Title IX

Oakland Community College is committed to providing our community an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for all. Consistent with these values and applicable law, OCC maintains a comprehensive program designed to protect members of the College community from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions that receive federal funding. Title IX applies to all students, faculty, and staff in the United States who are:

  1. employed by, attending, or affiliated with OCC;
  2. participating in, or attempting to participate in any OCC program or activity; and/or
  3. visiting OCC’s campuses or any property owned or leased by OCC.

Please review the August 2020 revised Title IX Policy, and visit the FAQs page for more information.

Training for Students

We encourage students to go through the Title IX training offered below, if you have not yet done so to further your understanding of Title IX.

Title IX Training for Students

*If you have not yet completed the training, Crime Prevention for Students, it will also appear under this link.

Title IX Personnel Training

Under the new Title IX regulations, the Title IX Coordinator, as well as any investigator, facilitator of informal resolutions, hearing officer, or appeals officer must have certain required training, and must make the training materials publicly available.  

Victim Rights

Oakland Community College is dedicated to protecting and preserving the rights of crime victims. We are sensitive to the needs of all victims and will strive to provide assistance, access to vital information, resources and additional services.

Pursuant to Federal Title IX regulations, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Michigan Crime Victim’s Rights Act, the Department of Public Safety will not impede, to any alleged victim of any crime of violence, the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the College against the perpetrator of the crime directly related to the victim. The College will aid and assist any victim in pursuing information for which they are entitled under the law.

Victim Rights Policy:

It is the policy of the Oakland Community College Department of Public Safety to comply with Title IX, FERPA regulations, and the Michigan Crime Victim’s Rights Act, PA 87 of 1985 (MCL 780.751).

Pursuant to Title IX and FERPA regulations, the Department of Public Safety will not impede any alleged victim of any crime of violence from obtaining the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the college against the perpetrator of the crime directly related to the victim. Any victim requesting information related to their complaint shall be referred to the Title IX Coordinator.

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the College community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should report their concerns and/or file a report with the College Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator:

Ms. Carmen White 
Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (248) 341-2036

Report Concerns/File a Report

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:

Richard Leonard
Chief of Public Safety
1st Floor Building G, Auburn Hills Campus
Phone: (248) 232-4660

Victim Resources

Teen Yellow Pages

A Resource Handbook for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, Friends and Family

Campus Public Safety Office Locations

Auburn Hills Campus
G Building, Room G-101
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone: (248) 232-4599

Highland Lakes Campus
Woodland Hall, Room 268
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone: (248) 942-3399

Orchard Ridge Campus
J Building - Room J250
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone: (248) 522-3999

Royal Oak Campus
B Building, Room B-107
739 S. Washington Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone: (248) 246-2699

Southfield Campus
A Building, Room A-224
22322 Rutland Drive
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone: (248) 233-2999