“The spirit of community will be sustained by a climate on campus where personal relationships are prized, where integrity is the hallmark of discourse, and where people speak and listen carefully to each other.”
Campus Life: In Search of Community
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1990
Compliance and Inquiries
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed as follows:
U of M office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Morris Office of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
306 Behmler Hall, 600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267
Students may seek confidential assistance from student counseling:
235 Behmler Hall, 600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267
Faculty and staff may seek confidential assistance from the U of M Employee Assistance Program:
U of M Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The Sand Creek Group, Ltd.
Please contact Morris Campus Police at 320-589-6000 immediately if a crime has been commited.
Bias, Discrimination, Harassment
When a member of the UMM community experiences or becomes aware of a possible bias-related incident, discrimination or harassment, the U of M will provide support and address those actions within our community. University policy and procedures are as follows:
- U of M Policy, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy and Directives
- UMM Procedure, Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes
The University prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence, and provides comprehensive support and reporting mechanisms for all members of the community. University policy and procedures are as follows:
- U of M Policy: Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy and Directives
- UMM Procedure: Sexual Assault/Relationship Violence Policy and Procedures
Title IX Compliance
Title IX is a federal law that states: "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 forbids sex discrimination in access to or delivery of any university student service or academic and non-academic program.
Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all recruitment and employment decisions and actions.
Title IX protects all students from sexual harassment connected to any university program, service or activity regardless of location and/or by any university employee, another student or a non-employee third party.
Services, programs and activities include, but are not limited to, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, housing, athletics, recreational services, extracurricular opportunities, classroom assignments, grading, discipline, and co-curricular offerings.