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Prohibition Statement

It is the policy of William Woods University that discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are not acceptable conduct at the University. The University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations, the University does not discriminate or permit discrimination on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law, including race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability, in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial assistance, employment, educational programs, or activities. The University also strictly prohibits harassment that is based on any of these characteristics, including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence as defined in this policy. The University will take reasonable steps to prevent and respond to reported violations of this policy as described herein, where the conduct reported may impact the educational, residential, or employment environment of members of the William Woods University community.

This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students of the University. The procedures for addressing complaints and reports of discrimination, harassment, and Sexual Violence are included in this policy and are designed to consider the rights of both the complainant and respondent, the safety and well-being of all members of the William Woods University community, and applicable state and federal mandates. This policy covers conduct that occurs on or near property owned or operated by the University; at or in connection with a University-related event; or off-campus if such conduct adversely affects the campus environment.

Policy Access

A complete copy of William Woods University's Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy, Procedures and Resources can be accessed by the following: