Staff and Training

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Any student, employee or visitor who has questions or concerns about sex discrimination, harassment or sexual violence at NDSCS is encouraged to report and/or seek the assistance of the trained Title IX staff.

Sandi Gilbertson

Sandi Gilbertson
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director of Human Resources



Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director of Student and Residential Life



Title IX Staff Training

Title IX requires that all individuals involved in the grievance process, including, but not necessarily limited to, the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision makers and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process, receive training on the following areas:

  • The definition of sexual harassment;
  • The scope of the education program or activity; 
  • How to conduct an investigation and grievance process, including hearings, appeals and informal resolution processes; and
  • How to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgement of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias.

Title IX also requires that NDSCS post its training materials - click here for a complete list of training by the NDSCS Title IX team. This list will be updated periodically, as appropriate.