Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence Policy

Minnesota State and Normandale Community College will not tolerate sexual harassment or sexual violence toward its students, faculty or staff. In all its forms, sexual harassment and assault violate fundamental rights and the law and are causes for disciplinary action including probation, suspension, expulsion or discharge.

Sexual harassment can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, marital status, gender, position or personal characteristics.

Sexual harassment is a violation of Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended in 1972 and 1991 (42 U.S.C. S2000e. Et. Seq.), the Minnesota Human Rights Law (363.03 subdivision 51), and Title IX of the Education Amendments (20 U.S.C. 1681 Et. Seq.) and is punishable under both federal and state laws.

Minnesota State has established policies and procedures to investigate and address such incidents in a sensitive and timely manner. Normandale Community College does not tolerate sexual harrassment or sexual violence. All members of the college community are expected to actively and unequivocally discourage such behavior and report all violations.  Everyone's cooperation is needed to assure that Normandale is a safe place to learn and work.

If you see or experience sexual assault at Normandale, report the incident to Public Safety at 952-358-8280, or to the Bloomington Police at 952-881-2333. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

The college provides reporting options, and investigative and disciplinary process, preventative training and other related services as appropriate.  Minnesota State provides reporting options, internal mechanisms for dispute resolution and prevention or other related services as appropriate. The full policy is available on the Minnesota State Board Policy website. Normandale sexual violence prevention information is available at http://www.normandale.edu/current-students/sexual-violence and includes an anonymous reporting form for any sexual violence or harassment concern.