Office of Title IX

Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments (Title IX) is a federal law that states:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Title IX is vitally important in educational settings as it prohibits sex and gender-based discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Title IX protects the university community and applies in equal measure to academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic and other university programs that take place on or off university property. This includes university transportation, a class or training program sponsored by the university at another location, and online education.

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    What does a Title IX coordinator do and who is the Title IX coordinator?

    The Title IX coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX at Detroit Mercy. This includes overseeing the response of the university to Title IX reports and complaints, and identifying and addressing patterns revealed by reports and complaints. The Title IX coordinator provides training to students, faculty and staff on Title IX-related issues and works closely with other departments including the Human Resources Office and Department of Public Safety. The Title IX coordinator is assisted by deputy coordinators including designated employees located in the School of Law, School of Dentistry, Athletics, Residence Life and Student Life. The Title IX coordinator and deputy coordinators are trained in numerous areas including prevention and awareness as well as investigation of alleged misconduct.

    Complaints or concerns about potential violations of Title IX should be communicated to the Title IX coordinator. 

    If you would like to understand more about Title IX and related federal laws to better protect yourself, friends, classmates, roommates, students and co-workers, please contact the Title IX coordinator.

    Whether you are a student or employee, if you have any questions or concerns regarding Title IX, we encourage you to contact:

    玛乔丽郎,法学博士,硕士,LPC

    Title IX Coordinator and Equity and Compliance Specialist

    Office of Title IX

    Office phone: 313-993-1802

    Fax: 313-993-1534

    Cell phone: 313-701-1098

    Email: langma@udmercy.edu

    Office location: Fisher Administrative Center, 5th floor, McNichols Campus

    Mailing address: 4001瓦特麦克尼科尔斯,底特律的48221

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    Can you provide examples of who is affected and how?

    第九章适用于学生和员工。 Students include part-time students, full-time students, online students, commuter students and dorm residents as well as minors visiting or participating in activities or classes held on any of our campuses, for example. Employees include full and part-time employees, contract employees, and other individuals doing business in university settings. This includes contractors, vendors, visitors, and guests.

    Title IX applies to every aspect of education from a student’s application until their graduation, including course offerings, counseling, financial assistance, student health, student housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, student conduct involving sexual harassment or misconduct, educational programs and activities and student employment. Similarly, Title IX applies to every aspect of employment for persons working in educational settings that receive federal financial aid.

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    Can you provide examples of sex and gender-based discrimination?

    Sexual harassment constitutes a form of sex discrimination which is illegal under Michigan law (MCLA 37.2101 et seq) and federal law (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). Title IX protects against sex and gender-based discrimination of any university community members of any sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in the context of education or employment. This includes gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
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    Are there any other laws related to Title IX law that I should know about?

    Yes, the history of Title IX is interesting. It started with a focus on gender equity in athletics. In more recent years, various Federal laws and regulations have been passed and implemented each affecting Title IX. These include the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Clery Act (based upon Jeanne Clery who was killed in a campus sexual assault) and the Campus SaVE Act. The laws are designed to prevent and ensure reporting of sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, intimate partner violence, harassment, and retaliation. Violations of prohibited Title IX conduct can result in legal action outside of university settings. Within university settings, students and employees are governed by policies and procedures that are based upon the need for respect and dignity of every member of the campus community.
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    Support and Resources

    Get immediate help

    If you have experienced sexual assault, any type of sexual violence (hook-up, dating, domestic, intimate partner violence), or stalking, or would like to make a report to help a friend, classmate or colleague, you may contact:

    公共安全部门 -  313-993-1123 (emergency number)
    公共安全部门 - 313-993-1234 (non-emergency number)

    为保密咨询

    Wellness Center: 313-993-1459 or 313-993-1170

    在牙科学校的个别辅导: 313-494-6938                            

    额外支持校内资源

    • Office of Residence Life – 313-993-1230 (NOT CONFIDENTIAL)
    • Dean of Student’s Office – 313-993-1028 (NOT CONFIDENTIAL)
    • University Ministry – 313-993-1560 (NOT CONFIDENTIAL)

    Note: The offices listed above respect and support student and employee privacy, but cannot maintain confidentiality based upon Title IX and related Federal laws.  

    Off-Campus resources

    Additional resources available for individuals who have experienced sexual assault, any type of sexual violence, or stalking, include:

    Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    800-656-HOPE (4673)
    //ohl.rainn.org/online

    全国家庭暴力热线
    24-hour Crisis Line — 800-799-SAFE

    Wayne Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program
    313-430-8000
    //www.wcsafe.org

    HAVEN
    Toll Free Crisis Line — 877-922-1274
    //www.haven-oakland.org

    Turning Point
    24 hour Crisis Line – 586-463-6990
    //www.turningpointmacomb.org

    First Step
    24 hour Crisis Line — 888-453-5900
    //www.firststep-mi.org

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    在线培训和教育计划

    Online training is required for all students as well as employees.

