Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Statement

The University is committed to providing access to equal opportunities to all members of the University community in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation against employees, students, contractors, vendors, or any third party based on race; color, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ethnicity or ancestry; gender, sex, gender identity, transgender status, sex stereotyping or gender expression; age; physical or mental disability, perceived disability or perceived potential disability; pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions; religion (including religious dress and grooming practices) or creed; marital status; registered domestic partner status; medical condition (including HIV and AIDS); citizenship; military and veteran status; sexual orientation; genetic characteristics; genetic information (including information from the employee’s genetic tests, family members’ genetic tests, and the manifestation of a disease or disorder in the employee’s family member); political affiliation; as well as any other classifications protected by federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. When requested to do so, CHSU will also make reasonable accommodations to assist prospective and/or active students and employees as required by law.

The University also prohibits harassment or discrimination based on the perception that a person has any of these characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of these characteristics. The University is dedicated to ensuring fulfillment of this policy statement with respect to all areas impacting employees and students. Any violation of this policy statement will not be tolerated and will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

If a member of the University community believes someone has violated this policy statement, the University community member should utilize the University’s complaint procedures to bring the matter to the attention of the University administration. The University will promptly investigate the facts and circumstances of any claim this policy statement has been violated and take appropriate corrective measures. No member of the university community will be subject to any form of discipline or retaliation for reporting perceived violations of this policy statement, pursuing any such claim or cooperating in any way in the investigation of such claims.