Individuals who file a complaint of Harassment, Sexual Violence or other gender-based violations, are protected under federal law and University policy from retaliation.

This includes retaliation from the accused, their associates or anyone in the University itself on the basis of filing a gender-based complaint.

Retaliation may include intimidating, threatening, coercing, or in any way discriminating against the individual because of the individual’s complaint or participation.

University Response to Retaliation

The University is aware that complaints of sexual violence may be followed by retaliation against a complainant and/or witness by the alleged perpetrator or his/her associates.

When the University is made aware of an allegation of retaliation following a Title IX complaint, the University will take prompt and effective steps to investigate and appropriately address continuing or new problems.

In addition, following an initial Title IX complaint the University will make every effort to eliminate the hostile environment and prevent recurrence, including instances of retaliation.

Reporting Retaliation

Retaliation should be reported to any of the following campus departments:

Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (231) 591-2088

Ferris State Department of Public Safety
Hours: 24/7 Dispatch
Phone: (231) 591-5000
Crime Hotline: (231) 591-5900

Office of Student Conduct
Hours: M-F,  8-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (231) 591-3619

Office of the Dean of Student Life
Hours: M-F,  8-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (231) 591-5916

Statement on Privacy

When reporting an allegation of retaliation to the following campus resources your privacy will be a significant priority. Information regarding the allegation will only be shared with individuals who have direct responsibility for responding to the allegation, addressing its effects, and preventing any recurrence.