Notice of Non-Discrimination; College Policy Based on State and Federal Laws and Regulations

By Mary Morton, affirmative action officer, SUNY Empire State College

December 7, 2015

icon silhouettes of disabled peopleEmpire State College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment and access to services, programs and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the college community, including, but not limited to, vendors, visitors and guests, may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The college’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Mary Morton, affirmative action officer/Title IX coordinator, 2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or at Inquiries also may be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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