Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention

Alan Berkowitz asserts in his research that 80% of college age men are uncomfortable when women are belittled or mistreated. They do not express their discomfort because they believe they are the only ones who are uncomfortable. Bystander intervention better equips men to express their discomfort. This strategy provides community members with the awareness, skills, and ability to challenge social norms in their community that support sexual assault.

Victim Rights

Victim Rights

An individual who is harmed by a violent act committed by a student in violation of the code of student conduct may receive special consideration within the student judicial process. Acts of violence include, but are not limited to:

Information for those assaulted

What to do if you have been sexually assaulted

  • Get to a safe place immediately. If you cannot get somewhere safe, call Kettering University Campus Safety at 810-762-9501 or, 911 immediately.
  • Call a friend, family member, school official or someone you trust and ask that they stay with you.
  • Don't shower, eat, drink, go to the bathroom, douche, brush your teeth, or change your clothes before going to the hospital.

Signs of Domestic Violence

What does domestic violence look like?

The following are some of the most common tactics used by abusers to control their partners.  If you or someone you know has their personal freedom restricted or is afraid of their partner, they may be a victim of domestic violence.

Sexual Assault Key Terms

Sexual Assault- Sexual assault (often known as rape) is forcing or coercing an individual to engage in any non-consensual sexual contact or sexual penetration. In Michigan, the law regarding sexual assault is called the Criminal Sexual Conduct Act. It is gender neutral and includes marital, stranger, date, acquaintance, and child sexual assault.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:" “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".

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct

Kettering University is committed to providing an environment in which all members of the University community are safe, free from fear, intimidation, or harassment, and able to participate fully in the educational and social opportunities available to them at the University. The information under sexual misconduct provides guidance for students on sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, and stalking.