Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and its implementing regulation, at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31 (a), states that no person shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by the university.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.  Sexual harassment of a student can deny or limit, on the basis of sex, the student's ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the school's program

MSU Billings considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense.  This includes all forms of sexual discrimination including: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties.

Any student or visitor with questions or concerns about sex discrimination or who believes that he or she has been the victim sex discrimination may contact one of the Title IX Coordinators for assistance.

While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at MUSB, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.


Title IX Coordinator

Janet Simon
Director, Human Resources
McMullen Hall 310
406-657-2221
jsimon@msubillings.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

For students:

Dr. Stacy Klippenstein
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
McMullen Hall 201
406-657-2307
sklippenstein@msubillings.edu

If you have a complaint against an MSUB student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact Dr. Stacy Klippenstein. 

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against MSUB students.

For faculty, staff and visitors:

Janet Simon
Director, Human Resources
McMullen Hall 310
406-657-2221
jsimon@msubillings.edu

If you have a complaint against an MSUB faculty or staff member or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the office of Human Resources.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against faculty, staff and visitors, including those complaints filed by students.

For Athletics:

Krista Montague
Associate Athletic Director; NCAA Compliance Coordinator; Senior Woman Administrator
PE 158
406-657-2061
kmontague@msubillings.edu

Complaints against Students and Employees in Athletics

If you have a complaint against an MSUB student, coach or administrator for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices listed above, or you may contact the Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Krista Montague, who will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office.

Gender Equity in Athletics

If you have a complaint about gender equity in MSUB athletics programs, you should contact the Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Krista Montague, who is responsible for Title IX Compliance in matters related to gender equity in MSUB athletics programs.


Additional Resources

Sexual Assault

To file a complaint of sexual assault or any form of discrimination that may also be a crime, you may contact one of the offices above, depending on who the complaint is against (faculty/staff, visitor or student) and you may also contact:

University Police

Located in the Southwest Corner of Parking Garage

406-657-2147(non-emergency)
406-657-2222 (emergency)
911 (emergency)

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