The university enrolled students in the training course based on the State of Minnesota requirements of those who must complete the training course. Thus, students did not sign up for the course directly but indirectly by enrolling here at MSUM. Please note: if a student has been a victim or are a survivor of sexual violence or relationship/domestic violence, please contact Title IX Coordinator directly for an alternative* training.

The state legislation (Mn Statute § 135A.15), which was considered final August 1, 2016, states that the training must be completed within the first 10 days of the first semester enrolled, indicating that students taking one or more courses on campus or participating in on-campus activities who are pursuing a degree or certificate as well as students taking courses through PSEO must be included. The legislation indicates institutions to include other students as defined. As a public institution, we have no limits or restrictions from individuals coming to campus and participating in any activities here. We also recognize sexual harassment and sexual violence are not limited to the campus community. Thus, our online enrolled students are included.

There is not a charge to students for the training course.

The course is located in the university D2L Brightspace portal. Most students complete the course in one to one and a half hours.

A student’s completion of the course by the January 28, 2019 deadline date will be verified through D2L. They do not need to print their certificates. There will be a hold placed on a student’s account for failure to complete the training course.

  • Students who experience difficulties with the course should contact the MSUM IT Help Desk: 218-477-2603 or
  • For more information and resources, students are encouraged to visit the following web page:
  • If a student believes they have completed the course at another Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system institution, please contact the Title IX Coordinator directly to assist in verifying this.

*Alternative training for victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence: Please contact Lynn Peterson Title IX Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office at 218.477.2967 to talk about options for alternative training.