Non-discrimination Statement

Non-discrimination Statement

The University of Evansville expects all members of its community to treat each other with respect and civility. Harassing behaviors directed towards any member of our community will not be tolerated. As part of its commitment to non-discrimination, the University specifically prohibits harassment based on any other characteristics set forth in its nondiscrimination statement as follows: including race, color, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, creed or religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and all federally protected groups/classes. Any form of harassment undermines the mission of the University and negatively impacts the University community as a whole.

Harassment

The University specifically prohibits harassment based on any other characteristics set forth in its nondiscrimination statement including race, color, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, creed or religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and all federally protected groups/classes. Harassment based on any of these protected characteristics undermines the mission of the University and negatively impacts the University community as a whole. Prohibited harassment is conduct based on one of these characteristics when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for work or learning. The University will not tolerate retaliatory behavior against any individual(s) who reports harassment.

Behaviors that could be considered harassment based on these characteristics include any patterns of conduct aimed at another because of a protected characteristic that would degrade, distress, or humiliate a reasonable person, such as:

  • Physical intimidation, assault, or vandalism.
  • Exhibits of pictures or reading materials in print or electronic form containing negative information about a person’s protected class.
  • Verbal abuse or degrading conversations regarding a person’s protected class.
  • Name-calling, jokes, or negative comments about a person’s protected class.

Sexual harassment is a violation of Title IX and is addressed specifically in the Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct (students) and Policy Prohibiting Administrators, Faculty, and Staff from Engaging in Sexual and other Unlawful Harassment.

Gender Identity and Expression

The University of Evansville endorses and voluntarily complies with the Department of Education’s May 13, 2016 Title IX Enforcement Directives with regards to student gender identity and expression.

Office Phone:
812-488-2413

Office Email:
lw161@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 234, Olmsted Administration Hall