Office for Institutional Equity & Access


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St. Cloud State demonstrates its commitment to affirmative action and equity in a variety of ways as part of the Minnesota State system. In our strategic plan, we have made a commitment to diversity in student body and workforce.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

St. Cloud State will provide equal education and employment opportunities to all persons following the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA), as amended, which prohibits certain forms of discrimination in providing educational programs under Title IX and employment under Title VII. Specifically the CRA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, or religion. Federal law also prohibits discrimination based on age, disability, pregnancy and certain Veteran status. The State of Minnesota further prohibits discrimination based on marital status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance or membership on a human rights commission.

In compliance with the law and as an integral part of the mission of this university, St. Cloud State is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities to all students and employees regardless of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran.

To carry out this commitment, St. Cloud State not only prohibits discrimination in policy and process, but takes affirmative steps to prevent sexual and discriminatory harassment in the workplace and classroom. Students or employees with concerns or uncertainty about possible harassment or discrimination are encouraged to contact the office for Institutional Equity and Access at 

At, you will find our policies and procedures pertaining to discrimination, harassment and sexual assault, as well as information on resources available to you. 

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