Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress on June 23, 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. It was recently updated effective August 14, 2020. Please click here to access the changes made. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities.
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law. The Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of NDSU policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and EO Title IX Training for the campus community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the university's Title IX compliance.
Individuals with questions, concerns or a complaint related to Title IX may contact one of the people below:
Laura Oster-Aaland, Vice Provost and Title IX Coordinator
Colleen Heimstead, Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Heather Higgins-Dochtermann, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance
Training materials for all NDSU Title IX personnel can be found here: https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/