Sexual misconduct resources

WSU's policies regarding sexual discrimination, harassment and assault

Wayne State University and the broader community offer resources for individuals who have experienced domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex discrimination or harassment.

These agencies provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, referrals, and support for victims, concerned individuals (friends/family/co-workers), and others seeking information and guidance to help someone they know.

These resources include the following:

University resources

Title IX Coordinator  Brandy Branks

313-577-9999 |

WSU's Title IX Director is charged with promptly handling all reports of sexual misconduct; implementing interim measures; coordinating Wayne State's response, investigation and resolution of all reports under Title IX; ensuring appropriate education and training for students and employees; ensuring appropriate action to eliminate sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.

WSU's Title IX Director is supported by several Deputy Title IX Coordinators and other University administrators and departments, including the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Equal Opportunity.

The Title IX Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinators can be contacted by telephone, email or in person during regular business hours. If you need to report an incident after regular business hours, please leave a message or email and someone will get back to you at the beginning of the next business day.

In situations involving imminent harm or an emergency, please contact the Wayne State Police at (313) 577-2222.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

552 Student Center Building, Detroit, MI 48202 | 313-577-3398 | Crisis/information line (nights/weekends/university closures): 313-577-9982

CAPS provides free and confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students. The licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers at CAPS promote a culture of understanding and growth through individual and group counseling.

Campus Health Center

5285 Anthony Wayne Drive, MI 48201 | 313-577-5041

The Campus Health Center provides a wide range of health care services to currently enrolled students including, but not limited to physicals, men's and women's wellness exams, and STI & HIV testing, treatment, and counseling.

WSU Police Department

6050 Cass Detroit, MI 48202 | 313-577-2222

Online confidential Tip Form

The Wayne State University Police Department is committed to providing students, staff, faculty, visitors, and guests with prompt, courteous, and professional police services 24 hours a day. You may report criminal activity or concerns in-person, by phone, by email, or confidentially via the online tip form.

Office of Equal Opportunity

656 W. Kirby, 4342 FAB, Detroit, MI 48202 | 313-577-2280

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for the implementation of the University's Non-Discrimination / Affirmative Action Policies, Sexual Harassment Policy and Sexual Assault Policy. The OEO follows the procedures under the Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Process to ensure that employees and students are not discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, height, weight, disability or veteran status. Any member of the campus community, including students, staff, and faculty, may file a complaint with the OEO.

Student Conduct Officer, Dean of Students Office

301 Student Center Building, Detroit, MI 48202 | 313-577-1010

Students, staff, and faculty may initiate student conduct charges against any student believed to have committed a violation of the Student Code of Conduct by providing information pertinent to the charge via the Student Charge Form. Such violations include, but are not limited to, sexual assault, physical assault, stalking, and harassment. Cases of alleged student misconduct are reviewed and adjudicated by the Student Conduct Officer in the Dean of Students Office. Under the WSU Student Code of Conduct, students responsible for violations of the Code are subject to administrative sanctions up to and including expulsion.

Counseling and Testing Center - College of Education

306 Education Building | 313-577-1681

The Counseling and Testing Center provides free comprehensive mental health services for students and the local community as part of an advanced graduate educational program in which counselors-in-training serve under licensed professional faculty supervision. The Counseling Center offers both individual and group counseling.

WSU Psychology Clinic

60 Farnsworth Street, Rackham Building | 313-577-2840

The WSU Psychology Clinic serves as the training facility for the Department of Psychology Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. The clinic provides affordable psychological assessment and treatment to students, staff, and the local community on a sliding-fee scale - No insurance accepted.

University Ombudsperson

790 Student Center Building, Detroit, MI 48202 | 313-577-3487

The Ombuds Office provides a safe place to ask for help on campus. Students may contact the Office of the Ombudsperson when they need clarification on Wayne State policies and procedures, when they have a university-related problem that has not been resolved by regular university procedures, or when they have university-related questions for which they cannot find an answer. The Ombudsperson strives to see that student needs are met and that students can focus on making academic progress at Wayne State.

