Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement

Minot State University (MSU) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. MSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information (GINA), marital or parental status, veteran’s status, citizenship status, public assistance status, participation in lawful off-campus activity, spousal relationship to current employee, or other protected status under federal, state, or local law. MSU complies with all federal and state non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations, including complying with the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This policy applies to admissions, enrollment, scholarships, loan programs, participation in University activities, employment, and access to participation in, and treatment in all University programs and activities.

MSU prohibits retaliation against any individual or group who exercises rights or responsibilities protected under the provisions of federal, state and/or local law, including MSU policy.  Employees or students who violate this policy may face disciplinary action up to and including separation from the University. Third parties who engage in discrimination and/or harassment may have their relationship with the University terminated and/or their University privileges withdrawn. 

Questions, comments, or complaints regarding sexual discrimination or sexual harassment should be directed to the Title IX Office. Complaints may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Sara Abrahamson
Director, Human Resources / Diversity/Equity/InclusionAA/EO / Deputy Title IX Coordinator
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707

Title IX Office
 (sexual harassment / sexual discrimination)
Lisa Dooley, Ed.D.,
Title IX Coordinator 
Memorial Hall, 4th Floor, Room 412
500 University Ave W.
Minot, ND 58707

Kevin Harmon (student inquiries)
Vice President of Student Affairs
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707

Office for Civil Rights – Chicago Office

U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Telephone: 312-730-1560,
FAX: 312-730-1576, TDD: 800-877-8339,

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