Notice of Non-Discrimination

Engaging in harassment is unacceptable conduct which will not be tolerated. An employee or student found to have engaged in harassment will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion. Supervisors or other designated University staff (as identified in the Dickinson State University Harassment Complaint Procedure) who know or should have known of harassment and fail to report such behavior, or fail to take immediate, appropriate action, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Dickinson State University maintains commitment to the understanding that the maintenance of ethical standards and the concerns for academic freedom prohibit the exploitation of employees and students. Dickinson State University is required by law and State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) Policy to take all steps necessary to prevent harassment. These steps include informing individuals of their rights and responsibilities, developing educational programs to sensitize the campus community to the issue, and developing sanctions against harassment. Employees and students may be held personally liable for acts of harassment.

Harassment Training

All new and current DSU employees must complete mandatory harassment training annually. Student employees (i.e., work-study employees) do not have to complete the annual harassment training program.

Contact DSU’s Affirmative Action Officer for assistance in completing this training.

Affirmative Action Officer

Dickinson State University is fully committed to equal opportunity in employment decisions, educational programs, and activities in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, including affirmative action efforts. In that regard, Dickinson State University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion or creed, national origin, marital status, race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in its admissions, employment practices, education programs, housing, food service, or other related activities.

Inquiries regarding the educational opportunities or equal employment policies of this institution should be directed to: 

Title IX Coordinator
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: 701-483-2984
Fax: 701-483-2955

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress on June 23, 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972.  It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other education activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics

Military schools, religious schools, fraternities, and sororities are generally exempt from provisions of Title IX.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law. The Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of NDSU policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the university's Title IX compliance.

Individuals with questions, concerns or a complaint related to Title IX may contact the university's Title IX Coordinator:

Title IX Coordinator
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: 701-483-2984
Fax: 701-483-2955