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Equal Opportunity, Bias and Sexual Misconduct

“The spirit of community will be sustained by a climate on campus where personal relationships are prized, where integrity is the hallmark of discourse, and where people speak and listen carefully to each other.”

Campus Life: In Search of Community
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1990

University of Minnesota Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more

EOAA addresses reports of discrimination, harassment, nepotism, sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence) and related retaliation through:

  • Investigation
  • Informal problem-solving
  • Consultation
  • Education

To learn more about EOAA policy, procedure and resources, or to make a report on the Twin Cities campus, please visit the UMN EOAA homepage.

Bias

When a member of the University of Minnesota, Morris community experiences or becomes aware of a possible bias-related incident, the University of Minnesota will provide support and address disrespectful bias and discrimination within our community. The University of Minnesota, Morris has established campus Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes.

Sexual Misconduct Reporting

As the Morris campus Title IX office, EOAA responds to sexual misconduct concerns. University of Minnesota employees are required to report possible sexual misconduct that they learn about to their campus Title IX office.

Faculty, staff, and students may use this link to submit an online report. The report can be made anonymously; however, confidentially reporting or sharing information about sexual misconduct through this report does not satisfy the obligation of University employees to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office.

As required by Title IX, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, including in admissions and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinators or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. Please see the University of Minnesota’s Title IX Statement and the University’s policy for information about:

  1. how to contact the Title IX Coordinators on the University’s campuses;
  2. how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking or relationship violence; and
  3. the University’s procedures for responding to reports and formal complaints.

UReport

UReport provides another way for University community members (students, faculty, staff or others) to report violations of rules, regulations and policies. The report can be made anonymously, however, confidentially reporting or sharing information about sexual misconduct through UReport does not satisfy the obligation of University employees to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office.

To learn more about this obligation or to make a report on the Twin Cities campus, please visit the Reporting page.

Required Sexual Misconduct Training

The President’s Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct is intended to create an environment that’s healthy, respectful, and safe for all, and an understanding that preventing sexual misconduct—assault, harassment, stalking and relationship violence—is everyone’s shared responsibility.

New employee are required to complete a sexual misconduct awareness and prevention training course within 30 days of their hire date. All new employees receive notice of this training at the time of their hire.

Employees who have completed the training, Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct, may use this link to return to the module and review content.

Resources

  • Green Dot Bystander Education Program—Get educated and get involved. Help raise awareness and prevent sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking–crimes experienced by thousands in the U.S. and around the world each year. Each incident of violence–each red dot on the map–hurts us all. Through your words, choices, and actions, in any moment you can add a “green dot” to the map to displace a red one and make a difference.
  • Violence Prevention and Response Poster—This material includes 24-hour emergency response information, including information for reporting the incident to the university and/or law enforcement.
  • Violence Prevention and Response Folder & Information Inserts—This information includes definition, action steps, policies and resources for prevention and response.
  • Additional Safety resources that support a health community at Morris.