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Nondiscrimination

Notice of University-Wide Nondiscrimination Policy and the Designation of the Title IX Coordinator

Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Violence Against Women Act, and other federal, state, and local laws.

Fordham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender, national origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

This policy is strictly enforced by the University, and alleged violations receive prompt attention and appropriate corrective action. The University will take steps to prevent discrimination and harassment, to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and harassment, to prevent retaliation for bringing a claim or assisting in an investigation, and will take appropriate action to remedy the effects of discrimination and harassment.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the University’s Title IX compliance efforts and for coordinating the University’s response to all complaints involving possible sex discrimination,including educational programs, gender equity in athletics, employment, and admission. This also includes all forms of discrimination, limitations on consensual relationships, sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault/rape, exploitation and other sexual misconduct, stalking, dating and domestic violence, and intimidation and retaliation for filing such complaints.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation may be referred to the University’s designated Title IX Coordinator listed below or to the Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100. Call the OCR main numbers toll free at 800-421-3481 or 800-877-8339 (TDD). Or contact the OCR’s New York office at ocr.newyork@ed.gov or 646-428-3800.

Fordham’s Title IX coordinator may be contacted at:
   Kareem Peat
   Title IX Coordinator
   Cunniffe House, Room 114
   Rose Hill Campus
   718-817-3112
   titleix@fordham.edu

The 504 Compliance Officers are responsible for the University’s compliance efforts related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and for coordinating the University’s response to all complaints involving possible discrimination on the basis of disability.

Student complaints of disability discrimination should be directed to:
   Mary Byrnes
   Director of Disability Services
   O’Hare Hall, Basement
   Rose Hill Campus
   718-817-0655
   mbyrnes11@fordham.edu

Employee complaints of disability discrimination should be directed to:
   Nancy Hark
   Senior Director of Human Resources Policy and Practice
   Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 506 718-817-4090
   nhark@fordham.edu