Equal Opportunity Policy — Graduate Studies

Effective Date

Monday, January 20, 2014

Office of Primary Responsibility

School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Affected Parties

School of Graduate & Advanced Studies Students

Policy Statement

Dartmouth College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all its students, faculty, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. For that reason Dartmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran in its programs, organizations, and conditions of employment and admission.

One of the purposes of the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (IDE) is to ensure compliance with Dartmouth’s policy of equal opportunity as described above. Any student, student applicant for admission, or student applicant for employment at Dartmouth who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran may report such incidents to the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (IDE), Suite 304 Blunt Alumni Center, HB 6018, Hanover, NH 03755. All discussions are kept confidential.

In cases where the complaint is against a graduate student, the report should be made directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the complaint will be processed using the graduate disciplinary procedures.

In cases where a student has a complaint against a faculty member or an administrative and professional or a service employee, the report should be made to the Dean of Faculty Office or the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity.

In keeping with Dartmouth’s commitment to equal opportunity, an Affirmative Action Plan has been developed which defines and describes the institution’s Affirmative Action Program for employees.

Dartmouth College operates under the principles enunciated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or age in any educational program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance; and of Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which call for nondiscrimination and affirmative action for persons with disabilities. Coverage extends to such areas as financial aid, athletics, housing, courses, employment, and program accessibility.

Any person having inquiries or complaints concerning Dartmouth's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is directed to contact the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity.

For information on the institution's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, contact the Student Disabilities (Section 504) Coordinator, 603-646-2014 (mailing address: Academic Skills Center, 6173 Collis Center, Hanover, NH 03755-3586).

Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA 02109, regarding the institution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, 34 C.F.R. Part 100; Title IX, 34 C.F.R. Part 106; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 45 C.F.R. Part 90; or Section 504, 34 C.F.R. Part 104.

Contact(s)

School of Graduate & Advanced Studies