Student Handbook: Section XVI

Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policies


§ 16.1  Law School Policy on Equality of Opportunity

As a member of the Association of American Law Schools and in conformity with its bylaws, Chicago-Kent abides by the following policy:

Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology provides equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty and employees, with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and alumni, without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, Chicago-Kent provides its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the above-stated grounds. Facilities and services of the Career Service Office of Chicago-Kent College of Law are available only to employers whose employment practices are consistent with this policy and are similarly non-discriminatory.

Any students, applicant or employee of Illinois Institute of Technology who believes that he or she has received inequitable treatment because of discrimination violating this policy should communicate, either in writing or in person, with the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 224 Perlstein Hall, 312.567.3134.
 

§ 16.2  IIT Policy on Equality of Opportunity

It is the intention of Illinois Tech to act in accordance with all regulations of the federal, state and local governments with respect to providing equality of opportunity in employment and in education, including, but not limited to, all student-related programs and activities, graduate and undergraduate, full-time and part-time, insofar as those regulations may pertain to Illinois Tech. Illinois Tech prohibits and will act to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other statutorily protected classes. Pursuant to the foregoing, it is the policy of the university to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Inquiries regarding reasonable accommodations should be directed to the Center for Disability Resources: 3424 S. State Street, Suite 1C3-2, Chicago, IL, Tel: 312.567.5744, TDD: 312.567.5135, Fax: 312.567.3845, disabilities@iit.edu.

Any student, applicant or employee of Illinois Tech who believes that he or she has received inequitable treatment because of discrimination violating Illinois Tech's stated policy of equal opportunity in employment and in education should communicate, either in writing or in person, with the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, IIT Tower, 10 W. 35th Street, 19th Floor, 312.567.3134. See Section E above for additional details and information.

In addition, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the university's overall implementation of and compliance with Title IX, which broadly speaking prohibits discrimination or unequal treatment in educational programs and activities, including, but not limited to employment-related matters, based on sex or gender. Accordingly, such matters or inquiries regarding the same may also be raised with the Title IX Coordinator, Virginia Foster. Ms. Foster's contact information is: 312-567-5725, foster@iit.edu, Room 2D7-1 of the IIT Tower, 10 West 35th Street in Chicago. Inquiries regarding Title IX may also be directed to the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, whose website is www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

§ 16.3  IIT Policy on Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Illinois Institute of Technology is committed to ensuring an environment for all members of the university community that is fair, humane, and respectful--an environment which supports and rewards student, faculty and staff performance on the basis of relevant considerations such as ability and effort. Behaviors that inappropriately assert sexuality as relevant to student, faculty or staff performance damage this environment. Therefore, IIT will provide for its students, faculty and staff an educational and employment environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment as defined and otherwise prohibited by local, state and federal law.

The entire sexual harassment policy, including procedures for reporting violations, is available by clicking here.