Metropolitan State University in accordance with federal law, and state law, and MN State College and University System policy, prohibits retaliation in any form against an individual who makes an allegation, files a report, or participates or investigation under MN State System Policy: Policy Sexual Harassment 1.B.3 and Procedure: Response to Sexual Violence, 1B.3.1. As noted in Subpart I. “Retaliation prohibited: Actions by a student or employee intended as retaliation, reprisal, or intimidation against an individual for making a complaint or participating in any way in a report or investigation under this policy are prohibited and are subject to appropriate disciplinary action.” The university will take responsive action when conduct that constitutes retaliation occurs. Such conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal, expulsion and prohibition from metropolitan State University campuses and activities.
Metropolitan State University, my impose sanctions if during the course of an investigation it is determined that an individual knowingly initiated a false claim or report of sexual misconduct, knowingly provided false or misleading information, to a university official.
Allegations of retaliation should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or the Chief Diversity Officer/Affirmative Action Director.
Judicial Affairs Officer, Title IX Investigator, 651-793-1535, Founders Hall Room 239
Craig Morris, Chief Diversity Officer and Affirmative Action Officer, 651-793-1272, firstname.lastname@example.org, Founders Hall Room 315
In accordance with Minnesota State legislation Statue 135A.15, Metropolitan State University strongly urges reporting of sexual misconduct and seeks to remove any barriers to making a report or participating in an investigation. A student who reports sexual misconduct in good faith, either as a Reporting Party, as a Third-Party Reporter or as a witness in an investigation, will not be subject to disciplinary action under student conduct policies for their own personal consumption of alcohol or other drugs in connection with the reported incident.