Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

Valley City State University is committed to nondiscrimination in its educational policies and employment practices as required by law, specifically Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. The university has given assurance of compliance with these regulations and subsequent amendments. The university will seek prompt and equitable resolution of allegations of discrimination, or retaliation for allegations. Discrimination for this policy includes allegations relating to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and nursing mothers), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, equal pay, genetic information, and of allegations relating to sexual harassment. This procedure is in compliance with state and federal regulations.

With regard to Equal Employment Opportunity, the university will implement employment practices that exceed the minimal expectations of the law.

Inquiries concerning compliance may be directed to the following:

Title IX Coordinator
Pete Smithhisler
Vice President for Student Affairs
McFarland 209
701-845-7300

The Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Jennifer Larson
PHR; Director for Human Resources
McFarland 211
701-845-7401

Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1220 N. Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor, 07-6010
Kansas City, MO 64153-1367