Prevention & Education

South Dakota Mines Commitment to Education and Training

South Dakota Mines is committed to maintaining a campus environment free from discrimination and harassment, and how it relates to the issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment as articulated in federal and state law and university policy.

Compliance is very important; it also is a legal requirement.  A primary component of the university's ongoing commitment is mandatory training on Title IX and Equal Opportunity compliance. There is ongoing training for faculty, staff, and students. The training includes instructions on responding to and reporting concerns, information on bystander intervention and ways to maintain a respectful working and learning environment. A Green Dot training is also in place.

Reducing the Risk of Sexual Assault

You have the right to your own values, attitudes and beliefs about sexual behavior and relationships in general. Therefore, you have the right to determine the type of interactions and activities you feel comfortable with and to end those activities at any time.

  • You are not obligated to perform sexual acts as payment or as a favor.
  • You have the right to deny alcohol at any time. Alcohol impairs your judgment and lowers your ability to say NO!
  • You have the right to say no at any time, for any reason, and to let the offending party know that his/her actions are unwelcome.
  • Going to parties with people you trust may help you to avoid dangerous situations, and is a great way to ensure that there will be others close by when needed.
  • Having your own transportation gives you a degree of power to leave a challenging and potentially high-risk situation. If you travel to a party with a friend, depart together—stay safe.
  • If you must walk alone, call for a walking escort. Call Campus Safety: (605) 394-6100.

Green Dot Initiative

Green Dot, a nationally-recognized program, helps South Dakota Mines to identify actions or behaviors that can cause harm (reds dots). We develop actions or behaviors that prevent harm (green dots). Our goal is to fill our campus map with “green dots” thus eradicating the “red dots” so that campus violence does not happen. This involves the engagement of the entire campus community.   

Additional Online Resources

    Title IX

    (Sexual Misconduct)

    Title IX CTA - Report Now
    You can report an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence through the student Advocate Online Reporting. This report can be made anonymously if the student chooses not to disclose certain details.
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    Title IX Brochure