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Lehigh University Non-Discrimination Statement and Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

Non-Discrimination Statement

Lehigh University upholds The Principles of Our Equitable Community and is committed to providing an educational, working, co-curricular, social, and living environment for all students, staff, faculty, trustees, contract workers, and visitors that is free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Such harassment or discrimination is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated.

The University strongly encourages (and, depending upon the circumstances, may require) students, faculty, staff or visitors who experience or witness harassment or discrimination, or have information about harassment or discrimination in University programs or activities, to immediately report such conduct.

                                                                                                                                            

Reports or inquiries should be made to:
Karen A. Salvemini
Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator1
Alumni Memorial Building / 610.758.3535 / eocc@lehigh.edu

In the event that the conduct involves the
Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator, reports should be made to:
Judy A. Zavalydriga
Human Resources Investigator
428 Brodhead Avenue / 610.758.3897 / jaz308@lehigh.edu

                                                                                                                                            

The University takes steps to ensure that a hostile environment on these bases does not exist on or in its programs and activities and to respond effectively to formal and informal allegations of harassment or discrimination.  The University will promptly investigate complaints or incidents of such harassment or discrimination and will take prompt and appropriate measures, including disciplinary action, against individuals found to have engaged in harassment or discrimination.  Lehigh University will take action reasonably designed to end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the campus community.

The University encourages students and employees to work together to prevent harassment and discrimination in any University program or activity, including all academic, extra-curricular, and University-sponsored activities.

1The Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator serves as the Title IX Coordinator, ADA and Section 504 Coordinator, and the Age Act Coordinator.
 

Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.  This prohibition includes the exclusion form participation, or denial of the benefits of, a federally funded education program or activity on the basis of sex.  Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination.

Lehigh University, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and has designated the following individual to serve as the Title IX Coordinator:

Karen A. Salvemini
Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator
Alumni Memorial Building
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA  18015
(610) 758-3535

eocc@lehigh.edu

Any student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission to Lehigh University who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis or sex may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator.  The Title IX Coordinator will assist the complainant in identifying the appropriate Lehigh University policy and corresponding grievance procedure to resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner.  The Title IX Coordinator may consult with other Lehigh University administrators, as needed, resolve the complaint in the most effective manner.

Additional Resources for Sexual Violence

For complaints involving sexual violence, a complainant may contact the Title IX Coordinator, or the complainant many also contact the following:

     Lehigh University Police Department                             Advocates                                           Gender Violence Reporting Form
             321 E. Packer Avenue                                          (610) 758-4763                                       lehigh.edu/go/genderviolencereport
               Bethlehem, PA  18015
                   (610) 758-4200

For complaints involving sexual violence, a complainant may also contact the following confidential sources:

     Counseling & Psychological Services                           Chaplain's Office
             Johnson Hall, 4th Floor                                            The Dialogue Center
                  (610) 758-3880                                                      (601) 758-3877

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.