Employee Assistance Program


Resources for employees only

Anonymous tip lines

Office of Internal Audit

3300 Academic Administration Building, Detroit, MI 48202 | 313-577-5138

Faculty, staff, students and stakeholders may anonymously report suspicious activity to the Office of Internal Audit. Tips related to other areas of governance (i.e., Human Resources, Office of Equal Opportunity, Public Safety, etc.) will be forwarded to the appropriate department for further review in accordance with their respective policies and procedures.

WSU Police Department

6050 Cass Detroit, MI 48202 | 313-577-2222 | Non-emergency number: 313-577-6057

Online confidential Tip Form

Community/other resources

Detroit Police Department (Central District)

7310 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201 | 313-596-1300

Detroit Police Victim's Assistance Program

24-hour crisis.information and referral line: 313-833-1660

The Victim's Assistance Program strives to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals and families affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, and homicide by providing free crisis intervention, follow-up counseling, support services, and prevention programs.

Domestic Violence Victim Advocate (Detroit Police Department - 3rd Precinct)

24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 313-334-7922

Victim Advocates are available through the Detroit Service Corps. To assist with filing for a Personal Protection Order (PPO), safety planning, and connecting individuals with resources and support.

Wayne County SAFE 

24-hour crisis pager: 313-430-8000

Wayne County SAFE (WC SAFE) provides compassionate and trauma-informed care to survivors of sexual assault. The organization is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All services are free of charge and available to ALL ages men, women, and children. Medical-forensic exams (also known as rape kits) are provided up to 120 hours following an assault. Counseling and advocacy services are available to anyone who identifies as a survivor of sexual assault, sexual abuse or incest ~ no matter when it occurred. WC SAFE services are available to anyone, no matter where they live or where they were assaulted.

Detroit Receiving Hospital

4201 St. Antoine, Rm 3S14, Detroit, MI 48201 | 313-745-3356

Detroit Receiving offers expertise in many specialty areas including emergency medicine and trauma.  Medical-forensic services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) with specialized training in providing comprehensive care to survivors of sexual assault.

First Step

24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 734-722-6800

First Step provides free and confidential counseling and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence including legal, financial, medical, and housing information and support. The organization also partners with Wayne County Safe (WC SAFE) to provide local crisis hotline coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 248-334-1284 | TTY: 248-334-1290

HAVEN is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader that provides programs to promote violence-free homes and communities and helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy, and educational programming. 

Turning Point

158 South Main Street, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 | Administration: 586-463-4430  | 24-hour crisis/information and referral line: 586-463-6990 

Provides shelter and other support services for sexual assault victims and for spouse or partner abuse victims and their children; transportation for shelter residents to obtain needed services; limited financial assistance; child care services for shelter residents; individual and group counseling and legal assistance.

Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness (SASHA Center)

24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 888-865-7055

SASHA Center is a sexual assault service, prevention, and educational agency that provides support groups for survivors of sexual assault.  All support groups are free and confidential.

Planned Parenthood Detroit Health Center

4229 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 | 313-831-7776

The Planned Parenthood Detroit Health Center provides STD Testing, treatment & vaccines, emergency contraception, HIV testing, and other health care services. 

24-Hour Hotlines, Online Chat Resources & Other National Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) | 24/7 Online Chat

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline which is made up of a network of independent sexual assault service providers who answer calls to a single, nationwide hotline number. The hotline combines the advantages of a national organization with the abilities and expertise of local programs to provide information about support, laws, and resources in your community. One nationwide hotline makes it easier for survivors to be connected with the local help and resources they deserve. Confidential support from a trained support specialist is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through RAINN's Online Hotline confidential chat system.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

24-Hour Crisis/Information & Referral Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | TTY: 1-800-787-3224 | Online Chat (8:00 AM-3:00 AM daily)  

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential one-on-one support to women, men, children, and families affected by domestic violence. The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers, and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know.  Confidential support is also available from 8:00 AM 3:00 AM daily through their confidential, one-on-one internal chat messaging system.

Stalking Resource Center

Information & Referral Line (9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday): 1-855-484-2846 | Online Chat (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday)

The Stalking Resource Center (SRC) is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. The SRC website provides information about stalking statutes, safety planning, protection orders, and other online resources. VictimConnect specialists are available by phone or online chat to assist victims of any crime in locating appropriate national, local, or online referrals.