Student Handbook 2021-2022

Walsh

Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Walsh strives to maintain an environment free of discrimination and harassment. Walsh prohibits discrimination or harassment based on any protected status on the basis of such legally protected characteristics as a person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, height, weight, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Walsh complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination, including, but not limited, to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act of 1967, Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and Michigan’s Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act.

The following person is designated to handle inquiries and reports regarding nondiscrimination and Title IX compliance:

BETH BARNES

Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer

3838 Livernois Road

Troy, MI 48083

bbarnes@walshcollege.edu or 248-823-1239

Title IX Policy Statement

Walsh does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates and complies with Title IX’s non-discrimination requirements. Walsh views all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment, as reprehensible and therefore prohibited in connection with any Walsh related activity. Sex discrimination is unacceptable conduct; it undermines the integrity of the employment/learning relationship, debilitates morale, and interferes with the work productivity of the organization and its learning environment.

All staff, faculty, and students have a responsibility to maintain high standards of integrity, impartiality and conduct, both personal and official, thereby ensuring proper performance of Walsh’s business and the maintenance of public trust. Sex discrimination violates those standards. Therefore, violations of this policy may lead to disciplinary action, as determined appropriate by Walsh.

Walsh will strive to take prompt and appropriate action to eliminate sex discrimination within its operations, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects. Walsh conducts ongoing prevention, awareness, and training programs for employees and students to facilitate the goals of this policy.

To Whom Does the Policy Apply?

This policy is applicable to students, employees and third parties. Third parties include all contractors, vendors, visitors, guests or any other third parties.

Definitions

Complainant means an individual who reports an alleged violation of this policy. Respondent means an individual against whom a report has been made or complaint filed alleging a violation of this policy.

Discrimination

Walsh does not discriminate against students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, or those seeking access to programs, on the basis of such legally protected characteristics as a person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, height, weight, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Such discrimination is unlawful.

Sexual Harassment Policy