Investigating Complaints of Discrimination or Harassment

The Affirmative Action Office is responsible for assisting faculty, staff, and students who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against because they are a member of a protected group. The Affirmative Action Office is the designated office for investigating and determining who is appropriate to investigate such matters, as well as assisting appropriate administrators in decision-making and communication for the results of investigations.


The Designated Officers for allegations of discrimination and/or harassment under MnSCU Board Policy 1B.1 and Procedure 1B.1.1 are as following:

For allegations against an employee, you should contact:
Deb Almer
Chief Human Resources Officer/Affirmative Action Officer
BA 257


Mike Munford
Director of University Public Safety
FH B-18

For allegations against a SMSU student, you should contact:
Dave Hemp
Founders Hall Basement- 20
Coordinator of Student Judicial Affairs

The list of Designated Officers for complaints regarding Sexual Violence are located on the Title IX website


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