Filing a Complaint with OCR

Title IX

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX not to discriminate.

Please use this link for college policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct:

 Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Complaints

Individuals with complaints of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct also have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Discrimination based on sex is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and is enforced by OCR. A complaint of discrimination can be filed by anyone who believes that an education institution that receives Federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of sex, as well as other categories such as race, color, national origin, disability, or age. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination, but may complain on behalf of another person or group. Generally, a complaint must be filed with OCR within 180 calendar days of the last act that the complainant believes was discriminatory. More information can be obtained regarding filing a complaint with OCR at the following link: