State and National Report Data

Minnesota Office of Higher Education Sexual Assault Data Report

Minn. Stat. § 135A.15, subd. 6 requires postsecondary institutions to annually report statistics on sexual assault to the Office of Higher Education (OHE). See the OHE Sexual Assault Data Reporting Manual.

For the purpose of this report sexual assault is defined as "rape, sex offenses – fondling, sex offenses – incest, or sex offenses – statutory rape as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, part 668, subpart D, appendix A, as amended." Minn. Stat. § 135A.15, subd. 19. The following are definitions of those terms:

"Rape – The Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ or another person, without the consent of the victim. . .

Sex Offenses – Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

A. Fondling – The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

B. Incest – Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

C. Statutory Rape – Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent."

34 C.F.R. § 668, Subpart D, Appendix A (2014).

2019 OHE Data Report for Minnesota State University, Mankato:

OHE Report Category Report Year: 2019**
Incidents Reported 19
Investigated (Inquiry, Information, Formal) 19
Referred for Disciplinary Process (Formal Investigation) <10
Reported to Law Enforcement <10
Disciplinary Process Pending (As of August 1 of Reporting Year) 0
Respondent Found Responsible <10
Action Greater than a Warning <10
Closed without Resolution 0
Closed w/o Resolution - Respondent Withdrew 0
Closed w/o Resolution - Victim Did Not Participate 0
Victim Did Not Participate Pre-Disciplinary Process 11
Reports Via Online Reporting System <10

Note: These data represent incidents of sexual assault reported to MSU, Mankato between January 1 and December 31 of each calendar year. Reports are submitted to the Office of Higher Education in October for the previous calendar year. For example, the report for the 2018 calendar year was submitted on October 1, 2019. The public report includes the display of "<10", suppressing data to protect student identity.

** Report year is 2019 but the report is for calendar year 2018

Data from previous years.

A paper copy of the report may also be obtained by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX at 507-389-2986.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the Mankato and Edina campus.

A paper copy of the report may also be obtained by contacting University Security at 507-389-2111.