Title IX Resources & Advocacy

The following resources are available for students.

MSUM Counseling Services
Provides free and confidential services to students directly affected by sexual assault and domestic/dating violence and those close to them. Counselors are available Monday through Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm; 218.477.2211.

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead
provides crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling and education to all persons affected by sexual and domestic violence and to provide prevention programs to create a society free of personal abuse

  • 24-hour crisis phone line: 701.293.7273 or 1.800.344.7273

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) is a voice for sexual assault victims, sexual assault help and prevention programs, and allies committed to ending sexual violence.

Free Legal Services

  • Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
    • Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM) provides free legal help in twenty-two northwest Minnesota counties.
      Phone: 218.233.8585
      Toll Free: 1.800.450.8585
  • Legal Services of North Dakota
    • Legal Services of North Dakota is a non-profit organization, providing legal assistance in a variety of matters to low income and elderly North Dakotans. Help is available by calling this toll free number.
      Toll Free: 1.800.634.5263

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

Campus-wide efforts include but are not limited to the following (trainings are held annually and on an ongoing basis):

Campus Security Authority Training
The designated officer provides training to the University's campus security authorities. This training includes education regarding specifics of this policy and procedure.

Employee Training
All employees of the Minnesota State University System are required to complete Respectful Campus and Sexual Violence Prevention Training (SVPT) annually.

Poster Campaign
The designated officer posts informational posters in the Residence Halls and academic buildings and offices across campus.

Student Education
Training on the awareness of sexual violence prevention measures and procedures to incidents of sexual violence.

Programs & Events:

Office of Student Activities Events: The Office of Student Activities hosts events such as Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®an opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects, and remediation to sexualized violence — and Sex Signals — a program that allows students to further examine some of their cultural stereotypes, as well as think critically about situations in which rape and sexual abuse occur and how they can make slight changes in their own lifestyle to prevent these events from occurring.

Take Back the Night Event: In September/October, the Women's and Gender Studies department and the Women's Center annually hosts "Take Back The Night" Rally and BBQ with food, booths, and peer education; followed by speakers; a march around the campus; and candlelight vigil and moment of silence.

V-Day Event: MSUM Women’s Center and Campus Feminist Organization sponsors V-Day at MSUM. V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues.