Sexual or Gender-Based Misconduct
Emergency Assistance/Criminal Complaint:
If you or someone you know is in imminent danger, call 9-1-1.
For confidential crisis intervention/support, call First Step's 24-hour crisis line at 800-453-5900.
To File a Report with the University:
The University prohibits sexual and gender-based misconduct. To file a report with the University, contact the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office at 313-436-9194, [email protected] or use this online reporting form.
You have the option to report to the university, to law enforcement, to both, or neither:
You decide whether, where and when you file a report. Regardless of what you decide, support and assistance is available to you, including confidential campus resources and resources in the community. This Our Community Matters resource guide provides more information about reporting, preserving evidence, resources. and about how the university will review reports it receives.
The University offers confidential resources. There are also resources in the local community, many of which are confidential. This Our Community Matters resource guide also provides useful information.
The University prohibits retaliation. Contact the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office at 313-436-9194, [email protected] you believe you are being retaliated against because you raised concerns about sexual or gender-based misconduct or participated in an investigation of such concerns.
Even if you do not plan to file a complaint at the time, it can be extremely helpful to preserve evidence in the event it is needed later. Evidence can take many forms, including communications, social media, photographs, physical evidence, etc.
All victims of sexual assault have a right, under Michigan law, to have a forensic medical examination and evidence kit collected up to 120 hours (5 days) after the assault in order to preserve any evidence of the assault. The forensic exam will be administered by a registered nurse who has received advanced training to provide care and treatment to sexual assault victims.
Even if you are not sure that you want to make a police report, it can be helpful to have any available evidence collected in case you decide to make a report with law enforcement at a later date. The nurse can also provide emergency contraception, treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other needed medical care. Sexual assault forensic exams will not be billed to medical insurance without your consent.
You can obtain a forensic exam and evidence kit at these facilities:
- Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner's Program (WC SAFE), 313-964-9701
- Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, 313-593-7000
- The Avalon Healing Center, 313-474-SAFE
The University has a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
The Title IX Coordinator is Pamela Heatlie and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Andrea McDaniel. They may be reached at 1114 Administration Building, [email protected] or by calling 313-436-9194.
Reports of sexual or gender-based misconduct may be made directly to Ms. Heatlie or Ms. McDaniel.
Ms. Heatlie and Ms. McDaniel, as well as investigators, decision-makers and persons who facilitate informal resolution of Title IX Misconduct have received this training.