Discrimination and harassment, including acts based on race, religion, disability, age, national origin, and other identified protected classes are prohibited under state and federal law, as well as under Drew University’s Human Rights Policy. This Policy embodies Drew’s commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and open educational community. It is intended to educate the community about discrimination and harassment and to support and protect any member of the community who uses this Policy responsibly to pursue a complaint. Drew will investigate, adjudicate, and remedy reports of violations of the Policy.

The Human Rights Policy and its Procedures have been amended and restructured to address new requirements under federal, law designed to address domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.  As result of those changes, Drew has adopted a Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy to separately address sexual discrimination and harassment.The revised Policy will be implemented in the 2014 Fall term.  Comments, questions, and feedback are welcomed.

Drew University is committed to maintaining and supporting diversity throughout the Drew community.  Discrimination or harassment in education or employment on the basis of protected class status constitutes a violation of this policy.  Protected class status is based on race, creed (religion), color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, familial status, military service obligation, or nationality.  Offensive or unwelcome conduct or repeated differential treatment, as defined in this policy, based upon protected characteristics, is prohibited.  Gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment will, however, be addressed under the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy.

Each member of the University community is expressly prohibited from verbal, physical, written, or other technology-based conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment based on identified protected class characteristics that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive to unreasonably interfere education or employment.

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