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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Affirmative Action

What Can I Do

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/affact/hatando.html

 What can I do if I am the target of discrimination or harassment?

If you feel physically threatened, remove yourself from the situation and seek help immediately from University Security at 389-2111, or dial 911 for the Mankato Police Department.

If the situation is not physically threatening, and you feel comfortable talking to the individual, tell them you’re offended by the comment or behavior and ask them to stop.
 
If you’re not comfortable talking directly to the individual, you can identify a third party whom you and the other individual mutually respect and ask for their assistance in helping the two of you talk through the behavior and why you found it offensive. 
 
You should document incidents of discrimination and harassment immediately after they occur – who, when, where, what was said or done, and the names of any witnesses. 

Discrimination and/or harassment complaints should be submitted to the Office of Affirmative Action to determine if the complaint falls under the 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Policy or for referral to another University office.