The University of Rochester seeks to provide a setting that respects the contributions of all the individuals composing its community, that encourages intellectual and personal development, and that promotes the free exchange of ideas.
To ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. The University also prohibits retaliation and will not retaliate against any person who makes a complaint of discrimination or harassment on the basis on a protected status or who provides information or otherwise participates in a investigation of such a complaint.
If you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed due to your protected status, you have several options for how to respond. It is important that you choose the option that feels comfortable to you and that you believe is likely to result in a positive outcome.
If you believe you have been subject to sexual harassment, including but not limited to, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, please see the additional pages dedicated to Title IX and reporting sexual harassment.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
You can also file a claim with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights if you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of