Policy on Equal Opportunity, Discrimination and Harassment

The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions, educational practices, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs, and strives to provide an educational environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Discrimination, including harassment, because of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, physical attributes, marital or familial status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law is strictly prohibited.

This policy applies to the conduct of faculty, staff, and students – or others who may be in a working relationship with the College – while on College premises or away on College-sponsored activities. This policy also applies to decisions concerning admission, hiring, promotion, matriculation and any other decision affecting educational or employment opportunities.

A CCS employee or student who believes he/she has been subject to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who is aware of an incident of discrimination or harassment, must report the matter to the Director of Human Resources or the Dean of Students. Complaints of harassment, discrimination or retaliation will be thoroughly and impartially investigated. Where warranted, appropriate remedial action will be taken and, depending on the circumstances, may include disciplinary action, discharge or expulsion. All students, staff and faculty have a responsibility to cooperate fully in any investigation, and the College for Creative Studies prohibits retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, reports a violation of this policy or participates in an investigation of such reports.

EFFECTIVE DATE
October 18, 2016

LAST UPDATED DATE
August 1, 2019

APPROVING OFFICE
Administration and Finance