Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence Policy
Minnesota State 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 but not limited to probation, suspension, expulsion or discharge.
Sexual harassment can happen to anyone, in any place, regardless of age, race, marital status, gender, position or personal characteristics. Minnesota State has established policies and procedures to handle such incidents in a sensitive and timely manner. College administrators are charged with promoting and maintaining an atmosphere that properly deters and responds to sexual harassment. All members of the college community are expected to discourage all behavior which might be construed as sexual harassment and have zero tolerance for acts of sexual violence.
The college’s concern is to provide appropriate support to the victim while recognizing the rights of the accused. Efforts will be taken to ensure confidentiality if possible and provide remedies, including protection of victims and witnesses from retaliation.
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.
Minnesota State provides reporting options, internal mechanisms for dispute resolution and prevention or other related services as appropriate. The full policy is available at 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.
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.