Appendix C: Notice of Federal Compliance
1: Notice of Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a student, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online athttp://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.
2: Notice of Title IX and VAWA Compliance
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), and its regulation, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and/or gender in education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment that creates a hostile environment, including sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct, is a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX. The regulation implementing Title IX requires that the University adopt and publish grievance procedures proving a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints that allege any action that would be prohibited by Title IX, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Similarly, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) requires prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution of allegations of stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.
For complaints regarding sexual assault, harassment, or other forms of misconduct UND uses the procedures outlined within the Code.
3: Notice of Non-Discrimination
The University of North Dakota (UND) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. UND does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, political belief or affiliation or any other status protected by law. Pursuant to Title of the Education Amendments of 1972, UND does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, employment and admission. UND will promptly and equitably investigate reports of discrimination or harassment and take disciplinary action as appropriate.
Retaliation in any form against a person who reports discrimination or participates in the investigation of discrimination is strictly prohibited and will be grounds for separate disciplinary action.
The University’s policies and procedures for complaints of discrimination or harassment are found at UND.edu/affirmative-action/_files/docs/discrimination-harassment-olicy-procedures.pdf or in the Universities Code of Student Life at UND.edu/students-affairs/code-of-student-life/.
Concerns regarding UND’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, including Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADA, and Section 504 may be addressed to Donna Smith, Director of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, 401 Twamley Hall, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 7097, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7097, telephone 701.777.4171, email und.affirmativeactionoffice@UND.edu or donna.smith@UND.edu or visit the website at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/. A complaint or concern regarding discrimination or harassment may also be sent to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 500 West Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60611 or other federal agency.