You are here

MN Office of Higher Education Report

The University of Minnesota Duluth publishes the following data on sexual assault in compliance with Minn. Stat. § 135A.15, subd. 6. These data are also submitted to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE). The full OHE report may be found here

These data include only incidents of sexual assault including rape, sex offenses (fondling), and sex offenses (statutory rape) that were reported between January 1 and December 31.

The numbers are reflective of a scope that includes sexual assaults in which
• Either the alleged victim or respondent was a member of the campus community (employee or student) at the time of the incident; or
• The incident occurred on the institution’s campus (or on property owned/rented by the institution); or,
• The incident occurred at an institutionally-sponsored event

For more detailed explanations of the scope and definition of the data below, please refer to the Sexual Assault Data Reporting Manual. Following the example of the practice of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, and in compliance with federal and state data student education records privacy laws, UMD has suppressed data in cells for which there are fewer than 10 students. Questions about this page should be directed to Dr. Katie Jackson, UMD Director of Student Conduct -, or (218) 726.7255.

It is important to note that these data are compiled according to the definitions and directions provided in the State Statute. Those definitions and directions are not the same as those found in the Federal The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Therefore the numbers in this report may differ than those in UMD's Annual Campus Security Report, found on the UMDPD website.

Reporting Year
1. The number of incidents of sexual assault reported to the institution during the prior calendar year within the scope defined above (total incidents)
  • Includes incidents that were reported as sexual assault but were later found not to be sexual assault or where the report was unfounded
  • Reports include those incidents reported by the alleged victim as well as from other parties
  • Excludes anonymous reports and aggregate de-identified data provided to the institution from confidential resources
2. Of those in #1, the number that were investigated by the institution to determine whether the institution's policy was violated
  • An investigation includes a formal investigation, an informal investigation, and an institutional inquiry
  • Incidents may be reported to the institution but not investigated because:
    • The victim chose not to proceed with the investigation and the institution determined there was no overriding concern to campus safety;
    • An incident occurred but the allegation was not of sexual assault;
    • The respondent was no longer enrolled or employed at the time of the report (but the actual incident occurred at an earlier time);
    • A respondent was not a member of the campus community, or,
    • A respondent was not identified in the report.
3. Of those in #2, the number that were referred for a disciplinary process at the institution
  • i.e., the number of incidents that moved beyond an informal investigation or information institutional inquiry
  • A disciplinary process includes any process by which the institution investigates, adjudicates, and makes a determination regarding an allegation in accordance with the institution's own code of conduct or similar internal policy or rules.
4. The number of total incidents (category 1) in which the alleged victim chose to report to local or state law enforcement, to the extent that the institution is aware
  • Includes any local or state law enforcement agency, not just those in Minnesota
5. The number for which a campus disciplinary process is pending, but has not reached a final resolution as of August 1.
  • The incident was reported to the institution by December 31, but by August 1 the case was not finalized.
  • Pending cases include those that have been referred to an investigator but a recommendation has not been made whether there is sufficient grounds to refer the matter to an adjudicator; are still under an investigation; are still under adjudication; a final determination has not been made; hearings have not reached their conclusion; the incident is under appeal; or the appeal period has not yet expired.
6. The number in which the respondent(s) was/were found responsible for sexual assault by the disciplinary process at the institution.
  • Includes only final (not initial) determination of responsibility.
7. The number that resulted in an action by the institution greater than a warning issued to the respondent.
  • A warning is an issuance of an oral or written reprimand that has no adverse consequence.
  • Examples of actions greater than a warning include required counseling, required training, a no-contact order, placing a hold on the students' record/transcript, being issued a no trespass order, being issued a partial no-trespass order that significantly limits campus access, removal from campus housing, disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion.

8. The number that resulted in a disciplinary process at the institution that closed without resolution.


9. Of those in #8, the number that resulted in a disciplinary process at the institution that closed without resolution because the respondent withdrew from the institution.


10. Of those in #8, the number that resulted in a disciplinary process at the institution that closed without resolution because the alleged victim chose not to participate in the process.


11. The number of reports made through the online reporting system established in Minn. Stat. § 135A.15, subd. 5, excluding reports submitted anonymously.


12. The number in which the alleged victim not to participate in the institution's process prior to a disciplinary process hearing. (new category, effective with the 2017 reporting year)