Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Equity

Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Equity

Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Equity

Franklin 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 by the University's Title IX Coordinator. In addition, anonymous reports may be made here.

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: 

Dr. Blake J. Renner
Interim Equity & Title IX Coordinator


The  Equity and Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating the University’s response to all Discrimination and Equity claims. This includes providing and facilitating educational programs and trainings; and helping to ensure the University responds appropriately, effectively, and equitably to all issues. The Equity and Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining this policy and the Policies and Procedures on Sexual Harassment found here.

Last reviewed 4/14/2022

Policies and Procedures