Investigation Office

The Investigation Office enforces Title IX law and Minnesota State Board Policies and System Procedures as it pertains to discrimination and sexual violence. The Office provides prevention education concerning discrimination and sexual violence.

Title IX 

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Pregnancy and Parenting Support

Parenting and pregnant students also have rights under Title IX law. We have supports that may be implemented to assist students as they navigate parenthood.

Minnesota State Board Policies and System Procedures

1B.1 – Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education
1B.1.1 – Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigation and Resolution

No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.” 

1B.3 – Sexual Violence Policy
1B.3.1 – Response to Sexual Violence and Title IX Sexual Harassment

“Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual and is prohibited at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.”

Report a Complaint

REPORT A SEXUAL VIOLENCE INCIDENT 
Complaints may be reported anonymously. 

REPORT AN UNEQUAL OPPORTUNITY OR DISCRIMINATION INCIDENT 
Complaints may be reported anonymously. 

REQUEST PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT

Title IX and Minnesota State Board Policies and System Procedures Team 

DIRECTOR OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Emelie Rivera
Email: emelie.rivera@bemidjistate.edu
Office Email: titleix@bemidjistate.edu
Phone: 218-755-4209

Title IX Coordinator and designated officer

Steven D. Parker 
Email:  steven.parker@bemidjistate.edu
Office Email:  titleix@bemidjistate.edu
Phone:  218-755-4121

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students 

Travis Greene 
Email:  travis.greene@bemidjistate.edu
Phone:  218-755-2075

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees

Megan Zothman 
Email: megan.zothman@bemidjistate.edu
Phone:  218-755-2502

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student-Athletes 

Andrea Dahly
Email: andrea.dahly@bemidjistate.edu
Phone: 218-755-2142

Team Training