Colgate University is committed to the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise, and to a learning and living environment where all members of the community feel safe and respected. Acts of discrimination and harassment are serious violations of our community values. This policy aims to promote a Colgate community where all members can study, live, and work together in a community characterized by mutual respect.
All policies contained herein are subject to resolution using the university’s Equity Grievance Process, as detailed below. The Equity Grievance Process applies regardless of the status of the parties involved, who may be students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, and/or staff. The university may also bring actions or effect remedies based on complaints by or against non-members of the community. The university reserves the right to act on incidents occurring on campus or off campus, when the off-campus conduct could have an on-campus impact or impact on the mission of the university.
The director for EEO/AA serves as the ADA Coordinator and oversees implementation of Colgate’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity procedures, disability compliance, and the university’s policy on nondiscrimination. The associate provost for equity and diversity serves as Title IX Coordinator and oversees implementation of the university’s policy on harassment as well as the Equity Grievance Process for responding to complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other forms of discriminatory and bias-related harassment.