Title IX at The College of St. Scholastica

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

The College of St. Scholastica is committed to ensuring a safe and nondiscriminatory environment that is free from sex discrimination (including discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression) and sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking). This commitment applies to admissions, employment, students' access to and participation in College programs and activities.

Persons who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct

Persons who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct have multiple options for reporting and receiving support both on and off campus.

If you are unsure about reporting or the implications of the different ways of reporting sexual assault or other forms of sexual or gender-based discrimination you may speak with  a member of the GEVA Team. GEVAs can help you clarify your option and decide if you want to report to the College. GEVAs provide information and support resources as semi-confidential resources for students, staff and faculty.

Online Reporting Options

You may make a report utilizing the Online Report Form link. Additionally you may access the report form on the COR page under the student, staff, and faculty tab in the SaintsStepIn box. Students may submit an anonymous report via the online reporting form. All faculty and staff must report the identifying information and details disclosed to them. Only counselors and student health services staff are fully confidential resources.

Report to Title IX Coordinator or a Title IX Deputy Directly

Reporting to Title IX or any employee of the College enables the College Title IX office to respond and offer you the support and interim measures such as no contact orders, changes in your housing and course schedules, counseling and other adjustments as reasonably available. Interim support measure are available whether or not you file a complaint. You do not need to file a complaint or identify the person alleged responsible for the sexual misconduct to Title IX to receive interim measures and support. Speak with Kaelene Arvidson-Hicks, Title IX Coordinator to learn more about the College's Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy and the Complaint process.

Title IX Coordinator

  • Kaelene Arvidson-Hicks, titleix@css.edu, (218) 625-4444, Tower Hall, Room 2613

Title IX Deputies

  • Stacy Deadrick, sdeadric@css.edu, (218) 723-6299, Burns Wellness Center, Room 258

Report to Dean of Students

Report to Human Resources

  • Terri Van Reese, Interim Human Resource Executive, tvanreese@css.edu, (218) 723-6123, Tower Hall, Room 2100

Report to Police or Campus Security

  • Dial 911 to call the police and begin the process of a police report
  • Dial (218) 723-6175 to reach CSS Campus Security
  • Zachary Babcock, Chief of Security, zbabcock@css.edu, (218) 723-6175, Tower Hall, Room T19

Nondiscrimination Statement

The College of St. Scholastica is committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect among its students, staff and faculty, as well as others who participate in the College's programs and activities. As part of this commitment, the College seeks to protect the rights of all members of the College community and any other persons participating in college programs or having dealings with the College, and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender/sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance or any other category protected by law ("protected class status"). 

For further information, please contact the College's Title IX Coordinator: Kaelene Arvidson-Hicks, Title IX Coordinator, Tower Hall - Room 2613, (218) 625-4444, titleix@css.edu. More information about the Title IX office and reporting is in Sections II and IX of the Sexual Misconduct Policy in the Student Handbook.

Contact Us

Kaelene Arvidson-HicksKaelene Arvidson-Hicks
Title IX Coordinator
Tower Hall, Room 2613
(218) 625-4487