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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Submit a Complaint (Sexual Assault, Stalking, Relationship Violence)

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(text message conversation) I’m glad you told me what happened. Don’t tell anyone. I have to. WHY?!? (end of text message conversation) If you or anyone you know has been the victim of violence, it needs to be reported. Call University Security at 507-389-2111or the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX at 507-389-2986. Or talk to someone you trust.

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX is charged with investigating complaints under 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy and 1B.3.1 Procedure as well as all Title IX sex discrimination complaints. This includes complaints regarding sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or dating and relationship violence.If the incident occurred on MSU property or while you were engaged in university related activities (including but not limited to: research, service, study abroad, field work, internship, athletics or volunteer work) or the alleged perpetrator (Respondent) is a student, staff, faculty member or volunteer at Minnesota State Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato encourages those who have experienced any form of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and/or dating/relationship violence to the University Title IX Coordinator or to University Security at 507-389-2111. If you would like to file a separate report to law enforcement, you may do so at any time by dialing 911.

To Submit a Complaint:

NOTICE: The Office of Equal Opoortunity & Title IX staff are working in a partial remote status. The office located in 014 Morris Hall is open, but appointments are only being held by telephone or via a virtual meeting. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Linda Alvarez, Director

Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX

Confidential Online Form to Report a Complaint

(Anonymous/Informal option: If the report does not contain specific information, the University's investigation and response may be limited. For the victim/survivor reporting, it is your choice whether to remain anonymous, but please know doing so may limit the University's ability to address the matter and assist you.)

Reporting is your choice. You can report an incident (personally or through a third-party report) even without choosing to pursue charges or have a police investigation. For some, reporting returns a feeling of personal power. Reporting can also prevent others from being sexually assaulted.

Sexual assault and some other forms of sexual misconduct can be both a criminal offense as well as a violation of the Minnesota State/MSU 1B.3/1B.1 policies. A student or employee alleged to have engaged in a sexual assault can be prosecuted under Minnesota criminal statutes and/or disciplined under the 1B.1.1/1B.3.1 or applicable employment procedures. Criminal proceedings and University proceedings are separate processes with independent outcomes.

For a full description of Minnesota State College and Universities (Minnesota State) system's Sexual Violence Policy, Procedure and guidance see below:

Federal Resources

Individuals always have the right to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:

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