Affirmative Action and Equity at St. Cloud State University

Welcome to the SCSU Office of Equity and Affirmative Action website. St. Cloud State University demonstrates its commitment to affirmative action and equity in a variety of ways as part of the Minnesota State College & University System. SCSU has made a commitment to diversity in our workforce and student body in our strategic plan.

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Statement of Nondiscrimination

St. Cloud State University will provide equal education and employment opportunities to all persons following the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA), as amended, which prohibits certain forms of discrimination in providing educational programs under Title IX and employment under Title VII. Specifically the CRA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, or religion. Federal law also prohibits discrimination based on age, disability, pregnancy and certain Veteran status. The State of Minnesota further prohibits discrimination based on marital status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance or membership on a human rights commission.

In compliance with the law and as an integral part of the mission of this university, St. Cloud State University is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities to all students and employees regardless of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran.

To carry out this commmitment, SCSU not only prohibits discrimination in policy and process, but takes affirmative steps to prevent sexual and discriminatory harassment in the workplace and classroom. SCSU students or employees with concerns or uncertainty about possible harassment or discrimination are encouraged to contact Ellyn L. Bartges, who is the university Designated Officer, Title IX Coordinator/Officer and the Equity & Affirmative Action Officer (phone 308-5123 or via email at or  At, you will find SCSU policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment and sexual assault, as well as information on resources available to you.



Contact Us:

Office of Equity & Affirmative Action
102 Administrative Services
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Telephone: (320) 308-5123
Fax: (320) 308-6600
Minnesota Relay Service (MRS): (800) 627-3529

Ellyn L. Bartges
Equity & Affirmative Action Officer
ADA & Title IX Coordinator

Desiree' Clark
Office Manager


Quick Links

OEAA Brochures

Title IX-Dear Colleague Letter 04-2011, US Dept. of Ed, Office of Civil Rights

FAQs About St. Cloud State University's Response to Sexual Misconduct (rev. 10-28-11)

Discrimination/Harrassment Complaint Process

Search Process/Procedures

Training in Anti-Racism & Preventing Discrimination



OEAA - Who We Are and What We Do

1B.1 Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity

Racial Discrimination & Harassment

Sexual Orientation Discrimination & Harassment


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