Nondiscrimination & Equal Opportunity Policy
Daemen College is committed to compliance with its obligations under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Executive Orders, the New York State Human Rights Law, and other applicable antidiscrimination laws. It is the policy of Daemen College to provide all students and applicants an equal access to all programs and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or status as a victim of domestic violence. Furthermore, the College will not discriminate against any individual with respect to the application of College policies, or the criteria for the successful completion of any course or program on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or status as a victim of domestic violence. Every person in the Daemen College community is required to be familiar with and act in accordance with this policy. This includes administrators, faculty, staff, students, contractors, and vendors. All violations of this policy will be addressed and, where appropriate, discipline will be administered. Any person or entity found in willful violation of this non-discrimination policy shall be subject to termination, expulsion or contract termination as appropriate.
The College President has assigned day-to-day responsibilities for the implementation and administration of this policy to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, who shall be the College’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer. Any questions concerning this policy and any complaints of discrimination should be communicated to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Duns Scotus Hall, Room 102, Extension 8301.
A student also has the right to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education. Complaints are to be filed within 180 calendar days of the alleged act of discrimination and may be made to the New York regional office of OCR:
New York Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 877-521-2172
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