Title IX

Title IX at Southwest Minnesota State University

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
-- Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.
It is the policy of Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU), in accordance with federal and state law, to prohibit unlawful discrimination as outlined in Minnesota State Board Policy 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity.

Title IX Coordinator

Nancy Olson
Chief Human Resources Officer/Affirmative Action Officer
BA 257
507-537-6544
Nancy.Olson@SMSU.edu
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of the complaint procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

To file a complaint against a SMSU Student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact:

Dave Hemp
Founders Hall Basement- 20
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
507-537-6470
Dave.Hemp@SMSU.edu
The university official listed above has been designated as a Deputy Title IX coordinator and is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving students, including training, education communication, and investigation of complaints.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Visitors

To file a complaint against a SMSU employee for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact:

Mike Munford
Director of University Public Safety
FH B-18
507-537-7858
Mike.Munford@SMSU.edu
The university official listed above has been designated as a Deputy Title IX coordinator and is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving employees and visitors, including training, education communication, and investigation of complaints.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

If you have a complaint against a SMSU student athlete, coach or athletic administrator for sexual harassment, sex discrimination or sexual assault, you may contact one of the officials listed above, and/or you may contact the official listed below, who will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office.

Jamie Dunn
Senior Woman Administrator/Assistant Athletic Director
FH 310
507-537-7264
jamie.dunn@SMSU.edu

The university official listed above has been designated as a Deputy Title IX coordinator and is responsible for Title IX compliance in matters involving student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators and staff, including training, education communication, and investigation of complaints.
Gender Equity in Athletics
If you have a complaint about gender equity in SMSU athletics programs, you should contact Rolly Muller, Senior Woman Administrator/Assistant Athletic Director, who is responsible for Title IX Compliance in matters related to gender equity in SMSU athletics programs.

Additional Resources

Sexual Assault
To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact one of the coordinators listed above, or you may also contact:
SMSU Public Safety Office
Founders Hall Basement
507-537-7252

Last Modified: 7/5/17 9:32 AM