Policies and Compliance

students having a conversation outside of campusBelow is relevent information regarding Minnesota State board policies, sexual violence procedures, affirmative action plans, and state and federal laws.

 

 

 

 

 

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Policy and Procedure

Board Policy 1B.3 addresses sexual violence as an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual and is prohibited. Minnesota State 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. 

Sexual Violence Reporting

To report sexual violence, you may either:

Reports can be made by a victim, witness, or by someone who may have knowledge of an incident. Complaints can also be submitted in confidence. Always call 911 in an emergency.

Sexual Violence Training

We would like to acknowledge and thank the University of Montana for allowing us to use some of the materials they had created for their Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness/Sexual Violence Training Program:

Designated Officers

Alexandria Technical and Community College
Tamzin Bukowski
320-762-4415

Anoka Technical College
Lisa Harris
763-433-1292

Sean Johns
763-433-1124

Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Michael Opoku
763-433-1272

Bemidji State University
Deb Peterson
218-755-4121

Mary Ward
218-755-2010

Central Lakes College
Mary Sam
218-855-8159

Century College
Jennifer Rassett
651-747-4015

Dakota County Technical College
Suzie Brusoe
651-423-8205

Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College
Marisa Haggy
218-879-0805

Hennepin Technical College
Jean Maierhofer
763-488-2633

Hibbing Community College
Lisa Bestul
218-262-6752

Inver Hills Community College
Suzie Brusoe
651-423-8205

Itasca Community College
Rick Kangas
218-322-2319

Lake Superior College
Wade Gordon
218-733-7656

Mesabi Range College
David Dailey
218-749-7772

Metropolitan State University
Herbert King
651-793-1508

Craig Morris
651-793-1272

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Maya Sullivan
612-659-6749

Minnesota State College Southeast
Nate Emerson
507-453-2711

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Shawn Anderson
218-299-6535

Dacia Johnson
218-736-1512

Nancy South
218-736-1530

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Ashley Atteberry
218-477-2174

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Linda Alvarez
507-389-2985

Cyrenthia Jordan
507-389-2986

Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Karen Miller
507-223-1335

Normandale Community College
Orinthia Montague
952-358-8283

Debbie Tillman
952-358-8623

North Hennepin Community College
Elton Dahn
763-488-0229

Northland Community and Technical College
Mary Fontes
218-793-2460

Pine Technical and Community College
Jason Spaeth
320-629-5175

Rainy River Community College
Scott Riley
218-285-2205

Tammy Wood
218-285-2204

Ridgewater College
Jay Morrison
320-222-8040

Riverland Community College
Ricki Walters
507-433-0368

Rochester Community and Technical College
Renee Engelmeyer
507-285-7183

Saint Paul College
Rachelle Schmidt
651-846-1348

South Central College
Dawn Pearson
507-322-5856 (Fairbault)
507-389-7219 (Mankato)

Southwest Minnesota State University
Mike Munford
507-537-7858

St. Cloud State University
Ellyn Bartges
320-308-5123

St. Cloud Technical College
Debra Holstad
320-308-3227

Melissa Majerus
320-308-5922

Vermilion Community College
Jeff Nelson
218-235-2193

Winona State University
Lori Mikl
507-457-2766

Resources

Minnesota

  • MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
    MnCASA is a voice for sexual assault victims, sexual assault help programs, and allies committed to ending sexual violence.
  • Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline (1-866-223-1111)
    Day One is a statewide network of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, youth- and community- advocacy programs. Day One hosts the statewide crisis hotline that connects callers to the nearest service or agency in their geographic area.
  • Minnesota SANE Programs
    This is a list of Minnesota hospitals that provide forensic nurses trained in sexual assault.
  • OutFront Minnesota
    OutFront provides programs and services to Minnesota's LBGTQ and allied communities in the areas of community organizing, public policy, anti-violence, law, education, and training.

Regional

  • Canvas Health
    Canvas Health, Twin Cities, provide services to children, adolescents, adults and families who struggle with mental health, chemical health and domestic and sexual abuse.
  • Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center
    CMSAC is a 24-hour crisis intervention agency providing direct services to those people affected by any form of sexual violence.
  • Safe Avenues (24/7 Crisis Line: 800-792-4210 or 320-262-3829)
    Safe Avenues serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse; child witnesses of domestic violence; and families in need of supervised visitation or parental exchange. Safe Avenues also have a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline and has trained Sexual Assault Advocates to respond 24/7 to assist in the crisis. Safe Avenues has victim advocacy in Kandiyohi, Swift, Renville and McLeod Counties. All of their services are free of charge.
  • Sexual Violence Center
    Sexual Violence Center provides advocacy service, counseling, support in hospitals, and legal advocacy.

