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:
- 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
- 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
- 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:
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.
Theresa Arist, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Senior Woman Administrator/Associate Athletics Director
Matthaei, Room 101
5101 John C. Lodge
Detroit, MI 48202
Dr. Beena G. Sood, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the School of Medicine
Associate Dean for Professional Development
Scott Hall, Room 1310
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
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.