Civil Rights & Title IX

“No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688

What does that mean?

Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all university student services and academic programs including, but not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, housing, athletics, recreational services, college residential life programs, health services, counseling and psychological services, registrar’s office, classroom assignments, grading and discipline.

Title IX also forbids discrimination because of sex in employment and recruitment consideration or selection, whether full time or part time, under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance.

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.

You may submit an anonymous complaint in writing, and you may contact Affirmative Action ( for more information on submitting a complaint.


Steven D. Parker
Campus Diversity Officer
211 D Deputy Hall

Travis Greene
Vice President for Student Life and Success and Interim Title IX Coordinator
311 Deputy Hall

Nicholas Taylor
Affirmative Action Officer & Civil Rights & Title IX Investigator
211B Deputy Hall

Title IX brochure

Current crime statistics can be accessed by reading the Bemidji State University Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report

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.