Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: “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.” – Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).

Prohibited Sexual Misconduct at Metropolitan State University

In accordance with federal and state and laws regarding nondiscrimination, including Title IX legislation, Metropolitan State University aims to prevent and respond to sexual assault and violence by providing advocacy and resources focused on promoting prevention through collaboration, education, and outreach. As an institution, it is important that we understand providing an environment free of sexual assault, violence and discrimination is the responsibility of the entire campus community. We have designated several individual staff members at the university responsible for compliance with the Title IX law. Learn more about resources and campus contacts available to you.

Title IX Contacts:

Herbert King, Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator 651-793-1508, herbert.king@metrostate.edu, Founders Hall Room 236

James Sachs, Judicial Affairs Officer, Title IX Investigator, 651-793-1535, james.sachs@metrostate.edu, Founders Hall Room 234

Craig Morris, Chief Diversity Officer and Affirmative Action Officer, 651-793-1272, craig.morris@metrostate.edu, Founders Hall Room 315

Thomas Maida, Director Public Safety, 651-793-1725, Thomas.maida@metostate.edu, Founders Hall Room 324

Confidential Resources:

Counseling Services: 651-793-1568, Founders Hall Room 221

Michael Peterson, Director, Counseling Services: 651-793-1557 michael.peterson@metrostate.edu, Founders Hall Room 224

Women & LGBTQ Coordinator: 651-793-1544, Founders Hall Room 140