources During COVID-19

General Information
While you may be physically away from campus during this time, individuals on campus are here to support NMU students and employees, regardless of location.  During times like this, we recognize individuals affected by sexual misconduct (dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking) may not be able to readily access campus and/or community resources.  We hope the information provided may be helpful to members of the university community.  The persons designated below can provide resources, support, and information, wherever you may be.


Safety Planning during a Public Health Crisis

· How to Help People Experiencing Domestic Violence during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Peace OverViolence

· Information about safety planning, National Domestic Violence Hotline.

· Recommendations on safety planning, Rape, Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN).

· Interactive Guide to Safety Planning, Loveisrespect.org.

· Supporting survivors in safety planning (non-intimate partner sexual assault), Victims’ Rights Law Center.

· Guidance on assisting someone in a small town in developing a safety plan, End Violence Against Women International.

· Safety planning for LGBTQI+survivors, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Overview of LGBTQI+intimate partner violence.


Campus Resources

· Counseling and Consultation Services
3405 Hedgcock, 906-227-2980  

· Dean of Students Office
2001 Hedgcock, 906-227-1700

· Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office  

            Cohodas Hall, 906-227-2420

· Northern Michigan University Health Center
Gries Hall ground floor // 906-227-2355  

· NMU Police Department
100 Services Building, 906-227-2151


Marquette County Resources

· Women’s Center, 1310 S. Front Street, Marquette, 906-225-1346

· Harbor House, 906-226-6611, Emergency: 906-226-6611 or 1-800-455-6611 (24/7)

· Employee Assistance Program (for NMU employees), Call NorthStar to schedule an appointment: 906-225-3145, northstareap.com


National Hotlines & Resources

· The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233

· The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline, 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

· The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

· LoveisRespect.org, 1-866-331-9474