The Office of the Dean oversees and coordinates a variety of services and divisions within Student Services such as academic assistance programs, including tutoring, disability services and support, counseling services, community outreach, Office of Student Activities, and Office of Residential Life and Housing.
Some general information on policies, procedures and services is listed below, most in abbreviated format. All student policies can be found on the MWU Student Handbook page within this site.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT POLICY
Midwestern University makes reasonable accommodations to the physical and mental limitations of students, faculty, and staff to the extent that such accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the conduct of its business. MWU's building planning includes reasonable accommodation to the special needs of disabled individuals and disabled veterans, including access to the building, use of restroom facilities, and mobility requirements within the building and parking locations. For more info, see Disability Services.
HARRASSMENT/HOSTILE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Midwestern University believes in the dignity and worth of its students, faculty, staff, interns, and residents and will not tolerate unacceptable conduct or behavior that has the effect of substantially interfering with the individual's performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning/working environment. Members of the MWU community have a right to be free from harassment. This policy/procedure establishes a protocol whereby those who believe they have been harassed may obtain redress promptly and equitably through the formal and informal procedures of the University.
It is the policy of MWU to provide an environment that is free from harassment because such conduct seriously undermines the atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential to a healthy work and academic environment. The conduct prohibited by this policy includes all unwelcome conduct (whether verbal, physical, visual, or written) based on an individual's protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, 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 the take remedial action for all the conduct it deems inappropriate.
This policy applies to all members of the University community, each of whom is encouraged to promptly report complaints about harassment. Anyone found to be in violation of this harassment policy shall be subject to disciplinary warning, disciplinary probation, demotion, transfer, 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, anyone found to be intentionally dishonest in making the allegations or to have made them maliciously is subject to University discipline.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At Midwestern University we recognize and appreciate differences. We respect our diverse student body, faculty, and staff and aim to provide a safe learning environment based on understanding and inclusion. As a University dedicated to educating the next generation of healthcare leaders, we provide educational opportunities that equip our students to effectively treat an increasing diverse patient population. Midwestern University is committed to creating a culture of acceptance in the classroom, in our clinics, and in our community. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination.
University policies regarding diversity, inclusion, and harassment can be found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook. To find out more, go HERE.
Sexual harassment may involve the behavior of a person of either sex against a person of the opposite or same sex, and occurs when such behavior constitutes unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature where:
- Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's education or employment;
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual's welfare; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's welfare, academic or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or demeaning educational or work environment.
- A third party may also file a complaint under this policy if the sexual conduct of others in the educational or work environment has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the third party's welfare, academic, or work performance.
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