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Discrimination Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Policy to Address Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

Franklin University and Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, collectively referred hereafter as “the University,” is an intentional learning community, whose mission is to provide high quality, relevant education, enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world. The University is committed to its educational mission and to ensure the rights of its community members. Each community participant has a right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct in the learning environment and work setting. As such, conduct that diminishes the dignity and worth of the community members is prohibited.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status as it pertains to student admission, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment. Conduct by students, student organizations, staff, faculty, administrators, trustees, volunteers, visitors, contractors, and vendors which violates this policy is considered disruptive to the educational environment and work setting. Any complaint by a member or guest of the University community is investigated and addressed.

The University is committed to being an inclusive community free from all forms of discrimination and harassment in all university interactions as required by local, state, and federal laws and regulations. The following individual has been designated to handle civil rights inquiries regarding the anti-harassment, non-discrimination, and sexual misconduct policies and procedures: 

Blake J. Renner, Ed.D.                 
Title IX Coordinator                    
Franklin University                    
614-947-6236                        
TitleIX@franklin.edu                     

This policy, available at www.franklin.edu/antidiscrimination and www.urbana.edu/title-ix respectively, supersedes all current University policies pertaining to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. The University reserves the right to make changes to this policy. All changes will be posted online to the respective weblinks above.  Portions of this policy are based on a model policy provided by ATIXA and authored by the NCHERM Group, LLC as well as resources available at www.NotAlone.gov.

Last reviewed 8/01/2018

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