Nondiscrimination Policy

Moravian College is a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community.  We accept the uniqueness of all individuals, and we cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of our community. Moravian College does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis.

Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to Mr. Mark F. Reed, vice president for finance and administration, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 (610 861-1360). Information concerning complaint procedures may be found elsewhere in this handbook..

Procedures for Resolving Student Allegations of Discrimination

Student complaints that discrimination has occurred will be reviewed as follows:

Informal Procedures

Students who believe that academic discrimination has occurred should discuss the matter with their advisor.

Students who believe that discrimination of a non-academic nature has occurred should discuss the matter with the associate dean of students.

It may be that discussion at this level, supplemented by the gathering of appropriate information, will result in resolution of the matter to the students' satisfaction.

Formal Procedures

If the matter is not resolved within a reasonable period of time to the satisfaction of the student, formal procedures may be instituted.

Cases of an academic nature should be submitted with documentation to the associate provost for resolution by the Academic Standards Committee.

Cases of a non-academic nature should be submitted to the vice president for student affairs/dean of students for resolution by one of the College adjudication forums, such as the Discipline Review Committee.