Colgate fully subscribes to and complies with all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. These include but are not limited to Title IX and Title VI of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and New York State Education Law Article 129-B. Colgate is committed not only to compliance with these laws but also to promoting a community that lives out the values these equal opportunity laws envision.
Colgate will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status as transgender or gender transitioning, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law.
The associate provost for equity and diversity serves as Title IX Coordinator and oversees implementation of the Non-discrimination/Title IX Procedures for responding to complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and other violations of this policy.
Inquiries may be made to:
Marilyn (“Lyn”) Rugg, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity & Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Diversity
102 Lathrop Hall
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Inquiries and complaints may be made externally to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline Phone: 800-421-3481
Organizational structure and copy for this handbook was revised in the summer of 2020. The information contained in this publication applies to the academic years 2020–2021 but this handbook is not to be regarded as a contract between the student and the University. The University reserves the right to change requirements, policies, rules, and regulations without prior notice in accordance with established procedures.