2019-2020 University Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Affirmative Action and Title IX Compliance

Affirmative Action Compliance

The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (Office of Equity and Diversity 315-228-7014) oversees implementation of Colgate’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity plan.

Affirmative Action Policy

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, status as victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant.

The University is very committed to EEO and Affirmative Action in all aspects of its enterprise and will utilize affirmative action to make employment decisions so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. Personnel decisions are based only on valid job requirements, and we will make all reasonable accommodations necessary to employ and advance in employment-qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Disabilities Compliance

The Director for EEO/AA (Office of Human Resources 315-228-7014) oversees compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Student requests for accommodations should be directed to the Director of Academic Support and Disability Services (The Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research, 315-228-7375).

Policy on Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Colgate seeks to provide students with disabilities with the support services and other reasonable accommodations needed to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the university. All accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. A student requesting accommodations is asked to provide appropriate documentation to the director of academic support and disability services.

Title IX Compliance

In compliance with requirements under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Colgate University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity Marilyn Rugg (102 Lathrop Hall; 315-228-7288; mrugg@colgate.edu) serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator, and oversees the university’s policy on discrimination and harassment.