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 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other education activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial Aid
  • Health and Insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics

Military schools, religious schools, fraternities, and sororities are generally exempt from provisions of Title IX.

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 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

Canan Bilen-Green, 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, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Bison Athletics 1301 39th St. N, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: 701-231-5696
Email: colleen.heimstead@ndsu.edu

Heather Higgins-Dochtermann, Institutional Equity Investigator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Old Main 201, NDSU Main Campus, Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-7107
Email: heather.higginsdocht@ndsu.edu

Emily McGann, Civil Rights/Title IX Investigator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Old Main 201, NDSU Main Campus, Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-7159
Email: emily.mcgann@ndsu.edu

Training materials for all NDSU Title IX personnel can be found here: https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/





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