Title IX

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:

Title IX Coordinators

Laura Oster-Aaland, Vice Provost and Title IX Coordinator
Old Main 201, NDSU Main Campus, Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-7708
Email: ndsu.eoaa@ndsu.edu



Colleen Heimstead, Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
NDSU Athletics: Sanford Health Athletic Complex, NDSU Main Campus, Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-5696
Email: colleen.heimstead@ndsu.edu

Heather Higgins-Dochtermann, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance
Old Main 201, NDSU Main Campus, Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-7107
Email: heather.higginsdocht@ndsu.edu

Training materials for all NDSU Title IX personnel can be found here: 
ATIXA Sex-Based Harassment Foundations for Higher Education
ATIXA Gender Equity Foundations for Higher Education

NASPA TRAINING MATERIALS Track 2: Title IX Decision-Makers and Student Conduct Administrators

Title IX & Athletics Training 2022



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