Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Title IX states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...." Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).

What is covered by Title IX?

In compliance with Title IX, Minnesota State Community and Technical College and the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities prohibit discrimination in all educational programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Programs under Title IX at M State include academic programs, admissions, recruitment, financial aid, student engagement/life, athletics, fine arts and employment (this list is not exhaustive). Title IX is frequently thought of as a law that applies only to athletic programs, but it is much broader. Title IX applies to all educational programs and activities at M State.

Who coordinates Title IX at M State?

Laura Zeiher
Laura Zeiher, Compliance Officer

Moorhead Campus 152B
Title IX Coordinator

Responsibilities of the coordinator include monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance and the prevention of harassment and discrimination at the college, including the coordination of training, education, communications and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the college community. 

Make a Title IX Report

Complaint procedure

To report an incident of sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, harassment or discrimination click on the 'Make a Title IX Report' icon above, visit www.minnesota.edu/sexual-violence-resources for more information/resources, or contact any of the following individuals:

Name and Title Phone # Email Office Location Investigator
Shawn Anderson

Dean of Students/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

218.299.6535 shawn.anderson@minnesota.edu Moorhead Campus D120 1B.1 & 1B.3 Investigator

Matt Borcherding

Academic Dean

218.736.1506 matt.borcherding@minnesota.edu

Fergus Falls Campus C336; Moorhead Campus A111

1B.1 Investigator

Scott Ebsen

Director of Student Success

218.299.6620 scott.ebsen@minnesota.edu Moorhead Campus D123 1B.1 Investigator

Steve Erickson

Interim VP of Institutional Effectiveness and Technology Solutions

218.846.3721 steve.erickson@minnesota.edu

Detroit Lakes Campus E107; Moorhead Campus A111

1B.1 Investigator

Dacia Johnson

VP of Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

218.736.1512 dacia.johnson@minnesota.edu Fergus Falls Campus A520 1B.1 & 1B.3 Investigator

Title IX personnel training materials

Below are materials that have been used to train M State’s Title IX personnel including Title IX coordinators, investigators, decision makers and anyone who may facilitate an informal resolution process.

Minnesota State system applicable policies