Discrimination and Harassment

Who to contact:

Persons with concerns of harassment or discrimination should contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by phone (218.755.4121) or email (affirmativeaction@bemidjistate.edu).  A meeting may be scheduled with the Travis Greene, Title IX Coordinator, interim (travis.greene@bemidjistate.edu) to discuss the situation and next steps.

Filing a discrimination and/or harassment complaint:

Complaint forms are available by clicking on the link below.  All complaints reported verbally or in writing will be handled in a timely and appropriate manner.  Although not required, it is requested that the complainant print off and complete the institutional form to report instances/complaints of discrimination or harassment. The completion of this form will facilitate the expediency of the report and its resolution.  Completed forms may be taken to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Deputy Hall, Room 211.

For complaints involving allegations of violations to the Respectful Workplace Policy, please visit with the Megan Zothman (Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu) the Chief Human Resources Officer.

On campus and off campus resources are available to those who wish to file a complaint. In addition to the internal complaint process, you may also file a complaint with the following organizations:

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
540 Fairview Avenue North
Suite 201
Saint Paul MN 55104
Email: info.mdhr@state.mn.us
Phone 651.539.1100
MN Relay 711 or 1.800.627.3529
Toll Free 1.800.657.3704
Fax 651.296.9042

Office for Civil Rights/ U.S. Department of Education

(312) 730-1560 or TDD: 877-521-2172
FAX: 312-730-1576
Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov (preferred)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

1-800-669-4000 or TTY: 1-800-669-6820
Chicago District Office