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Title IX

“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)

Title IX is a federal law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities. The Title IX office assists students, faculty, staff, public visitors on campus, and potential/future employees.

At Dakota State University we strive to provide a safe environment free from the effects of harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Through sexual violence related programs and services, we continue to bring awareness on prevention, reporting, and resources to provide a safer community.

Our overall purpose, in collaboration with Student Affairs, is to provide programming aimed at educating and empowering our college community to be proactive in helping others, regardless of the situation.

History of Title IX

White House PSA - "1 is 2 Many"

Non-Stranger Rapes

To report concerns you may:

We encourage all campus community members and visitors to bring forth concerns. Please note that DSU has a legal and civil obligation to take action to address and remedy issues that are reported. The Title IX/EEO Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators will take all reasonable measures to protect your identity when addressing issues, however, there may be situations in which this is not possible. All matters are reviewed in a highly sensitive manner.

The Title IX/EEO Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators are knowledgeable about and will provide information on, all options for complaint resolution. They also work closely with the Risk Management Committee, Behavioral/ Threat Assessment Team and the Sexual Assault Response Team.

Title IX requires the University to take immediate action to eliminate the harassment or discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Universities are required to adopt and publish grievance procedures for students who complain of sex or gender discrimination.

If someone tells you or you overhear information that may pertain to Title IX/EEO, contact the Title IX/EEO Coordinator immediately. Title IX/EEO investigations are separate from a law enforcement investigation, even when a police report is filed. The University is required to conduct an independent investigation that is prompt, thorough and impartial.

CAMPUS SAFETY AUTHORITIES/TITLE IX INVESTIGATORS AND DEPUTIES

 

Campus Resources

Angi, Kappenman, VP of Human Resources
Heston Hall, 2nd Floor
(605) 256-5134
Email

Dakota State Counseling Center
Learning Engagement Center
(605) 256-5121
Email

Heath Abraham, Safety Resource Officer
Trojan Center
(605) 270-0055
Email

Campus Watch
A Campus Watch employee will accompany you across campus.
(605) 270-7713 or (605) 270-7712

Madison Regional Health
323 10th St SW
Madison, SD
(605) 256-6551
Email

Madison Community Counseling Center
914 NE 3rd Street
Madison, SD
(605) 256-9656

Domestic Violence Network
Madison, SD
Crisis Hotline: (605) 480-2721
Website

Helpline Center
Dial 211
Website

Other Resources

Know Your IX: Empowering Students to Stop Sexual Violence

OneStudent.org

 

More Title IX Information

Department of Justice

Title IX and Sex Discrimination

Office for Civil Rights: Know Your Rights

Nine Fast Facts About Sexual Assault and Title IX

U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights: Information on Title IX

 

Report Concerns

Angi Kappenman
Human Resources
(605)
 256-5134
Email

In Case of Emergencies

To report an emergency, please contact the Madison Police Department at 911 or for non-emergencies dial (605) 256-7531.