Policy of Zero Tolerance for Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation/Compliance with Title IX
Federal law and state law, including Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1972, prohibit the University from discriminating against students or employees on the basis of protected characteristics, including, but not limited to: sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender, gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, medical conditions including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, and veteran status. Mount Saint Mary’s University is concerned about the safety and well-being of its employees and students, and is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of these protected characteristics, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. To this end, the University strictly prohibits all forms of unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), discrimination or retaliation in any form. Anyone who violates this policy of zero tolerance is subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination or dismissal.