Equity Compliance

Wesleyan is an institution devoted to learning, openness, and the life of the mind; it follows that its character can be measured in part by the kind of human relationships built and sustained within this small but complex environment. The community itself will flourish only to the degree that the virtues of mutual respect, generosity, and concern for others are maintained. It is vitally important, therefore, that harassment and discrimination in all their forms not be tolerated.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion serves students, faculty, administrators and staff concerning all issues of equity and opportunity as they relate to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression. The Office develops policies and procedures; and offers programming for the campus community regarding issues of diversity and equal opportunity/affirmative action.  

Wesleyan University will not tolerate retaliation against individuals bringing a complaint or participating in an investigation. The ultimate responsibility for maintaining an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation rests with all members of the University community.

In the summer of 2015, Wesleyan adopted "One Policy: Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct".  

The University also prohibits harassment not specifically based on a person’s or persons’ membership in a protected category. Attempts to resolve concerns or complaints involving NON-DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT informally are encouraged.  If, however, the complaint is not resolved informally, different bodies, depending on the nature of the complaint and the position of the individual against whom a complaint has been made, may adjudicate it.

Complaints regarding non-discriminatory harassment by faculty, students, administrators, staff, vendors, or visitors should be directed to the Faculty Committee on Rights and Responsibilities (FCRR), the Dean of Students/Student Judicial Board, the Graduate Office/Judicial Board, the Office of Human Resources, or the Office of Equity & Inclusion as appropriate.

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