Sexual Harassment

A Message About Sexual Harassment from the President of Dakota State University

Dakota State University is committed to developing and implementing a program of nondiscrimination, a responsibility the university accepts willingly because it is the right and just thing to do. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination impedes the ability of students and others to participate in an environment that allows them to achieve their fullest potential.

This commitment is part of a larger commitment to developing a safe and supportive climate for all members of the DSU community throughout the campus. DSU recognizes that a non-discriminatory environment complements a commitment to academic inquiry and intellectual and personal growth. Dakota State University is committed in its efforts to ensure no individual is discriminated against on the basis of sex in any education program or activity on our campus.

Dakota State University has designated Maria Harder and assigns overall program responsibility to her as the Human Resources Director. Questions regarding complaints and/or compliance with affirmative action or equal opportunity should be directed to: Maria Harder, 208 Heston Hall, Dakota State University, Madison, SD 57042-1799, 605/256-5129.


Policy Against Sexual Harassment

Dakota State University refers to the South Dakota Board of Regents policy on Sexual Harassment. Please see Sexual Harassment Policy 1:17 at

Where do I go for additional help?

Human Resources Director
Human Resources Office - 2nd Floor
Heston Hall
(605) 256-5129

Dean of Students
Student Services Center
2nd Floor - Heston Hall
(605) 256-5146

Director of Student Development
Student Services Center
Trojan Center
(605) 256-5146

Other Resources:

Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic:

Equal Opportunity In Intercollegiate Athletics: Requirements Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:

Last Updated: 8/9/13