Radford University Adopts Revised Discrimination and Harassment Policies

2 min read Radford University has adopted the new GEN-PO-1002 Discrimination and Harrassment Policy.

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Photo Credit: (Tingey Injury Law Firm) "Radford University prohibits discrimination and harassment in its educational programs and activities, on the basis of sex or any other protected class, by individuals subject to its control or supervision."

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By Abigail Morin | amorin1@radford.edu

Radford University revised its GEN-PO-1002 Discrimination and Harassment Policy Aug. 14, 2020.

Any person may report discrimination and harassment, whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim.

According to an email, required by the U.S. Department of Education, sent out by Dr. Andrea Zuschin, Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Sept. 4, “Radford University prohibits discrimination and harassment in its educational programs and activities, on the basis of sex or any other protected class, by individuals subject to its control or supervision. This requirement to not discriminate in the educational program or activity of Radford University extends to admission and employment.”

The Sept. 4 email stated:

As required by the U.S. Department of Education, Radford University is providing this campus notice following the recent adoption of revised procedures (GEN-PO-1002 Discrimination and Harassment Policy) by which allegations of discrimination and harassment shall be filed, investigated, and adjudicated in accordance with new federal regulations. These grievance procedures provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any prohibited discrimination and harassment.

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Photo Credit: (Radford University Relations) Reports can be made anytime, even outside business hours.

Radford University is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and is free from harassment and discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, or based on any other status protected by law. 

Any person may report discrimination and harassment, whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim. Reports may be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in receipt of the verbal or written report. 

These grievance procedures provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any prohibited discrimination and harassment.

Such reports may be made at any time, including during non-business hours.

Individuals who report discrimination or harassment will be contacted by the Office of Institutional Equity, which provides information, resources, supportive measures, and options for resolution per the Discrimination and Harassment Policy, which may be found online at www.radford.edu/oie.

Inquiries about the application of federal Title IX regulations may be referred to Radford University’s Title IX Coordinator, the U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.