Bismarck State College is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment. BSC will not tolerate acts of sexual misconduct or related retaliation against or by any employee or student. In working to achieve this intent, BSC commits to: (1) taking action to stop sexual misconduct; (2) taking action to remedy its effects by providing advocacy, support and appropriate referral services for recipients of the behavior; (3) taking action to prevent recurrence; (4) educating individuals and promoting discussions on interpersonal abuse and violence; and (5) conducting impartial investigation of all reports/notices of sexual misconduct through fair, equitable and prompt procedures. Investigations will be independent of and separate from law enforcement investigations of criminal activity.
This policy is required by federal law and implementation of this policy is guided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
We encourage all members of our campus community to seek support for and report sexual misconduct directly to the BSC Campus Safety and Security or the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Deputies. These individuals will assist in eliminating the misconduct, preventing its recurrence and addressing the effects.
- Sexual misconduct is prohibited in all forms, regardless of intent to harm. Sexual assault, sexual exploitation, coercion and sexual harassment are examples of sexual misconduct, and all are prohibited.
- Also prohibited under Title IX is any rule violated on the basis of the recipient of the behavior's sex/gender which is severe enough to cause a discriminatory effect. (Examples of this may include but are not limited to bullying, cyber-bulling, relationship violence and stalking.)
Rita Lindgren is the Title IX Coordinator at BSC. Her job is to oversee the college's compliance with Title IX.
Chief Human Resources Officer/Title IX Coordinator
1700 Schafer Street
If you need immediate confidential counseling, the Abused Adult Resource Center and West Central Human Services provide confidential rape crisis counseling to men and women, 24 hours a day.
- Abused Adult Resource Center
(assistance with sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, neglect or abuse)
222-8370 or 1-866-341-7009
218 W. Broadway Ave., Bismarck