Equal Opportunity Non Discrimination in Employment and Education Policy

At Metropolitan State University we believe that all of our students and employees deserve an environment that is safe, respectful, and supportive. Sexual harassment is prohibited, as is harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and familial status. All employees and students are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment. 

Metropolitan State University is committed to eliminating sexual harassment in all of its forms, and will take action against any individual found responsible for such acts. Administration, faculty and staff are proactive in providing education, training programs and resources to promote awareness, prevent discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. We also seek to inform employees and students about ways to file complaints.

For our employees, this includes mandatory online training courses relating to sexual harassment and violence prevention developed by Minnesota State for all system employees. In addition, Metropolitan State provides resources and workshops for employees during professional development days. All University Procedure #101 stipulates that all employees are required to complete training on Non-discrimination in Employment and Education including sexual harassment every two years. For new employees, this training is provided when entering the university system.

Additional information about course access to the Minnesota Code of Conduct inclusive of Non-discrimination in Employment and Education information will be sent from Human Resources in the coming weeks. We also expect supervisors and administrators to report incidents of harassment, assault or discrimination when they observe or have a reason to believe a violation of our policies has occurred. Those who serve as designated confidential resources are excluded from this requirement in order to protect the identity and information of persons seeking assistance.

Programs and resources for our students include a mandatory online training, new student orientation, campus and community events and workshops, posters around campus and online, and other informational resources. Institutional Policies and Procedures are located at https://www.metrostate.edu/about/policies

Procedures are in place at Metropolitan State University through which individuals may pursue complaints alleging sexual harassment or allegations of retaliation. Complainants are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment. 

 Complaint information, including reporting, may be found at https://www.metrostate.edu/about/diversity/nondiscrimination

 To file a report in person concerning harassment, assault or any unsafe condition at Metropolitan State University, you have the following options:

Additional student resources:

Additional employee resources:

If you have any questions about Metropolitan State University policies or procedures, please do not hesitate to contact craig.morris@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1272.