The Office of Equity and Diversity
The Office of Equity and Diversity houses several federal and state policies and is charged with overseeing their compliance. The policies include but are not limited to: The NJ Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX Compliance, Rowan University Workplace Violence Policy, and EEO Compliant Search Practices.
Rowan University remains committed to a policy of nondiscrimination for all its students and employees and for applicants for admission and employment. Our goal is to eliminate any patterns of prohibited unequal treatment from a community that prizes diversity and fosters an environment of civility and respect.
It is the University's policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, affectional or sexual orientation, any disability, color, religion, national origin, or any protected class. University policies and procedures have been established to promote diversity and civility, avoid discrimination and ensure equity in all programs. Social, recreational, academic programs, and services are administered without regard to an individual's protected-class status.
Under the Workplace Violence Policy Rowan University fosters an environment of civil behavior and respectful interaction. The New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace and the Workplace Violence Policy cover students if they are in an employment relationship or an employee is involved in any way. Students wishing to file a complaint against another student should contact the Dean of Students Office or Public Safety. The Rowan University Student Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy applies to student on student complaints and the Employee Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy applies to employees. Students in an employment capacity or filing a complaint against an employee would be covered under the employee policy.
The Office of Equity and Diversity is located in Linden Hall. The Assistant Vice President of Equity and Diversity/Chief Equity Compliance Officer reports to the President and the Executive Vice President of Administration and Strategic Advancement.
To file a complaint:
by phone via the 24 hr Alertline: 855-431-9967
Non complaint related inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity at 856-256-4294 or 856-256-5494
Americans with Disabilities Act
Discrimination Policy and Forms
- New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace
- Model Procedures for Internal Complaints
- Acknowledgment of Receipt of Policy
- NJ Discrimination Complaint Processing Form
- Preventing Employment Discrimination Training
Search Committee Information
- When is a Search Committee necessary: Committee Guidelines
- Search Training Slides (For Reference Only)
- Steps To Take Offical Training for Search Committee Members:
- Banner Self Service
- Employee Tab
- Professional Development
- Search Committee Training
In compliance with Title IX, Rowan University does not deny or limit any student or employee the ability to participate in or benefit from any University program (including the workplace) on the basis of sex/gender. Complaints of any violation to Title IX will be investigated and addressed.
The link will take you to the Student Handbook, the policy is on page 51
When dealing with students:
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