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The University of Rochester's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement

The University of Rochester prohibits and will not engage in discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, familial status or an individual’s reproductive health decision making, military/veteran status, national origin, race (including hair style), religion/creed (including religious attire and facial hair), sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law (anyone individually, a "Protected Class"). Discrimination or harassment (including hostile work environment harassment) based on protected status is illegal, will not be tolerated, and is considered misconduct that will be subject to discipline.

The University complies with all federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on the protected categories listed above, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination (including sexual harassment and violence based on sex) in the University’s educational programs and activities, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and sex-based complaints should be referred to the University’s Title IX staff by emailing titleix@rochester.edu or contacting the Title IX Coordinator or a deputy coordinator). Catherine (“Kate”) Nearpass, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Vice President for Civil Rights Compliance, can be reached at cnearpass@ur.rochester.edu or by calling (585) 314-5723. Her office is located in 148 Wallis Hall on the River Campus. Questions about compliance with Section 504 can be addressed to the University’s Office of Disability Services and Support, by emailing disability@rochester.edu or contacting the Director of Disability Compliance.

Questions regarding the application of Title IX and Section 504 can also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at its New York office at (646) 428-3800 or its national headquarters at (800) 421-3481; TTY: (800)-877-8339, or www.ed.gov/ocr/.