Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, all members of the Delta College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct, examples of which may include acts of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment and stalking.
Sexual Misconduct Concerns
All members of the College community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Delta College believes in zero tolerance for sex/gender-based misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s or “Mandated Reporters” attention, protective and/or other immediate measures will be implemented. An investigation will be conducted to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, as well as have limited effect on the victim and community.
If you are a victim of sexual misconduct:
- In an emergency, call 911.
- Get to safety. Try to get to a place where you feel safe.
- Reach out for support. Contact one of the following for assistance:
Delta College Title IX Coordinator, Loyce Brown, 989-686-9547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta College Public Safety, 989-686-9113
- Preserve evidence. Seek medical attention early to preserve all evidence and before doing so do not bathe, shower or change clothes do not wash sheets/other fabrics which may contain critical DNA evidence do not throw away anything do not use any medication.
- Get medical attention. Seek medical attention for injury treatment, preventative treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and other needed health services.
- Reporting options. You can file a criminal complaint, an institutional complaint, or both. A criminal complaint can be filed with a law enforcement agency which will then follow their procedures which could result in prosecution of the accused. An institutional complaint can be filed with Delta College with the Title IX Coordinator who will then interview all parties involved before determining next steps which may include disciplinary actions.
- Most importantly, know that the assault is not your fault.
Delta College, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted this procedure for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of claims of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, arrest record, veteran status, marital status, or other classifications identified in applicable U.S. federal, state, or local law, or in College policy. This includes without limitation unlawful discrimination prohibited by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, and the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
If you feel you have been victim of discrimination:
- Review the equity complaint procedures.
- Report the incident using the online reporting form.
- Contact the Delta College Equity Officer or the Director of Human Resources.