Notice of Non-Discrimination

Colby-Sawyer College is committed to being an inclusive and diverse campus community, which celebrates multiple perspectives.

 

Under institutional policy, and state and federal law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act), Colby-Sawyer College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices or its admission practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity.

In addition, Colby-Sawyer College seeks to provide an environment free from all forms of sex discrimination, and expects all college community members, visitors, and vendors to uphold this effort.

Sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence are considered forms of sex discrimination.

 

The college recognizes that harassment related to an individual's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression can occur in conjunction with misconduct related to an individual's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, or disability. Targeting individuals on the basis of these characteristics is also a violation of the college policy.

Under these circumstances, the college will coordinate the investigation and resolution efforts to address harassment related to the targeted individual's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression together with the conduct related to the targeted individual's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, or disability.

What is Title IX?

 The purpose of Title IX policy, as according to The United States Department of Justice, is to avoid the use of federal resources to support discriminatory practices in education programs, and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices.

Title IX requires that agencies promulgate regulations to provide guidance to recipients of federal financial assistance who administer education programs or activities on Title IX enforcement.

 

Title IX was modeled after Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and they both share a common purpose:

to ensure that public funds derived from all the people are not utilized in ways that encourage, subsidize, permit, or result in prohibited discrimination against some of the people.

Evidence of discriminatory intent may be direct or circumstantial and may be found from various sources, including statements by decision makers, the historical background of the events in issue, the sequence of events leading to the decision in issue, a departure from standard procedure (e.g., failure to consider factors normally considered), legislative or administrative history (e.g., minutes of meetings), a past history of discriminatory or segregated conduct, and statistical evidence.

For more information on this policy, click here.