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Policies

I. Equal Opportunity

Our statement is on page ii of the catalog. A copy of the policy is available from the Office of Social Equity and is also available on the website above.

II. Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is reprehensible conduct that will not be tolerated at California University of Pennsylvania. The University is committed to providing a harassment-free atmosphere for all members of the University community. The University is committed to the human rights and dignity of all individuals; therefore, it is the policy of the University to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment within the University community. In addition, it is the policy of the University that any practice or behavior that constitutes sexual harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The Office of Social Equity has an established process to investigate and address any complaints of sexual harassment. A complete copy of the complaint procedure is available from this office and on the website.

III. ADA/504

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), California University of Pennsylvania provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students to ensure equal access to University programs and activities.

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)
Services for students with disabilities are provided through the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Students must request accommodations through OSD and should make the request for accommodations as soon as possible. The decision regarding appropriateness of the requested accommodations rests with the service provider office and must be supported by the student's documentation on file with OSD. The office is located in Azorsky Hall, Room 105. The website is www.calu.edu/current-students/student-services/disability and the phone number is 724-938-5781.

ADA/504 Appeal Process
If a student considers that a requested accommodation has not been granted or is inappropriate, he or she should immediately discuss the matter with the OSD director, 724-938-5781. If the student is not satisfied with the result of this conference, he or she should contact the ADA Compliance Office, 724-938-4056. This office helps to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and provides an avenue of resolution for student problems/concerns regarding accommodations. If the student does not reach accord at this level, he or she may appeal to the Office of Social Equity. The Office of Social Equity has an established process to investigate and address any complaints of discrimination on the basis of a disability.

IV. Affirmative Action Statement

Integrity, civility and responsibility are the official core values of California University of Pennsylvania, an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.

V. Nondiscrimination Statement

California University of Pennsylvania is an academic community dedicated to the ideals of justice, fairness, and equal opportunity for all. In compliance with federal and state laws, the University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The University will not tolerate racial, ethnic, or sexual discrimination. Sexual harassment is considered by law to be a form of sexual discrimination and is, therefore, unacceptable. Direct equal opportunity, Affirmative Action or Title IX inquiries or complaints to the Special Assistant to the President for Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity (EEEO)/Title IX Coordinator, Office of Social Equity, South Hall 112, 724-938-4014. Direct inquiries regarding services or facilities accessibility to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer, Office of Student Affairs and Services, G-52 Carter Hall, 724-938-4056.