Policies and Related Information - Harassment and Discriminatory Conduct
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, color, creed, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, and other mentioned immutable characteristics. To carry out this commitment, St. Cloud State University not only prohibits discrimination in policy and process, but takes affirmative steps to prevent sexual and discriminatory harassment in the workplace and classroom.
St. Cloud State University 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 firstname.lastname@example.org). At www.stcloudstate.edu/affirmativeaction/policies you will find St. Cloud State University policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment and sexual assault, as well as information on resources available to you.
Harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation is prohibited. Harassment may occur in a variety of relationships, including faculty and student, supervisor and employee, student and student, staff and student, employee and employee, and other relationships with persons having business at, or visiting the educational or working environment.
Discrimination is defined as conduct that is directed at an individual because of his or her protected class and that subjects the individual to different treatment that interferes with or limits the ability of the individual to participate in, or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the system or colleges and universities or otherwise adversely affects the individual's employment or education.
Discriminatory harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct that is directed at an individual because of his or her protected class, and that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to have the purpose or effect of creating a hostile work or educational environment.
Retaliation against any individual who makes a complaint under this policy is prohibited.
Any student who may be concerned about possible discrimination or harassment or wants information on student rights, options for reporting, and resources may contact the Office of Affirmative Action, 320-308-5123 or e-mail email@example.com.