Willamette University Institution-Wide Policy
Statement of Non-Discrimination
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, disability, age, marital status, veteran status and sexual orientation. 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).
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 the employee’s or student’s race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veterans’ status, membership in uniformed services, or any other protected status 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 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, 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.