Policy on Sexual Misconduct

Title IX The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an educational environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Discrimination, including harassment, because of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law is strictly prohibited. This policy specifically addresses the prohibition of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence. Sexual misconduct represents a serious breach of the College’s commitment to fostering a positive educational and working environment. An individual who violates this policy may also be subject to criminal prosecution and civil litigation in addition to College disciplinary procedures. As described in the annual security report (see “Sexual Assault/Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Programs”), with the intent of ending sexual misconduct, the College conducts primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees and ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns for students and employees.

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Alcohol and Other Drug Policy for Students, Faculty and Staff

The College for Creative Studies is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning community for all its members. The College recognizes that the improper and excessive use of alcohol and other drugs may interfere with the College’s mission by negatively affecting the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. Due to the harm caused by the excessive and illegal use of alcohol and other drugs, the College has a vested interest in establishing policies to prohibit unlawful behavior and sanctions to address policy violations by members of the CCS community.

Under the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the College is required to have an alcohol and other drug policy and must distribute this policy annually to all employees and students. This Policy must outline the College’s prevention, education and intervention efforts, and consequences that may be applied by both the College and external authorities for policy violations. The law also requires that individuals be notified of possible health risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and sources of assistance for problems that may arise as a result of use.

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Student Organizations

There is a big difference between attending CCS and being a part of the CCS community. Joining a student organization is a great way to get involved. Each group offers different benefits. It all depends on what you are looking to find. Most importantly they all can help prepare students for a very competitive world after college, where people skills and experiences gained from service as an active member of a student organization are required.

Find out more about Student Organizations 

Student Advocate

The Student Advocate position was created to provide students a consistent, centralized point of contact for questions, concerns and/or problems they may be experiencing on campus. The position is not intended to eliminate standard office and academic procedures elsewhere on campus, more to provide a supplemental resource for students. The Student Advocate’s primary rule is to ensure that policies are enforced fairly and that students are fully informed of what is being done and why.

The Student Advocate will:

  • Assist students in accomplishing the expeditious resolution of their problems and concerns.
  • Provide confidential and informal assistance to students.
  • Advocate for fairness.
  • Act as a source of information and referral.

Many of the student concerns that are anticipated being heard by the Student Advocate are listed below. Examples of student concerns brought to the attention of the Student Advocate include:

Facility issues:

  • Environmental safety issues within classrooms/labs
  • Campus safety
  • A problem with a particular faculty or staff member
  • Office hours not accommodating to student needs

Student-to-student issues:

  • Harassment
  • Vandalism of work
  • Suspicion of theft

Financial issues:

  • Questions or concerns about College policies
  • Personal issues or concerns (may or may not directly relate to the College)
  • Academic issues or concerns

Personal Counseling & Wellness

Need to talk? The Wellness Center has three full time counselors available for short-term or long-term counseling. Visit the Wellness & Counseling page for more details. If you think counseling may be helpful, give us a call at 313-664-7830 or you can send an email to counseling@collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

Appointments are available 8:30-4:30 Monday – Friday.

For helpful mental health & wellness resources online, visit ulifeline.org.

Wellness Activities on Campus

The Wellness Center sponsors ongoing activities as well as various collaborative programming with other student groups and offices. If you have an idea for a new session or event, contact our office! Gentle Flow Yoga: Mondays, 7:15 pm Taubman 604 & Thursdays, 6:30 pm, WB Ford 217 Mindfulness Sessions: Wednesdays, 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm, Yamasaki A010 (Lower Level).

Students With Disabilities

All students are encouraged to disclose disabilities that they feel may affect their academic success. We want you to succeed, and our ability to offer you the best education is made possible if you are receiving the appropriate assistance.

Students identified as having any type of disability are entitled and encouraged to request accommodations.

Find out more and download the Disability Verification Form.

Share Your Ideas

Got an idea to share about future campus events at CCS? Tell us!

Just send an email to the Student Life Director, Michael Coleman at mcoleman@collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

CCS Food Bank

There is a food bank in the Office of Student Affairs for students who have run out of food and do not have the resources to buy more. The concept behind this food bank is that it is an emergency resource for students.

Don’t go hungry, ask for help.