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, Public Law No. 92-318, 86 Stat. 235 codified at 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688

“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.”

Minnesota State Board Policies

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.” 

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.” 

Bemidji State University Sexual Violence Policy

“Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and is prohibited at Bemidji State University. Bemidji State University is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy.”

Report an incident of sexual violence at Bemidji State University.

Sexual Violence Definitions

Terms are defined by Minnesota State: 1B.1 and 1B.3

  • Consensual Relationship
  • Discriminatory Harassment
  • Protected Class
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Affirmative Consent
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking

Title IX and Minnesota State Board Policies and System Procedures Team 

Title IX Coordinator 

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 

Alex Carew 
Email:  alexander.carew@bemidjistate.edu
Phone:  218-755-2142

Team Training 

The most recent sexual assault data provided to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is available for both Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College.

See our Investigation Process here

Reports 

The Clery Report captures the incidents of sexual violence on campus annually.