Discrimination and Harassment Policies
Haverford College is committed to providing an employment and educational environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination because of race, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, related conditions, and lactation), religion, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, status as a medical marijuana cardholder, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, current or past membership or service in the U.S. Armed Forces or a state military unit, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy is consistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations, including those pursuant to Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Inquiries concerning Title IX may be addressed to Kimberly F. Taylor, Bi-Co Title IX Coordinator, (Founders 027, (610) 896-1234, ktaylor4 [at] haverford.edu), and other policies of non-discrimination may be referred to the Office of Human Resources (610-896-1250) or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Questions about this policy may be directed to the Office of the Dean of the College.
For the most up to date information on this policy, please visit the Haverford College Human Resources policies page.
Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Haverford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind of sex discrimination and is therefore prohibited by Title IX and Haverford College. Haverford College, as an educational community, will promptly and equitably respond to all reports of sexual assault and harassment in order to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on any individual or the community.
Inquiries or complaints about the application of Title IX may be directed to the College’s Title IX coordinator and/or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
FAX: 215-656-8605; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR.Philadelphia [at] ed.gov
Harassment And Discrimination
The College’s Statement of Non-Discrimination prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination based on all characteristics protected by law. When a student feels that they have been subjected to harassment and/or discrimination on any of these grounds, there are different options available for filing a complaint depending on the nature of the offending behavior and the person who is believed to have committed it.
Questions about these options or this policy may be directed to the Office of the Dean of the College. Additionally, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officers can provide additional resources and support.
Student Complaints Against Faculty, Staff, Or Third Parties
Reports of discrimination or harassment by faculty, staff, or third parties can be made to the Director of Human Resources, or any of the College’s EEO Officers. Reports may also be made to John McKnight, Dean of the College, and any member of The Circle, including Campus Safety. In cases of alleged sexual misconduct, the Title IX coordinator will also be notified.
Visit the Human Resources Handbooks & Policies page for more information.
Complaints Against Students
Students who are considering filing claims against other students may contact the Dean of the College or any of the Deans. Reports of harassment or discrimination by students from other individuals – students, employees, or third parties – will normally be addressed within the student judicial procedures (See the section on Judicial Powers within the Constitution of the Students’ Association—accessible through the Documents section of the Students' Council webpage). In cases where harassment is alleged, an EEO Officer will be consulted as part of the process. Incidents of sexual misconduct will be addressed using the Sexual Misconduct Policy.