News & Announcements
- Visit the Title IX Office's table at the Student Center on April 11 & 12, 2022 Expand dropdown
The Title IX Office will table in the Student Center on April 11 and 12, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please stop by to learn more about the Office, resources on campus, and to meet the staff.
- Join the Title IX Office in wearing denim on Denim Day on April 27, 2022 Expand dropdown
Please join us on April 27, 2022 in wearing denim for Denim Day. Denim Day is a campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.
Since then, what started as a local campaign to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence has grown into a movement. As the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
- Title IX educational initiative for EMU students to launch in fall 2021 Expand dropdown
We are pleased to announce this fall 2021, the University is launching our new educational initiative for all EMU students. The University is committed to preventing incidents of sexual misconduct before they occur. These efforts include raising awareness, providing education and training programs, support services, and providing campus safety initiatives.
Educational training are certainly useful strategies for reducing risk of sexual and relationship violence, but it is important to recognize that no strategy can fully eliminate the risk of such experiences or incidents, and that it is never your fault if you are sexually assaulted or harmed by relationship violence. All EMU students will be required to annually participate in our sexual discrimination prevention and risk reduction programming through our online programming partnership with Get Inclusive.
For more information about the training, please contact us at [email protected] or call 734.487.9126.
- Reminders about Title IX as in-person classes resume at EMU Expand dropdown
Now that University classes and other academic programs are have resumed in-person, the Title IX office wanted to take this opportunity to remind members of our community that maintaining an academic program free from sex/gender discrimination remains a high priority for the university. Members of the community should be aware of the following four important points:
- The Title IX office at EMU remains operational and functioning, as EMU's campus has resumed in-person services this fall. Anyone impacted by sex/gender discrimination is encouraged to contact the Title IX office to make a report by emailing the Title IX Coordinator, Anika Awai-Williams at [email protected] or leaving a voicemail at the Title IX Office 734.487.9126 or making an online report.
- The Title IX resolution processes and remedies also continue to resume, which is provided to assure any sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic and dating violence, stalking, retaliation or other sexually discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.
- EMU's Sexual Misconduct and Sex-Based Discrimination Policy on sexual misconduct applies to behaviors that occur in-person between or to members of the university community, but also, but also applies to online and virtual misconduct. Any behavior that is prohibited by policy is also likely prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is sex-based and cyber-stalking. Members of the community are expected to maintain a tone of civility and respect in online classes just as they would if they were in class physically.
- EMU faculty and employees who are mandatory reporters are reminded that reporting of alleged sexual misconduct is mandated and expected when they become aware of incidents or allegations involving members of the campus community, regardless of how they learn of the potential misconduct, whether in person, in writing, or online.