Sexual Violence Procedure

  • Custodian of Policy: Title IX Coordinator
    Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: 1B.3 Minnesota State system Sexual Violence Policy
    Relevant MSU Moorhead Policy: MSUM Sexual Violence Policy
    Relevant Minnesota State System Procedures: 1B3.1 Minnesota State system Response to Sexual Violence
    Effective Date: 8/14/2020
    Last Review: FY 2020
    Next Review: Determined by Minnesota State system

    Minnesota State University Moorhead complies with all Minnesota State board policies & system procedures.

    Reporting

    Timely reporting and a medical examination within 72 hours are critical in preserving evidence of sexual assault and proving a criminal or civil case against a perpetrator. However, incidents of sexual violence may be reported at any time.

    Local Law Enforcement: Moorhead and Fargo Police dispatch: 701.457.7660
    Moorhead Police Department: 915 9th Ave N, Moorhead
    Fargo Police Department: 222 4th St N, Fargo

    MSUM Public Safety Office, 1616 9th Ave. S, 218.477.2449: responds to emergencies on campus, provides documentation, and assists in reporting to the police. Available 24 hours/7 days a week.

    MSUM Title IX Coordinator, Flora Frick 153, 218.477.2391: takes reports and investigates sexual assaults when the alleged perpetrator is a student, employee, or volunteer of the University. Available after hours by contacting MSUM Public Safety.

    Resources and Advocacy

    Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead: provides crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling and education to all persons affected by sexual and domestic violence and to provide prevention programs to create a society free of personal abuse; 24 hour crisis phone line 701.293.7273 or 1.800.344.7273, http://www.raccfm.com.

    MSUM Counseling Services: provides short-term counseling and referrals; MSUM Counseling Services, available Monday thru Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm; 218.477.2211.

    Medical Services and Evidence Collection

    Essentia Health Emergency Room provides medical services and evidence exams. The hospital is located at 3000 32 Avenue South, Fargo. 701.364.8400.

    Sanford Health Emergency Room provides medical services and evidence exams. The hospital is located at 720 4th St. N, Fargo. 701.234.2000.

    Maintenance of Report/Complaint Procedure Documentation

    Data that is collected, created, received, maintained or disseminated about incidents of sexual violence will be handled in accordance with the privacy requirements of the Minnesota Statutes §13 (Minnesota Government Data Practices Act), and other applicable laws.

    Information on reports of incidents of sexual violence that are made to Campus Security Authorities must be documented in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 United States Code section 1092 (f). Such information will be used to report campus crime statistics on the university campus as required by the Clery Act.

    During and upon the completion of the complaint process, the complaint file shall be maintained in a secure location. Access to complaint file information shall be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement or personnel plan, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other applicable law and policy.

    The university shall annually report statistics on sexual assaults to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Additionally, the report must be published on the university website in accordance with state law.

    Designated Officers at MSU Moorhead

    Title IX Coordinator
    Flora Frick 153
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Moorhead, MN 56563
    218.477.2391

    Human Resources
    Owens Hall 210
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Moorhead, MN 56563
    218.477.2157

    Affirmative Action Officer
    Owens Hall 210
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Moorhead, MN 56563
    218.477.2157

    Director of Public Safety
    MSUM Public Safety Office
    1616 9th Ave. S.
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Moorhead, MN 56563
    218.477.5869

    NOTE: Allegations of violence will be handled under other appropriate policies/procedures, including the University's Zero Tolerance of Workplace Violence Policy and Plan, Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedure, or the University's Student Conduct Code.

    For TTY Communication, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.