Student Handbook: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policies

Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility School: Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 19, 2016

Relevant excerpt

Pluralism Policy Statement

Southern Connecticut State University’s policy statement on pluralism forbids acts of violence or harassment reflecting bias or intolerance based on an individual’s race, religious creed, gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity or cultural origin. The university has procedures for investigating complaints of acts of intolerance brought by students and staff. Southern Connecticut State University endorses the Connecticut State University Policy regarding Racism and Acts of Intolerance.

That Policy is as follows:

The Connecticut State University declares:

Institutions within the Connecticut State University have a duty to foster tolerance;

The promotion of racial, religious creed and ethnic pluralism within the university is the responsibility of all individuals within the university community:

Every person within the university community should be treated with dignity and assured security and equality;

Individuals may not exercise personal freedom in ways that invade or violate the rights of others;

Acts of violence and harassment reflecting bias or intolerance of race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity or cultural origins are unacceptable:

and The university shall take appropriate corrective action if such acts of violence or harassment occur.

Download full policy