The University’s Policy on Prohibited Harassment and Discrimination

The University’s Policy on Prohibited Harassment and Discrimination prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of an individual’s age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and veteran status. Section III of this Policy provides specific information for students who believe that they have been discriminated against or harassed on the basis of one or more of these protected classifications.

Students who want additional information regarding the University’s process for investigating allegations of discrimination or harassment should contact the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office for assistance:


Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
Jayne Grandes, Interim Director
100 E Franklin St., Unit 110



Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Howard Kallem
100 E Franklin St., Unit 110


Any administrator or supervisor, including a department chair, associate dean or other administrator, who receives a student’s complaint about prohibited harassment or discrimination must notify the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office within five (5) calendar days of receiving the complaint. If a student raises a claim of prohibited harassment or discrimination during an academic appeal, an investigation of the student’s claim must be performed under the direction of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office. The school or department must await the results of the harassment or discrimination investigation before deciding the student’s academic appeal.
If you would like to learn more about the revised University policy, effective August 28, 2014 please visit:
More information about online and in-person training, as well as the formation of an advisory committee to review implementation will be disseminated by the University in September 2014.