It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status in the admission of students to the college; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college; in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the college; or in the employment practices of the college.
Threat Assessment Team
The Threat Assessment Team will be chaired by the Director of Campus Safety and will include the Vice President for Student Development, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Director of Counseling Services and two faculty members appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee for a three year term. The Threat Assessment Team will be convened whenever any member of the Team feels there are serious safety issues concerning an incident, on or off campus, involving members of the campus community. For more information refer to the Undergraduate Student Handbook.
Sexual Harassment Policy
It is the policy of Nazareth College, in keeping with efforts to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected, that sexual harassment of students and employees at Nazareth College is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated. For more information about the Sexual Harassment Policy refer to the Undergraduate Student Handbook.
Peer Harassment Statement
The Nazareth College community is dedicated not only to learning but also to the development of sensitive and responsible persons. Because the college prepares individuals for participation in an increasingly diverse world and its institutions, the climate of college life must be one in which academic freedom prevails along with respect for and tolerance of cultural, ethnic, and racial differences; religious preferences; sexual orientation; variations in age; and people with disabilities. For more information please refer to the Undergraduate Student Handbook regarding this policy and other forms of harassment.
Stalking is considered a form of harassment. It occurs when a person engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific individual that is likely to cause such individual to have a reasonable fear of harm to his or her physical or emotional health, safety or property. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to: repeatedly engaging in contact or communication (including, but not limited to, face-face communication, telephone calls or messages, electronic mail, written letters, unwanted gifts, or threatening or obscene gestures); surveillance; following; trespassing; or vandalism.
New York State law and Nazareth College policies forbid hazing, and any violations will be reviewed by the Student Conduct office. Behavior prohibited under this law includes actions threatening substantial risk of physical or mental injury; actions exposing the individual to distressing, repulsive, or alarming situations or sensations; forced consumption of liquor or drugs; actions insulting or embarrassing another individual; and actions in the form of social pressure which might cause harm to an individual, regardless of their willingness to participate.
Harassment or intimidation of another person, limiting another person's right to equal opportunity or otherwise denying another person equal treatment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status is prohibited.
Grievance Procedures For Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
Faculty, staff, and students who want further information or assistance in discussing or filing a complaint of harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status should contact any of the Human Relations Advisors. These advisors will assist in trying to resolve the problem informally and/or explain the steps of the formal grievance procedure. You may also contact the Director of Human Resources for assistance. The Student Handbook and HR Department sites provide more information regarding this policy and contact information.