Discrimination and Harassment at Wesleyan
Policies and Procedures
Wesleyan University is committed to fostering a diverse learning community grounded in mutual respect, generosity, and concern for others. Any form of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation that violates the institution’s values will not be tolerated.
Students who seek additional information or who wish to discuss an issue or incident, please contact us.
In 2006, the Dean's Office established the Campus Climate Log to provide an additional mechanism for which campus members can report hate incidents and acts of intolerance and educational interventions and prevention efforts organized by staff members and students. Click here to submit information to be posted to the log.
Wesleyan’s policy on discrimination and harassment is guided by the university’s Equal Opportunity Statement:
Wesleyan University is fully committed to a policy of equal opportunity throughout the University, and to this end abides by all applicable federal, state, and local laws pertaining to non discrimination and fair employment practices.
Accordingly, the University recruits, hires, trains, promotes and educates individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Wesleyan University administers all personnel action such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Wesleyan's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment:
- defines discriminatory and sexual harassment
- specifies how the University will address any complaints of harassment against
- explains how complaints by campus visitors will be handled
- explains how investigations into harassment will be conducted and the extent to which the confidentiality of the complainant can be protected
All complaints of discriminatory harassment will be taken seriously and investigated. The University will act promptly if discriminatory harassment is found and will deal with the problem effectively.
Non-discriminatory harassment is also prohibited by the University. Complaints of non-discriminatory harassment should be directed to the Faculty Committee on Rights and Responsibilities, the Student Judicial Board, the Graduate Judicial Board, or the Office of Affirmative Action as appropriate.
Any questions regarding Wesleyan's policy on discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.