Minneapolis College Continues Commitment to a Safe Environment

President Sharon Pierce at Minneapolis College

Dear Minneapolis College Community:

On September 22, 2017, the United States Department of Education announced it would withdraw previous guidance regarding issues involving sexual harassment and sexual violence (otherwise known as Title IX) on college campuses. The previous guidance provided colleges with some specific steps to take in these situations as well as a specific standard of proof.

Despite the recent announcement, Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College) and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities continue to be fully committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students, staff, faculty and others in our community. Sexual violence is an intolerable act committed against an individual that intrudes into the most personal and private rights of the victim. It is prohibited at all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Minneapolis College reaffirms its commitment to eliminating issues relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence and will take appropriate action against any individual found responsible for such acts. The College will continue to provide a method for reporting issues involving sexual harassment, sexual violence and other related behaviors. Should you or someone you know, within the Minneapolis College community, experience sexual harassment or sexual violence involving another MCTC member or on campus, you may report it on the following webpage.

For additional information about receiving counseling or other support stemming from such an experience, please contact the Counseling Department at 612-659-6709, visit the Counseling Services webpage or contact a provider at Boynton Health Clinic. For more general information, visit our Sex Discrimination in Educational Institutions webpage.

Sharon J. Pierce, Ed.D.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College

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