Northern State University (NSU) is committed to providing a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff. All students, faculty, and staff are covered under these policies regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. NSU has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct.
What is Title IX?
Title IX (9) of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states:
"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."
Reporting a Violation of This Policy
Any violation of this policy in any form should be reported immediately. Actual Knowledge is notice of sexual harassment or allegations of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or any official of Northern State University who has authority to institute corrective measures on behalf of the university. Imputation of knowledge based solely on vicarious liability or constructive notice is insufficient to constitute actual knowledge.
All faculty and staff members are encouraged to be "responsible employees" and take the initial information from a victim. After any such incident is reported to a "responsible employee," that employee can contact any one of the following:
- Title IX Coordinator – Krista Bau, 605-626-3007, firstname.lastname@example.org, SC 222
- NSU Title IX Training Coordinator – Susan Bostian, 605-626-2520, email@example.com
- Dean of Students – Sean Blackburn, 605-626-3007, firstname.lastname@example.org
- NSU Campus Police Officer – Officer Senger, 605-626-2474, email@example.com, SC 212
- Aberdeen Police Department – On campus dial 9-911, off campus dial 911