Report an Incident
During the Title IX Offices remote services and response, you can make a report to the Title IX office by leaving a voicemail, by email or using our online reporting.
Title IX Office
Reports may also be made to the Eastern Michigan University Police Department by calling 734.487.1222 or visiting 1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Fostering and maintaining an inclusive campus climate that is free of discrimination and harassment is principle to EMU’s commitment to supporting a safe educational environment. However, sexual harassment, sexual violence and gender-discrimination can and does occur with varying levels of frequency and impact.
Eastern Michigan University encourages its community to report any acts believed to be an incident of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination. The Title IX reporting form was developed to receive such reports as a part of the intake process. Submitting this form does not compel a reporting party to submit a formal complaint. Individuals who want to submit a formal complaint must contact the Title IX Coordinator, Anika Awai-Williams, directly at [email protected].
When reporting an incident through this form, please note the following:
- This reporting form is for non-emergency incidents only. If this is an EMERGENCY situation, CALL 911 or contact the EMU Police at 734.487.1222.
- The Title IX Office will make reasonable efforts to respect and protect your privacy. However, responding to violence and harassment may require collaboration across different areas of expertise on campus. If the reporting person(s) submit their contact information in their report online or directly to the Title IX Coordinator, they may be informed of the need of necessary additional information to appropriately address the report.
EMU regards reports made through this form seriously. Following the submission of the form, the reporting party can expect an outreach of support from the Title IX Office. If you have questions, please email the Title IX Coordinator, Anika Awai-Williams, [email protected].
What to expect when you report an incident to the Title IX Office:
- If someone discloses or shares conduct or an incident that is or may be prohibited under our Title IX policy as sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, or sex-based discrimination, your report or complaint will be handled sensitively and privately by the Title IX staff.
- The Title IX Office will attempt to reach out by email to the person(s) who have shared they have experienced prohibited conduct to offer support and information about Title IX and how the Title IX Office can help. A person's response to the email reach outs from the Title IX Coordinator are not required or obligated.
- The Title IX Office can offer support services or remedial measures for reporting person(s) to work to provide needed support and to address immediate safety concerns. Such support services may include reasonable academic accommodations.
- The Title IX Coordinator will discuss options available to address the conduct, including the formal grievance process and informal processes to address the asserted prohibited conduct; and options to also report to law enforcement, if the reporting person(s) so chooses.
- Retaliation against a person for s good faith report and complaint under Title IX or for participation in any Title IX investigation or proceeding under EMU's Title IX Policy is also a form of Prohibited Conduct. Retaliation is prohibited, unlawful, and will not be tolerated, and will be addressed through a formal grievance process. The Title IX Office will support reporting person(s) from retaliation, and will respond to complaints or reports of retaliation through the Title IX formal grievance process.
EMU Mandatory Employees
Here at EMU, all employees are required to report to the Title IX Office with any knowledge or disclosures of sexual misconduct or sex-based discrimination that involves EMU’s students, faculty, or employees. The only exception to the mandated reporting obligation to the Title IX Office is if the employee is a confidential employee.
A confidential employee is an employee whose position of employment at EMU allows them confidentiality of information shared with or disclosed to them. These employees are licensed mental health or medical health professionals. Confidential employee's professional position at EMU is to perform confidential counseling or medical services that affords them confidentiality under the law. Confidential employees include licensed mental health professionals employed at EMU’s Counseling and Psychological Services.