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Non-discrimination Policy

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.
 
Consistent with its mission, the University seeks to assure that all community members are free to learn and work in an atmosphere free from harassment and discrimination. Harassing and discriminatory conduct is contrary to the positive educational environment Willamette seeks to foster and maintain. It threatens the well-being of its community members and will not be tolerated by the University. The University will take immediate action in all allegations, of harassment and discrimination to ensure the safety of the Willamette community and all individuals involved by ending the harassment or discrimination, preventing its recurrence and addressing its effects. Willamette will take appropriate action when this policy is violated.

Willamette University’s established points of initial contact for community members (students, faculty and staff) to use in reporting any incidents of discrimination that they observe or experience are available at the following link: willamette.edu/dept/hr/policies/NonDiscTitleIX/contacts.

Relevant university policies may be found at: willamette.edu/dept/hr/policies.

Complaints of student-to-student discrimination or harassment will be handled through the Student Rights and Responsibilities process. For additional information regarding Willamette University Institution-Wide Policy regarding Harassment refer to: willamette.edu/dept/hr.

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