National

  • Department Of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women
    This office's mission is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
    The National Center for Victims of Crime has a number of resources available to assist crimes of violence. They are the leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims, as well as for those who serve crime victims.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    NCADV is an online and mobile accessible database of US Domestic Violence providers.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7323)
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24/7 confidential help and resources for victims of domestic violence.
  • NotAlone.gov
    NotAlone is a federal government resource for students, faculty, and staff at our colleges and universities.
  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (1-800-656-HOPE)
    RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, accessible 24/7 (800-656-HOPE). It works closely with more than 1,000 local sexual assault providers to offer confidential support services to survivors, regardless of where they are in their recovery. Resources for victims and a directory of services is available in the US.

Minnesota State has an Affirmative Action Plan. In addition, each Minnesota State college and university has a separate Affirmative Action Plan. 

State Laws

Minnesota Human Rights Act

Federal Laws

Affirmative Action
Executive Order 11246 〈as amended by 11375〉 - requires affirmative action programs for women and minorities and prohibits job discrimination on the basis of race, color , religion, sex, or national origin.

Section 402, Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 - requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era and prohibits discrimination based on Vietnam-era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in federally assisted programs.

Section 503, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities and prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs.

Age
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - prohibits discrimination based on age in federally assisted programs.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 - prohibits discrimination based on age in employment for employees 40 years old or older.

Disability
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment, public accommodations, public services, transportation, and telecommunications and requires provision of reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Section 503, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs.

Gender
Equal Pay Act of 1963 - prohibits sex discrimination in payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work in the same establishment.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on pregnancy and related conditions.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 - prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally assisted programs.

Race, Color, National Origin
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in federally assisted programs.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Religion
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Veteran Status
Section 402, Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 - prohibits discrimination based on Vietnam-era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in federally assisted programs and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.

Equal Pay Act of 1963
Requires equal pay for equal work, i.e. substantially equal in skill, effort, and responsibility. Permissible pay discrimination under the Act includes circumstances in which pay differentials between men and women in the same job title are due to 〈1〉 seniority system, 〈2〉 merit system, 〈3〉 system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production, or 〈4〉 differentials based on any other factor other than sex.

Civil Rights Act of 1964
Prohibits discrimination in programs receiving Federal funds.

Title VI: Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or national origin in federally-financially assisted programs.

Title VII: Prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex 〈including pregnancy〉.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1964
Prohibits discrimination in employment of individuals over 40 years of age and older, except in special circumstances.

Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments to the Higher Education Act
Prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving Federal funds. Covers programs and activities including students loans and scholarships, access to courses, housing, health services, athletics, career services and publications.

Executive Order 11246 〈1965〉
Prohibits discrimination in employment practices of Federal contractors who receive $50,000 or more in federal funds and have 50 or more employees. Requires affirmative action be taken to provide employment opportunities for qualified women and minorities.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Prohibits discrimination in programs receiving Federal funds on the basis of disability.

Section 503: Requires affirmative action be taken to provide employment opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities by employers receiving more than $2,500 or more in Federal funds.

Section 504: Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving federal funds. Requires reasonable accommodation qualified persons with disabilities, except in cases of undue hardship is shown.

Section 402 of the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
Requires affirmative action be taken to employ Vietnam era veterans, special disabled and disabled veterans by employers receiving $10,000 or more in Federal funds. Amended in 1992 to cover all veterans.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment 〈Title I〉, by state and local governments 〈Title II〉, in public accommodations 〈Title III〉 and in telecommunications 〈Title IV〉.

Civil Rights Act of 1991
Amends Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding the protected category of "disability" and provides for appropriate remedies for intentional discrimination and unlawful harassment in the work place. The 1991 Act does not affect court-ordered remedies, affirmative action, or conciliation agreements, that are in accordance with the law.

Other Office for Civil Rights Resources
The following is a list of online resources that discuss the obligations of educational institutions to respond to harassment prohibited under the federal anti-discrimination laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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