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
Director of Equal Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
105 Cohodas Building
Complaints against students (student/student)
Associate Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
NMU Police Department
158 Services Building
The following links are resources about Title IX:
- NMU Athletics
- Civil Rights Division Department of Justice
- Letter from Stephanie J. Monroe, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights - 35th Anniversary of Title IX
- NCAA - Title IX
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- U.S. Department of Education – Office of Civil Rights
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Women’s Sports Foundation
Title IX Articles:
- No Peace in Title IX Land, http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/07/13/gao
- Revisiting Title IX Policy, http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/05/11/titleix
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
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.
· 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