NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Hampshire College reaffirms its commitment to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment.
Hampshire College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, disability, previous military service or any other protected category in the admission of students, employment, access or treatment in its programs and activities or the administration of its educational and employment policies. Discrimination or harassment on the basis of these factors is in direct conflict with the mission of the College and strictly prohibited.
Hampshire College is strongly committed to building an inclusive environment and will not tolerate any actions of any individual or group that violate this Policy.
Hampshire College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicable federal and state laws and guidelines are followed, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11357 of 1967; Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
- Physically assaulting, or threatening to assault, any person because of the Protected Factors.
- Causing any person to have reason to believe that by virtue of the Protected Factors or membership in one or more of the aforementioned groups they will be prevented from pursuing a chosen activity.
- Making written or oral statements designed to produce in members of the aforementioned groups fear for their physical safety or fear that freedom of movement or expression would be restricted; or making written or oral statements that can reasonably be supposed to have this effect. Threatening language is expressly prohibited.
- Directing at an individual or person, present or absent, language that grossly offends or insults such individual or groups on the basis of the Protected Factors.
- Denying academic, social, recreational, housing, employment, health service, or other College opportunity or service on the basis of the Protected Factors, or any action or statement that might lead any member of any such group to reasonably expect that access to such opportunities or services might be denied to them on such a basis.
- Retaliating against any person who is participating in any complaint involving discrimination or harassment.
- Using different standards of evaluation for academic work, suitability for employment or promotion, or job performance because of the Protected Factors.
- Any similar actions designed to degrade, insult, threaten, or harm one or more members of the aforementioned groups, or which can reasonably be expected to have these effects.
- All complaints involving College faculty or staff conduct shall be submitted to the Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Shelly Ruocco, associate vice president for human resources; 413.559.5411 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Complaints by Hampshire College students involving conduct or actions of other Hampshire College students should be submitted to the Title IX Deputy Coordinator, 413.559.5412. Student complaints may also be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator, who will refer complaints to the appropriate Title IX Deputy Coordinator.
- Complaints involving individuals who are not members of the College community shall be submitted to the Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Shelly Ruocco, associate vice president for human resources; 413.559.5411 (email@example.com).