Eastern Michigan University

Who is the Title IX Coordinator?

Melody A. Werner
Title IX Coordinator
246B Student Center
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Video about EMU's TItle IX Office

When should I contact the Title IX Coordinator?

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator.

Contact the Title IX Coordinator in order to:

  • Understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship violence)
  • File a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct
  • Notify the University of an incident that may raise potential Title IX concerns
  • Get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services
  • Ask questions about Eastern Michigan University's policies and procedures related to sexual discrimination

Deputy Coordinators

Jeanette Zalba
Director, Housing & Residence Life
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Director of Housing & Residence Life will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the Title IX Coordinator.

Sharon Abraham
Director, Diversity and Affirmative Action
Human Resources
140 McKenny
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Diversity and Affirmative Action Director is responsible for investigating Title IX complaints against faculty and staff, including those complaints filed by students.

Erin Kido
Senior Associate AD/SWA
EMU Convocation Center
799 Hewitt Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Senior Associate AD may be contacted if you are a student-athlete or if you have a complaint involving an athletics coach or athletics staff member or student-athlete. The Senior Associate AD will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the Title IX Coordinator. You may also contact the Senior Associate AD for matters involving gender equity in EMU athletics programs.

To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may also contact:

EMU Department of Public Safety
1200 Oakwood Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734.487.1222 (non-emergency for landline, emergency for cell)
911 (emergency for landline)

Inquiries or complaints that involve potential violations of Title IX may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights or the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice:


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