Norwich University Statement and Policy on Non-Discrimination
Policy Applicability and Scope
This policy applies to all employees and students of Norwich University, to all applicants for positions of employment with the University, to all applicants for admission to student academic programs, to all recognized student groups, to all vendors conducting business for the University, and to all guests on University property.
Norwich University is committed to the principles of free inquiry and free expression. Vigorous discussion and debate are fundamental to the University, and this policy is not intended to stifle teaching methods or freedom of expression generally, nor will it be permitted to do so. Harassment and discrimination, however, are neither protected expressions nor the proper exercise of academic freedom; they compromise the integrity of the University, its tradition of intellectual freedom, and the trust placed in its community members.
The definitions and procedures found in this Non-Discrimination Statement & Policy are not intended to and do not apply to alleged conduct that falls within the scope of the University’s Sexual and Gender-Misconduct Policy; such conduct is defined and will be addressed exclusively as provided in the Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy.
Complaints that a University student or employee has engaged in discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability will be addressed through this policy, as provided below. Requests for reasonable accommodations or eligibility determinations by students and employees with disabilities and appeals of University decisions where a student or employee is not satisfied with the University’s response to such requests, will be addressed through the University’s Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Policy, and not through this policy.
Policy Statement and Purpose
Norwich University adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in education and does not discriminate in its admissions practices or its educational programs or activities on the basis of age, disability, genetic information, marital status, military service or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, as defined, and to the extent protected by applicable law. Further, the University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, ancestry, crime victim status, disability, genetic information, military service or veteran status, national origin, place of birth, physical or mental condition, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, as defined and to the extent protected by applicable law.