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Unlawful Discrimination

The university prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, education, and all other programs and activities sponsored by the university. Unlawful discrimination refers to unfair or unequal treatment of an individual (or group) based on that person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age (40 and over), disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Harassing behavior based on a protected class that becomes so severe or pervasive that it creates a hostile environment is also unlawful.

The university also prohibits retaliation against any employee or student who (a) reports to the university a belief that unlawful discrimination is taking or has taken place, or (b) participates in any way in an investigation of a claim of discrimination. Retaliation will be considered a separate act of discrimination.

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Duty to Report

All university employees, including faculty, staff, and administrative employees who become aware of or reasonably suspect that discrimination is occurring must report the information to the Equal Opportunity Manager, either verbally or in writing.

Equal Opportunity Manager
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Individuals may also submit reports through EthicsPoint, the university’s 24-hour hotline provider, by telephone at 888-238-1062 or by submitting information online at the link provided below.