Title IX Coordinator for LTU Employees

The Title IX Coordinator is charged with coordinating the University’s compliance with state and federal civil rights laws. The Title IX Coordinator is not an advocate for either the Complainant or the Respondent. The Title IX Coordinator will explain to both parties the informal and formal processes outlined below and the confidentiality provisions. The Title IX Coordinator accepts anonymous and third-party reports of conduct alleged to violate this Policy and will follow up on such reports.

Where appropriate, the Title IX Coordinator will provide to both parties information about options for obtaining supportive measures including: no contact orders, medical and counseling services; information about making a criminal report; information about receiving advocacy services, information about other helpful community resources and safety measures.

Contact Information:

Deshawn Johnson

Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

P   248.204.2117
E   djohnson@ltu.edu

To raise any concern involving bias or conflict of interest by the Title IX Coordinator, or report of misconduct committed by the Title IX Coordinator should contact the University President , Dr. Tarek Sobh, at 248.204.2000 or president@ltu.edu . Concerns of bias or a potential conflict of interest or reports of misconduct by any other Title IX Team member should be raised with the Title IX Coordinator.

As determined by the Title IX Coordinator, the University can act to remove an employee from its premises when an individualized safety and risk analysis has determined that an immediate threat to the physical health or safety of any employee or other individual justifies removal. These actions could include, but are not limited to: temporarily re-assigning an employee, authorizing an administrative leave, and suspending an employee pending an investigation.

Parties in these processes, including the Complainant, the individual accused of a Policy Violation (“Respondent”), and witnesses, have privacy rights and reasonable expectations of confidentiality in the investigation of matters subject to this procedure.

In addition, the integrity of the process depends on ensuring reasonable expectations of confidentiality. The Title IX Coordinator will keep confidential the complaint, report, witness statements, and any other information provided by the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses and will disclose this information only to the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses, as necessary to give fair notice of the allegations and to conduct the investigation; to law enforcement consistent with state and federal law; to other University officials as necessary for coordinating interim measures or for health, welfare, and safety reasons, and to government agencies who review the University’s compliance with federal law. The investigation report will be disclosed only to the Complainant, Respondent, Title IX Coordinator, Discipline Authority as necessary, and University officials as necessary to prepare for subsequent proceedings (e.g., University President and University Legal Counsel). Information about complaints and reports, absent personally identifiable information, may be reported to University officials and external entities for statistical and analysis purposes pursuant to federal and state law and University policy.

If a person filed a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator and believes the University’s response was inadequate, or otherwise believes the University has discriminated on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, or retaliation, the individual may file a complaint with the:

U.S. Department of Education

  • Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
  • Customer Service Hotline #: 800.421.3481
  • Facsimile: 202.453.6012
  • TDD#: 877.521.2172
  • Email: OCR@ed.gov
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Regional Office: Cleveland, OH

  • Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • 1350 Euclind Avenue, Suite 325
  • Cleveland, OH 44115
  • Telephone: 216.522.4970
  • Fax: 216.522.2573
  • Email: ocr.cleveland@ed.gov