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Anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct on social media.

WSU is committed to maintaining a safe living, learning and working environment for our campus community.

Anyone who experiences sexual misconduct is encouraged to report the incident to law enforcement or to the University's Title IX Coordinator by phone, by email, or through the University's online reporting form.

As the Title IX Coordinator, I can help by:

  • providing referrals to support, counseling, and advocacy resources both on-campus and off;
  • coordinating supportive measures;
  • answering questions about reporting options; and
  • assisting with understanding the process for filing a formal complaint with the University and with law enforcement.

For more information about support and confidential resources such as RAINN, please visit the University's Campus Safety Information and Resources page or the Support Resources page.

Title IX office operations during COVID-19 Pandemic

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 an appointment with the Title IX Coordinator, email TitleIX@wayne.edu or call 313-577-9999.

Title IX

Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Wayne State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates including admissions and employment.


Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment.  Prohibited sexual harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that meets one or more of the following descriptions:

  1. A University employee conditioning the provision of an educational benefit or service on an individual's participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e., quid pro quo); or
  2. Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University's education program or activity; or
  3. Sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking (as defined in the Violence Against Women Act).

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person's verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number, email address, or mailing address for the Title IX Coordinator.

 

Title IX Coordinator

The following person has been designated by WSU to handle inquiries regarding policies and/or laws related to Title IX and sexual harassment:  

Brandy Banks, Title IX Coordinator and Director
Faculty Administration Building, Suite 4249
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-9999
TitleIX@wayne.edu


 

Title IX Team

The Title IX Team includes Deputy Title IX Coordinators from various units across campus. Deputy Coordinators are available to assist individuals with reporting sexual harassment, seeking supportive measures, and filing a formal complaint.

Dr. David J. Strauss, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Students
Student Center, Suite 301
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-1010
davidstrauss@wayne.edu

Nikki Dunham, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director of Residence Life
Student Center Building, Suite 582
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-2116
ndunham@wayne.edu

Theresa Arist, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Senior Woman Administrator/Associate Athletics Director
Matthaei, Room 101
5101 John C. Lodge
Detroit, MI 48202
313-577-4282
theresa.arist@wayne.edu

Dr. Beena G. Sood, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean for Professional Development
Scott Hall, Room 1310
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
313-577-9877
bsood@med.wayne.edu

 


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.

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