Title IX Resources & Advocacy

  • The following resources are available for students, faculty and staff:

    MSUM Sexual Assault and Domestic/Dating Violence Counselor
    provides free and confidential services to students directly affected by sexual assault and domestic/dating violence and those close to them

    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.

    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.

    Decisionmaker Training
    The designated officer along with the Director of Public Safety, Director of the Health and Wellness Centers, and the Sexual Assault and Domestic/Dating Violence Counselor present training for MSUM Sexual Violence Policy Decisionmakers.

    Employee Training
    Annually, the Designated Officer hosts sexual harassment and sexual violence training at the beginning of every academic year.

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

    Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Course
    RAD is a comprehensive, women-only self-defense course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program, but instead focuses on a woman's natural abilities to defend herself. RAD classes are taught once per semester by a Department of Public Safety Sergeant.

    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 Theatre Arts Department/Blackfriars 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.

    Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault

    The federal government has created an online resource for students as well as colleges and universities. It is called Not Alone and was launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The Task Force was established on January 22, 2014. In response to thousands of people who have shared their stories and ideas about how best to eliminate sexual assault on our campuses and schools, the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice has responded.

    The Center for Changing our Campus Culture: An Online Resource to Address Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking (The Center) is supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women in collaboration with its designated Campus Program Technical Assistance Provider Team.

    To learn more about the latest research, best practices, and information, visit the web page: http://changingourcampus.org