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:
- 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:
Canan Bilen-Green, Vice Provost and Title IX Coordinator
Colleen Heimstead, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Heather Higgins-Dochtermann, Institutional Equity Investigator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Emily McGann, Civil Rights/Title IX Investigator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator