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Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Reporting

Every member of the Gould School of Law community has an important stake in fostering a safe, supportive, and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty, and staff can all thrive. The community does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, physical or mental disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws or regulations.

If you are a faculty member, teaching assistant, or other designated staff member, you are a "mandatory reporter" and should review the responsibilities discussed on our responsible employees page. If you are not a mandatory reporter and believe you have experienced or witnessed discrimination or harassment of any kind, we urge you to reach out to one or more of these individuals, who will give you additional information and support:

What You Can Expect

If you report discrimination or harassment that took place on campus or at a school-sponsored event, the chart below illustrates what you can expect to happen internally at Gould as well as externally at the Title IX office. These processes occur simultaneously:

For information specific to sexual discrimination or harassment, visit our page Reporting Sexual Discrimination and Harassment in Particular.

If you report discrimination or harassment that took place while you were involved in an off-campus job or externship, the chart below illustrates what you can expect to happen internally at Gould:

For information specific to sexual discrimination or harassment, visit our page Reporting Sexual Discrimination and Harassment at External Site (Externships or Jobs).

Resources

Visit our Resources page to view Gould-specific, on-campus, and off-campus resources available to everyone when reporting or dealing with discrimination and harassment.

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