Willamette University Institution-Wide Policy
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Willamette University is committed to the principle that its educational facilities, activities and employment opportunities shall be offered without regard to 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 adhering 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.
Reporting and Possible Sanctions
Unlawful discrimination is strictly prohibited by the University. Treating an employee or student differently in the terms or conditions of his or her employment or education on the basis of any protected status described above, or otherwise defined by law, constitutes unlawful discrimination and may result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. Further, retaliation against any individual for making a complaint of harassment or of any unlawful discrimination, or for assisting in the investigation of such a complaint, is strictly forbidden and will likewise result in disciplinary action.
For information on this or any other policy, contact the Office of Human Resources, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, 503-370-6210. Reports of violations of this policy may be made to the Director of Human Resources, or through our online bias incident reporting system at https://secure.willamette.edu/cgi-bin/datastore.cgi/biasreport.
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, as well as sexual assault, which are both forms of unlawful discrimination under Title IX.
Willamette has established a committee of Title IX Coordinators each of whom have specific knowledge to respond to concerns in all areas described herein. Inquiries related to this policy can be directed to the Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President, who serves as chair of the Title IX Coordinating Committee and is the University’s central Title IX Coordinator.