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Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Equal Opportunity Policy

Unity College values a diverse College community where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The College 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 College community are against College policy and will not be tolerated.

Unity College 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 College 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 College. 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 in the course of their learning or jobs. Those who experience or witness discrimination, harassment, or retaliation are encouraged to promptly report such conduct. The appropriate College 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 College.