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Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Equal Opportunity Policy

Unity Environmental University values a diverse group of learners where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The University is committed to providing a learning and working environment that is free of illegal discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Illegal discrimination against, harassment of, or retaliation against individuals of the University are against the University policy and will not be tolerated.

Unity Environmental University does not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or other status protected under local, state, or federal laws in the recruitment and admission of students, educational policies and procedures, and in the recruitment and employment of employees. We offer reasonable accommodation to applicants and to qualified individuals with disabilities, including accommodation in the application process. Unity Environmental University is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual that may involve any of the protected categories listed. Harassment based on these protected characteristics is against the law and the policy of the University. Examples of prohibited harassing conduct include but are not limited to epithets, slurs, or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; denigrating jokes; written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group; sexually oriented conversation; or visual display of sexually suggestive pictures or objects.

These policies apply to all students and employees and are related to conduct engaged in by fellow employees, students, or third parties with whom students and employees interact during their learning or jobs. Those who experience or witness discrimination, harassment, or retaliation are encouraged to promptly report such conduct. The appropriate University officials will promptly investigate complaints. The type of discipline will be determined by reflecting on the severity of the conduct, up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University.