A Statement From the President of the University of South Dakota
"Any form of harassment or discrimination hinders the learning process and disrupts the work environment. The University of South Dakota seeks to prevent harassment and discrimination through education and open dialogue, and where harassment and discrimination exists, to thoroughly investigate all claims."
Sheila Gestring, USD President
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
In accordance with the South Dakota Board of Regents Policy 1:19, the institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents shall offer equal opportunities in employment and for access to and participation in educational, extension and other institutional services to all persons qualified by academic preparation, experience and ability for the various levels of employment or academic program or other institutional service, without discrimination based on sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination. The Board reaffirms its commitment to the objectives of affirmative action, equal opportunity and non-discrimination in accordance with the state and federal law. Redress for alleged violations of those laws may be pursued at law or through the procedures established by the provisions of 1:18 of this policy.
For additional information contact:
Laura McNaughton, M.S.W., Chief of Staff / Director of Government Relations
Slagle Hall 136, Vermillion, SD 57069
Policies and Procedures
The University of South Dakota is committed to providing equal opportunity without discrimination based on sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to contact our office with questions and concerns relating to equal opportunity issues on campus.
South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual
- Number 1:17: Sexual Harassment
- Number 1:17.1 Prevention of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking
- Number 1:18: Human Rights Complaint Procedures
- Number 1:19: Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, Affirmative Action
- Number 1:23: Employee-Employee and Faculty-Student Consensual Relationships
- Number 1:28: Threat Assessment Procedures
The following can be found in the myUSD portal:
- Harassment and Discrimination Policies and Procedures Brochure
- Legal Basis References
- Web Resources
Laura McNaughton, M.S.W.
Chief of Staff / Director of Government Relations
414 East Clark Street
Slagle Hall 136
Vermillion, SD 57069