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Equal Opportunity, Security and Student-Right-to-Know Policies

Statement of Equal Opportunity and Compliance

Willamette University is committed to the principle that its educational facilities, activities and employment opportunities shall be offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status with regard to pregnancy, disability or age. Willamette is firmly committed to adhering to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and their implementing regulations.

Willamette University complies with the Student-Right-to-Know Act, the Campus Security Act and Clery Act, the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For information on who to contact with questions regarding the University’s compliance with these laws, contact the Office of Human Resources, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, 503-370-6210.

For initial inquiries related to Equal Opportunity, contact:
Mr. Keith A. Grimm
Director of Human Resources
(503) 370-6210

For requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), contact:
Ms. Joanne Hill, M.A.
Director, Disability and Learning Services
(503) 370-6471

Statement of Title IX Compliance

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Areas of the institution where Title IX may have application include athletics, student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and housing and residential services. Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. Willamette has established a committee of Title IX Coordinators to respond to concerns in these areas. Questions related to this policy can be directed to the Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President, who serves as chair of this committee and is the University’s central Title IX Coordinator.

For appeals related to determinations made under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), contact:
Ms. Kristen Grainger
Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President
(503) 375-5474

Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act

Willamette University's (including the Atkinson Graduate School of Management) annual security report is now available.  This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online (click on the indicated link to see crime statistics).  You may also request a paper copy from the Willamette University Office of Campus Safety, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301).

Willamette University complies with the Student-Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Research for information on graduation and retention rates; Campus Security for campus security statistics; the Department of Athletics for EADA information; the Registrar concerning FERPA and the Vice President & Executive Assistant to the President concerning ADA compliance.

You can also visit : http://www.willamette.edu/dept/policies/index.html

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