"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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."   

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106

What is Title IX?

Black Hills State is committed to following the federal law, Title IX of the Education Amendment, and its policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment in educational programs, activities and its employment practices. It ensures equal access to its educational programs and employment opportunities without regard to sex, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Black Hills state is committed to providing an environment not impaired by sex and gender based misconduct, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment. This includes, without limitation, sexual harassing, violent intimidating or discriminatory conduct by its students, employees or any other member or visitor to the University community.


Who Does Title IX Protect?

This applies to anyone involved with University programs or activities including academic programs, admissions, athletics, recruitment, financial aid, housing, and employment.

Title IX Covers...

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Applicants
  • Visitors / Guests
 

BHSU Title IX-EO Non-Discrimination Notice

Black Hills State University is committed to ensuring equal access to its educational programs and employment opportunities without regard to sex, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Black Hills State University is committed to providing an environment not impaired by sex and gender-based misconduct, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs, activities and employment practices. Therefore, students, employees, applicants and other members of the Black Hills State University community (including without limitation, vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subject to discrimination or harassment or otherwise treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic. This includes, without limitation, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Similarly, the University will not tolerate harassing, violent, intimidating or discriminatory conduct by its students, employees or any other member of or visitor to the University community. This policy applies to conduct occurring on campus, during any University program or activity on or off-campus or abroad, including academic programs, admissions, athletics, recruitment, financial aid, housing, employment, as well as certain off-campus conduct perpetrated or suffered by a Black Hills State University student, employee, staff member, or third party member of the University community.

  • The University encourages individuals to report all gender-based misconduct immediately to the Title IX Coordinator, one of the Deputy Title IX Officers or another University staff member.
  • The University will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of gender-based misconduct and will impose disciplinary measures, or take similar actions, as may be appropriate.
  • Title IX and the University strictly prohibits retaliation. Any person who attempts to penalize, intimidate or threaten a person who makes a report or cooperates in an investigation of gender-based misconduct, harassment or discrimination will be disciplined. Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of retaliation should immediately contact the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Title IX Officers
  • This University policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include Title IX (prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on sex), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title VII.