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Harassment/Unlawful Discrimination

Glendale, AZ Campus

Midwestern University believes in the dignity and worth of its students, faculty, staff, interns, and residents and therefore maintains a policy of nondiscrimination for all students, faculty and staff regardless of race, color, gender, sex, sexual preference, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy status, or age. Any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment that has the effect of substantially interfering with the individual's performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning/working environment is not tolerated by the University. This policy/procedure establishes a protocol whereby those who believe they have been discriminated against or harassed may obtain redress promptly and equitably through formal and informal procedures of the University.

This policy applies to all members of the University community, each of whom is expected to report promptly complaints about violations. Students found to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to, disciplinary warning, disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal.  

No action shall be taken against anyone who submits a complaint that he or she believes to be valid - regardless of the outcome of the investigation; however, any person found to be intentionally dishonest in making the allegations or to have made them maliciously is subject to University discipline.  

Definitions  

Unlawful Discrimination: Unlawful discrimination refers to unfair or unequal treatment of an individual or group based on protected status, such as race, color, gender, sex, sexual preference, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy status, age or other protected group status as defined by law.  

Harassment: Harassment includes all unwelcome conduct (whether verbal, physical, visual or written) based on an individual's protected status, such as race, color, gender, sex, sexual preference, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy status, age or other protected group status as defined by law. Among the types of conduct prohibited by this policy are teasing, jokes, slurs, epithets, and negative stereotyping based on another person's protected status. Even where the conduct is not sufficiently severe or pervasive to rise to the level of a legal violation, MWU discourages any such conduct in the workplace and/or any of our related educational settings and reserves the right to take remedial action for all conduct it deems inappropriate.

The policies and procedures relating to Harassment/Unlawful Discrimination are available in the Student Handbook (http://mwunet.midwestern.edu/administrative/SS/ssStuHANDBOOK.htm).