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Race, Color, National Origin

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Discrimination based on race includes - but is not limited to - skin color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title VI states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a non-discriminatory manner. These may include, but are not limited to: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing and employment, if it affects those who are intended to benefit from the Federal funds. Learn more about Title VI here.

Harassment is a form of discrimination that violates federal and state laws and Clarkson Policy. 

Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy)gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful where

1) [Quid Pro Quo] enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment/membership/participation, or

2) [Hostile Environment] the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.

3) [Retaliation] Anti-discrimination laws also prohibit harassment against individuals in retaliation for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or lawsuit under these laws; or opposing employment practices that they reasonably believe discriminate against individuals, in violation of these laws. 

(If you have experienced behavior that is physically threatening, humiliating, had an impact on your mental/emotional state, or is behavior that happens repeatedly, or is directed at one individual, it should be reported.)

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“No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence, victim status, marital status, personal status, ancestry, source of income, or other classes protected by law.”

-Clarkson University’s Non-Discrimation Policy

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