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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence such as stalking, dating/relationship violence or sexual assault

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX is responsible for assisting faculty, staff, and students who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against because they are a member of a protected class. The Office is charged with investigating complaints under Minnesota State’s 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy and 1B.1.1 Procedure, 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy and 1B.3.1 Procedure as well as all Title IX sex discrimination complaints. The Office also provides assistance to Minnesota State Mankato administrators in their role as decisionmakers and communicators of the results of internal investigations.

[PDF] Investigation FAQ's (216 KiB)



  1. Minnesota State Policy: 1B.1 Equal Oppurtunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education
  2. Minnesota State Procedure: 1B.1.1 Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigation and Resolution
  3. MSU, Mankato Form: 1B.1/1B.3 [PDF] Complaint Form (378 KiB)
  4. MSU Online Form: Confidential Report Form for Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Relationship Violence, and Stalking
  5. Minnesota State Policy: [PDF] 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy (243 KiB)
  6. Minnesota State Procedure: [PDF] 1B.3.1 Response to Sexual Violence (80 KiB)
  7. Minnesota State Policy: 1B.2 Affirmative Action in Employment
  8. Federal Law: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  9. [PDF] 1B.1 Complaint Process Flowchart (186 KiB)
  10. [PDF] 1B.3 Complaint Process Flowchart (186 KiB)
Additional University Policies:

***These policies are separate from the 1B.1 Nondiscrimination and 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policies.

MSU, Mankato's [PDF] Statement of Student Responsibilities (160 KiB)***:  The Office of Student Conduct is the designated unit to investigate general complaints/reports involving students that do not fall under the 1B.1 and/or 1B.3 Policies.

[PDF] Workplace Environment Policy (150 KiB)***:  Human Resources is the designated unit to investigate workplace environment complaints.