We create safe and inclusive learning and research environments free of mistreatment, harassment and discrimination in order to attract and retain the best and most talented students and faculty and staff members.
Our environment needs to be conducive to teaching and learning. Mutual respect is paramount among community members representing multiple and diverse backgrounds (i.e., age, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, and all other protected categories under federal and state laws).
To achieve excellence, we must all do our part to foster an inclusive research and learning environment.
We encourage you to participate in safe learning workshops, report incidents of harassment or discrimination, and educate yourself on safe learning policies.
An individual who instructs, mentors, evaluates or supervises learners as a regular part of their duties.
An individuals without a faculty appointment who manages, serves, implements and carries out work that helps our institution achieve its mission and overall purpose.
If you are a staff or faculty member, we expect you to:
Reporting discrimination or harassment is not always easy for a person who is experiencing it. However, you should be aware that reporting inappropriate situations is welcomed by the university as a way for us to remedy behavior that violates our policies.
That’s why we need your help. Please report any incident in which you have experienced harassment, discrimination or mistreatment. Additionally, if you have witnessed another person being victimized by harassment, discrimination or mistreatment, please report the incident.
All reporting is confidential, and retaliation is prohibited.
Our safe learning workshops help everyone gain a fuller understanding of how a number of issues — including unconscious bias, microaggressions and lack of cultural competence — undermine diversity and inclusion, as well as collaboration.
We encourage you to attend multiple workshops.
Our policies reflect our commitment to excellence through diversity and inclusion. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with all our guidelines and policies on diversity, inclusion and specific misbehaviors such as harassment, discrimination and mistreatment.