    Students

    本科生须完成 Think About It,在线campusclarity培训模块。

    Graduate and professional students are required to complete Think About It-Grad,在线campusclarity培训模块。

    Employees

    员工必须完成 Intersections,在线lawroom培训模块。

    Both types of online training are designed to promote and provide:

    • Knowledge about sex and gender-based discrimination
    • Prevention and awareness of sex and gender-based harassment and sexual misconduct
    • 旁观者防范意识

    Online training for students is also designed to promote and provide:

    • 在酒精和药物使用信息
    • Relationship or use of alcohol and impact on ability to determine or communicate consent
    • Healthy boundaries
    • Healthy relationships

    Training is followed up with systematic and ongoing prevention and awareness including:

    • Classroom presentations
    • Discussion forums
    • 对于新生互动演示
    • Interactive presentations for student groups and organizations

    The Title IX office would like to work with faculty and students, departments and organizations, and all individuals interested in discussing and learning more about prevention and awareness. If you would like the Title IX coordinator to meet with your class or your student organization, please contact:

    玛乔丽郎,法学博士,硕士,LPC

    Title IX Coordinator and Equity and Compliance Specialist

    Office of Title IX

    Office phone: 313-993-1802

    Fax: 313-993-1534

    Cell phone: 313-701-1098

    Email: langma@udmercy.edu

    Office location: Fisher Administrative Center, 5th floor, McNichols Campus

    Mailing address: 4001瓦特麦克尼科尔斯,底特律的48221

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    第九条教学大纲声明

    Detroit Mercy encourages any student experiencing potential sexual harassment, sex or gender-based discrimination or sexual misconduct to contact Marjorie Lang, Title IX Coordinator, at 313-993-1802 or langma@udmercy.edu to obtain resource information and reporting options. Faculty are committed to supporting students and promoting a safe, respectful environment. Therefore, if a student shares information regarding potential sex or gender-based discrimination or misconduct with a faculty member, that faculty member will share this information with Title IX Coordinator Marjorie Lang, so that she can provide you with comprehensive information regarding your rights, options, and available resources. When sharing information with a faculty member or other employee of the University, you may choose to withhold identifying information until you have spoken to a confidential resource at the University. With the exception of the Wellness Center or School of Dentistry Office of Health & Wellness, all employees at the University are mandatory reporters. For additional information about policies, resources and reporting options, please visit udmercy.edu/titleix.

    Title IX protections include assistance with pregnant and related parenting accommodations. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted with appropriate medical documentation to Laura Bagdady, Student Disability and Accessibility Support Services, bagdadlm@udmercy.edu. Questions or concerns regarding provision of medically necessary accommodations related to pregnancy or parenting may also be submitted to Marjorie Lang, Title IX Coordinator, at 313-993-1802 or langma@udmercy.edu.

Title IX Coordinators

If you are a student or employee, and would like to file a report, communicate a concern or have a question regarding Title IX, please contact Marjorie Lang.

玛乔丽郎,法学博士,硕士,LPC

Title IX Coordinator and Equity and Compliance Specialist
Office of Title IX
Office phone: 313-993-1802
Fax: 313-993-1534
Cell phone: 313-701-1098
Email: langma@udmercy.edu
Office location: Fisher Administrative Center, 5th floor, McNichols Campus
Mailing address: 4001瓦特麦克尼科尔斯,底特律的48221

第九条副协调员

McNichols Campus

If you are an employee and would like to file a report or communicate a concern affecting one or more employees, please contact:

Netina Anding-Moore

人力资源的副主任
费舍尔行政中心2楼
Email: andingnv@udmercy.edu
Phone: 313-993-1445

If you are a student and would like to file a report, communicate a concern, or have a question relating to student welfare of one or more students on the McNichols Campus, in addition to contacting the Title IX coordinator, you may also contact one of the deputy Title IX coordinators listed below:

Lanae Gill

居住生活的导演
房间110,shiple大厅,麦克尼科尔斯校园
Email: lanae.gill@udmercy.edu 
Phone: 313-993-1231

Adam Hollman

学生生活编程主任助理
学生中心,麦克尼科尔斯校园
Email: hollmaap@udmercy.edu 
Phone: 313-993-1154

Holly Kerstner

Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Services
Calihan Hall
Email: kerstnhl@udmercy.edu
Phone: 313-993-7323

Megan Novell

Head of Circulation
McNichols Campus Library
Email: novellme@udmercy.edu
Phone: 313-993-1795

Corktown Campus

If you are a student and would like to file a report, communicate a concern, or have a question relating to student welfare of one or more students at Detroit Mercy Dental, in addition to contacting the Title IX coordinator, you may also contact one of the deputy Title IX coordinators listed below:

Lola Banks

Diversity & Inclusion Director
Email: danieljc@udmercy.edu
Phone: 313-494-6957

Juliette Daniels

Associate Dean of Student Services and Enrollment
Room 470, Corktown Campus
Email: danieljc@udmercy.edu
Phone: 313-494-6850

Riverfront Campus

If you are a student and would like to file a report, communicate a concern, or have a question relating to student welfare of one or more students at Detroit Mercy Law, in addition to contacting the Title IX coordinator, you may also contact one of the deputy Title IX coordinators listed below:

Jordan Hall

Diversity & Inclusion Director
Email: halljg@udmercy.edu 
Phone: 313-596-9848

Megan Jennings

副院长,学生事务
房间131,河滨校区
Email: jenninmf@udmercy.edu
Phone: 313-596-0209