SUNY Discrimination Complaint Procedures
By Mary Morton, affirmative action officer, SUNY Empire State College
December 31, 2015
Did you know that Empire State College, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted the SUNY Discrimination Complaint Procedures? These procedures call for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of allegations of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction. Harassment is one form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of the above protected categories.
The college takes steps to prevent discrimination and harassment, to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and harassment, and to remedy its discriminatory effects on the victim(s) and others, if appropriate. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in any manner in this procedure is strictly prohibited. Conduct that may constitute harassment or discrimination is described in the Definitions section of the procedures and can be found in the attachment below.