Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy and practice of Dominican University ("the University") to provide and promote employment and academic opportunities for all students, faculty and staff members without regard to race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, medical condition, national origin, veteran status or disability unrelated to the ability to perform a job (collectively, the Bases for Unlawful Discrimination). It is the responsibility of all faculty and staff members and students to ensure that the concepts of equal employment opportunity/academic opportunity and non-discrimination are understood, abided by, and carried out by everyone at the University.

It is the policy of the University to hire, accept, train, educate, promote, compensate and/or administer all employment and/or academic practices, as the case may be, without regard to any of the Bases for Unlawful Discrimination. Harassment of staff members, students or faculty members because they are members of any of the forgoing protected groups is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. In addition, sexual harassment or harassment on any of the grounds stated in this policy is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. The University will endeavor to undertake good faith efforts to fulfill the objectives of this policy. To that end, the University will take all appropriate measures in response to any such incidents, which come to the attention of the administration.

The University believes that every staff member, student or faculty member has the right to work and/or study in an environment totally free of sexual harassment and ethnic, racial, discriminatory or gender- or sexually-oriented joking, harassment or epithets. Such conduct does not advance the academic goals of the University, and may subject the University to legal exposure. Consequently, any student, faculty member or staff member who engages in such prohibited conduct will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination, depending on the seriousness of the conduct in question and surrounding circumstances.

For all policies related to non-discrimination, please visit the University's Diversity web page.