- Title IX
- Sexual Harassment, Misconduct, and Assault
St. Olaf College is committed to a respectful, safe, and healthy environment and does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct in any form. Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to, unwelcome sexual conduct or communication, rape and other forms of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These behaviors are not only violations of an individual’s rights and dignity, but are also attacks on our college community and violations of college policy. In addition, some forms of these behaviors are crimes.
St. Olaf is also committed to promptly, impartially, and equitably addressing and resolving all reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. When the college finds that such behavior has occurred it will take steps to stop the behavior, to prevent its recurrence, and to remedy its effects.
Use the navigation links on the right to learn more about the college’s Title IX Policy, and to access information and resources to support anyone who has been affected by, knows of, or wants to help prevent an incident or pattern of behavior. There are many individuals you can contact with questions and concerns, beginning with the St. Olaf College Title IX Coordinator Kari Hohn (507‑786‑3465).
update: FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR TITLE IX
June 29, 2020
On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released new regulations regarding Title IX, the law that prohibits sex-based discrimination and harassment at schools, colleges, and universities. In order to remain legally compliant, St. Olaf must adopt and incorporate these regulations by August 14, 2020. Between now and then, members of the Title IX Team, along with other members from the St. Olaf community, are reviewing and adapting the College’s policies and procedures as necessary to align with the new federal regulations, along with Minnesota state laws and our values as a community. The Title IX Office is committed to ensuring that our Title IX actions are rooted in respect, sensitivity, and dignity for all of our students, faculty, and staff while also remaining compliant with the law.
Click here to access resources that help describe these new regulations and how St. Olaf plans to implement them. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback after reviewing these resources, please take a moment to fill out this Google Form. The Title IX Advisory Group will be monitoring any feedback received, and the Title IX Office will work to answer questions and concerns by updating this website and through additional communication to our community.
Regardless of the changes that lie ahead, St. Olaf will always remain committed to a respectful, safe, and healthy environment that does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct in any form. If the news about these Title IX changes is creating a need for increased support resources for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Title IX Coordinator or any of our confidential resources for assistance.