Kettering University is committed to creating a community free from violence. The University will not tolerate sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, or stalking as defined by State and Federal Laws.
The Wellness Center offers counseling and a range of educational, prevention, and awareness programs for incoming and existing students, and employees on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and bystander intervention. Programing can be customized for each individual audience.
If an individual requests the Wellness Center to share healthcare or counseling information they must complete and submit to the Wellness Center a Release of Information. All information about a student is considered confidential and is to be released only to authorized personnel.
In addition to pressing charges, an individual can obtain a personal protection order at the Genesee Circuit Court, 2nd floor-east located at 900 S. Saginaw Flint, Michigan 48504.
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.
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:
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.
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- 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.