Statement of Equal Opportunity and Compliance

Willamette University is a diverse community that provides equal opportunity in employment, activities, and its academic programs. The University shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status with regard to pregnancy, disability or age. Willamette is firmly committed to adhere to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and their implementing regulations. Willamette University complies with the Student-Right-to-Know Act, the Campus Security Act and Clery Act, the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For information on who to contact with questions regarding the University’s compliance with these laws, contact the Office of Human Resources, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, 503-370-6210.

Statement of Title IX Compliance

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Areas of the institution where Title IX may have application include athletics, student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and housing and residential services. Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. Willamette has established a committee of Title IX Coordinators to respond to concerns in these areas. Questions related to this policy can be directed to the Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President, who serves as chair of this committee and is the University’s central Title IX Coordinator.

Contact Information

For initial inquiries or reports related to employment-related Harassment or Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, or employment-related requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), contact:

Mr. Keith A. Grimm
Director of Human Resources
(503) 370-6210

For direction as to who to contact regarding Title IX issues/concerns, or for appeals related to determinations made under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether in employment or the academic environment, contact:

Ms. Kristen Grainger
Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President
(503) 375-5474