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College Statement of Non-Discrimination

Guiding Principle

Equal opportunity for all is an essential part of Carleton’s recognition that diversity expands the Carleton community’s intellectual horizons and enriches the teaching, working, living and learning environment.  Carleton College is committed to the principle that its educational facilities, activities and employment opportunities shall be offered without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability or age.  Carleton College prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any student, applicant, visitor or employee because of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability or age.

Examples of Prohibited Behavior

Examples of behavior prohibited by this Statement are: denying an educational opportunity or applying a different standard to a student because of the student’s national origin; racial epithets or “jokes;” intimidating an employee because the employee is gay; stalking a student because of student’s gender; and actions intended to create a hostile learning or working environment because a student or employee is disabled.

Application

This Statement applies to all Carleton faculty, students, employees and visitors in connection with any College program, whether on or off campus, including academic, educational, extra-curricular, athletic, residential, employment (including work-study), and other College activities and programs. 

Reporting Violations

Any student, employee or visitor to the College campus who is subject to, witnesses, or otherwise becomes aware of discrimination or harassment in violation of this Statement is strongly encouraged to immediately report the incident by filing a Community Concern Form or by making a report to the appropriate Designated Person identified below.

Designated Person for Reports by Student

Carolyn H. Livingston
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Severance Hall 110
One North College Street
Northfield, MN  55057
(507) 222-4248
clivingston@carleton.edu

  

Designated Person for Reports by Faculty

Beverly Nagel
Dean of the College
141 Laird Hall
One North College Street
Northfield, MN  55057
(507) 222-4303
bnagel@carleton.edu

Designated Person for Reports by Employees (other than faculty) and Visitors

Kerstin M. Cárdenas
Director of Human Resources
Strong House 101
One North College Street
Northfield, MN  55057
(507) 222-4068
kcardena@carleton.edu

 

Students, employees and visitors may also make a report to the Title IX Coordinator, Julie Thornton, Associate Dean of Students, Severance Hall 110, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057, 507-222-4075, jthornto@carleton.edu.

A community concern reporting a violation of this Statement will be directed to the appropriate Designated Person.

Procedures

The College maintains Procedures for Investigating Reports of Discrimination or Harassment which can be found here.

Please note that reports of violations of the College’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct should be reported as provided in that policy.

Keywords: EEOC, Non-Discrimination, Diversity

Last Reviewed: May 20th, 2016

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