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Policy on Pluralism

Eastern Connecticut State University adopts a policy statement on pluralism which forbids acts of violence or harassment reflecting bias or intolerance based on an individual's race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability including learning disability, past or present history of a mental disability, genetic information, criminal record, or other protected status as designated by law. The University has also adopted procedures for investigation complaints of acts or intolerance brought by students or staff.

Eastern Connecticut State University endorses the Connecticut State University Policy Regarding Racism and Acts of Intolerance. That Policy is:

The Connecticut State University declares:

a. Institutions within the Connecticut State University have a duty to foster tolerance;

b. The promotion of racial, religious, and ethnic pluralism within the University is the responsibility of all individuals within the University community;

c. Every person within the University community should be treated with dignity and assured security and equality;

d. Individuals may not exercise personal freedoms in ways that invade or violate the rights of others;

e. Acts of violence and harassment reflecting bias or intolerance of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic or cultural origins are unacceptable; and

f. The University shall take appropriate corrective action if such acts of violence or harassment occur.

Anyone who has a complaint alleging an act of violence or harassment based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or cultural origin should contact Dr. LaMar Coleman, Vice President for Equity and Diversity, (860) 465-0072.