University Policy Number 1201
Categorized: General Policies
Responsible Office: Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics
Related Law & Policy:
- Policy 1202: Sexual Harassment
- Policy 1203: Non-Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations on the Basis of Disability
This policy applies to all George Mason University faculty, staff, students, university contractors, and visitors.
II. POLICY STATEMENT
George Mason University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy status or genetic information. George Mason University shall adhere to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations.
The University is dedicated to ensuring access, fairness and equity for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans (as covered by law) in its educational programs, related activities and employment. George Mason University shall thus maintain a continuing affirmative action program to identify and eliminate discriminatory practices in every phase of university operations.
Any employee who becomes aware of sexual harassment or other potentially discriminatory behavior must contact the Office of Equity and Diversity Services.
Retaliation against an individual who has raised claims of illegal discrimination or has cooperated with an investigation of such claims is prohibited.
III. RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
The Office for Equity and Diversity Services is responsible for administering and monitoring George Mason University’s equal opportunity/affirmative action policies and procedures.
Inquiries about or complaints alleging violation of the University’s equal opportunity/ affirmative action policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity Services. Mason Hall D201, MS 2C2, Fairfax, VA 22030. Phone (703) 993-8730.
V. EFFECTIVE DATE AND APPROVAL
The policies herein are effective April 3, 2006. This Administrative Policy shall be reviewed and revised, if necessary, annually to become effective at the beginning of the University’s fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.
Senior Vice President
Date approved: April 20, 2006
Date of most recent review: October 8, 2012