Full Policy Statement
Sarah Lawrence College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or its expression, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission, employment, educational policies, scholarship or other financial aid programs, athletic, or other College-administered programs. Sarah Lawrence affirms that it admits students and selects employees regardless of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or its expression, veteran status, disability, religion, age, or national or ethnic origin, and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the College. Continuing its longstanding policy to actively support equality of opportunity for all persons, the College is strongly committed to basing judgments about individuals solely upon their qualifications and abilities, and to protecting individual rights of privacy, association, belief, and expression.
Sarah Lawrence College is committed to the ideal of a community founded in mutual respect and tolerance. Free and robust debate and exchange of ideas are at the heart of our academic enterprise. However, the College makes a distinction between free expression of ideas and physical or verbal abuse or harassment, which threatens or inhibits such expression, or significantly interferes with a person's education or work. The College takes the issues of discrimination and harassment seriously, and will thoroughly investigate any complaints that are brought to its attention. If the investigation determines that discrimination or harassment has occurred, appropriate disciplinary action will be invoked, up to and including permanent separation from the College. Retaliation against an individual for reporting or providing information about discrimination or harassment is an equally serious violation of College policies.
Pursuant to Revenue Procedure 75-50 dated December 8, 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), and the Department of Health and Human Services regulations promulgated to effectuate Title IX and Section 504, Sarah Lawrence College hereby gives notice of its nondiscriminatory policy as to students and employees.
Inquiries concerning the application of the aforementioned Revenue Procedure, Title IX, or Section 504 to any policy, program, or other activity at Sarah Lawrence may be referred to the director of human resources, who has been designated by the College to oversee the continued application of the College’s nondiscriminatory policies, or to the Chief Diversity Officer who is also the Title IX Coordinator. In addition, inquiries may be addressed to: Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education Washington, DC.