Title IX Compliance

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all university programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling and guidance, discipline, class assignment, grading, recreation, athletics, housing, and employment.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against people for making or participating in complaints of sex discrimination.

As a campus of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) system, MSUM has an enduring commitment to enhancing Minnesota’s quality of life by developing and fostering understanding and appreciation of a free and diverse society and providing equal opportunity for all its students and employees. To help effectuate these goals, MSUM is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and education.

No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

Harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression is prohibited. Harassment may occur in a variety of relationships, including faculty and student, supervisor and employee, student and student, staff and student, employee and employee, and other relationships with persons having business at, or visiting the educational or working environment.

MSUM’s Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy

Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and is prohibited at MSUM. MSUM is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. Acts of sexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal or civil law, or other Board Policies that may require separate proceedings. To further its commitment against sexual violence, MSUM provides reporting options, an investigative and disciplinary process, and prevention training or other related services as appropriate.

MSUM’s Sexual Violence Policy

MSUM believes that its student-athletes should be provided equitable participation opportunities, receive equitable athletic scholarships, and that the overall men’s and women’s athletic programs be afforded equitable treatment. MSUM values the educational aspect of athletics and as such offers opportunities to compete in NCAA Division II varsity athletics program and is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The University also offers opportunities at the club level and through intramural programs.

MSUM’s Gender Equity in Athletics Policy