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Notice of Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity


Maryville University welcomes persons from all backgrounds and beliefs to join our staff and University Community. We seek to create and foster a sense of community that facilitates the development, both personal and professional, of all our members, including faculty, staff, and students. The University complies with federal, state, and local nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws and strives to keep the University free from all forms of illegal discrimination and retaliation.

Maryville is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or intended citizenship status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law (“protected status”). This policy extends to admissions, employment, services, and educational programs and activities that the University operates and offers (collectively “programs and activities”).

Harassment, whether verbal, non-verbal, or physical, that is based on any protected status, constitutes a form of prohibited discrimination if it denies or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs and activities.

This policy and the corresponding procedures applies to employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, contractors, vendors, visitors, guests, and participants in University-sponsored programs and activities (collectively, the “University Community”) and may apply to allegations of discrimination, harassment or retaliation that occur on and off campus and during normal hours of operation and during after-hours functions sponsored by the University.

As part of its commitment to equal opportunity, the University is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities with reasonable accommodations. Any student or prospective student with a disability, who requires assistance to ensure access to educational opportunities and the programs and activities, should contact Division of Student Success, Disability Services located on the first floor of the library at 314-529-9477 or by visiting https://www.maryville.edu/fye/accommodations/.   Anna Kisting is the Director of Disability Support & Success and can be contacted directly via email at akisting@maryville.edu. Any current employee or individual applying for employment, who requires reasonable accommodations to complete the application process, and/or to perform the essential functions of the job, should contact Tammie Lorden, Human Resources Operations Coordinator, via phone at 314-529-9315 or via email at tlorden@maryville.edu. Guests to campus should contact Disability Services with any inquiries related to disability accommodations.

The University has designated Karlla Dozier, Assistant Dean for Compliance and Recruitment and Title IX Coordinator, Tammie Lorden, and Anna Kisting, to coordinate compliance with discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Dozier can be contacted via phone at 314-529-9981, via email at kdozier@maryville.edu, and her office is located in Gander 148. Ms. Kisting can be contacted using the contact information provided above. Ms. Lorden’s contact information is provided above and set forth below.

The Assistant Dean for Compliance and Recruitment and Title IX Coordinator, in some instances together with the Human Resources Operations Coordinator, will establish a process for recording reports and carrying out investigations of allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Any person can file a complaint of discrimination with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or by calling 1-800-421-3481.

Faculty, staff, and third parties should report a potential violation of the University’s anti-discrimination policy as soon as possible to the Human Resources Operations Coordinator at:

Tammie Lorden
Human Resources Operations Coordinator
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-529-9315
tlorden@maryville.edu

Students and prospective students should report a potential violation of the University’s anti-discrimination policy as soon as possible to the Assistant Dean for Compliance and Recruitment and Title IX Coordinator at:

Karlla Dozier
Assistant Dean for Compliance and Recruitment and Title IX Coordinator
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-529-9981
kdozier@maryville.edu

September 20, 2016