ODU believes in equal opportunity and does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities or against any employee or prospective employee on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation,
disability, genetic information, marital status, or religion in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably
accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship. All such discrimination is unlawful.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
In addition, the policy applies to the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies and programs, financial aid programs, employment practices, athletic or other school administered programs or activities.
ODU provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities or for religious purposes upon request unless doing so would result in undue hardship to the University or other employees.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. It states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, including admissions and employment.” Prohibited conduct under this policy is
also prohibited under the Clery Act, as amended by VAWA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112, and other applicable statutes, regulations, and administrative code provisions.
Nothing in this policy in intended to prohibit individuals from filing a complaint or inquiry to ODU’s Title IX Coordinator and/or the United States Department of Education:
Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219
Office Location: Erskine Hall, Room 148
Office for Civil Rights, Cleveland Office
U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Telephone: (216) 522-4970
Facsimile: (216) 522-2573