**Notice regarding Title IX office operations**

In alignment with the statewide closures enacted to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Title IX Office is currently operating remotely. 


To schedule a phone appointment, email TitleIX@wayne.edu.


Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these unusual circumstances together.


Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in all educational programs or activities operated by Wayne State. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship or intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation for having filed a complaint are all forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. All of these categories of misconduct will be called sexual misconduct on this website.

Wayne State prohibits all types of sexual misconduct, and its policies on sexual harassment, sexual assault and non-discrimination are consistent with and in addition to the requirements of Title IX.

Wayne State policies cover any incident that occurs on any of its campuses, as part of any University program (both on and off campus – including study abroad programs) and as part of all University-sponsored events (both on and off campus).

Wayne State wants a safe and non-discriminatory campus for everyone. All members of the University community play a role in creating a safe campus and a culture of respect.

Any person may become a victim of any form of sexual misconduct regardless of their age, sex, gender, sexual orientation or religion. Anyone who becomes a victim/survivor of sexual misconduct has rights. It is Wayne State's responsibility to protect those rights. 

This website is intended to provide:

  1. a central location for accessing relevant information regarding Title IX and its requirements;
  2. easy access to contact information of those responsible for implementing Title IX at Wayne State;
  3. a comprehensive list of available safety and security services and resources; and
  4. information about available opportunities for learning more about Title IX and its requirements.

Title IX Director

WSU's Title IX Director is charged with promptly handling all reports of sexual misconduct; implementing interim measures; coordinating Wayne State's response, investigation and resolution of all reports under Title IX; ensuring appropriate education and training for students and employees; ensuring appropriate action to eliminate sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.

WSU's Title IX Director is supported by several Deputy Title IX Coordinators and other University administrators and departments, including the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Equal Opportunity.

The Title IX Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinators can be contacted by telephone, email or in person during regular business hours. If you need to report an incident after regular business hours, please leave a message or email and someone will get back to you at the beginning of the next business day.

In situations involving imminent harm or an emergency, please contact the Wayne State Police at 313-577-2222.

Brandy Banks, Title IX Director
Office of the General Counsel
4249 Faculty Administration Building (FAB)
656 W. Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202

Dean David J. Strauss, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Students Office
301 Student Center
Detroit, MI 48202

Nikki Dunham, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director of Residence Life
582 Student Center Building
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI  48202

Theresa Arist, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Senior Woman Administrator/Associate Athletics Director
5101 John C. Lodge
Matthaei 101
Detroit, MI 48202

Wayne State wants a safe and non-discriminatory campus for everyone. All members of the University community play a role in creating a safe campus and a culture of respect.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF)

Title IX at Wayne State University