|Document Title||Residence Life Handbook|
|Office/Unit||Office of Residence Life|
|Document Owner||Kathy Forrester|
VALUES AND MISSION
The Office of Residence Life strives to provide a comprehensive residence life program as an integral part of the educational program and academic support services of the institution. The residence life program is committed to providing opportunities for personal growth and development and supports the educational mission of the college by providing facilities and programs to assist students in developing mutu- ally supportive relationships in order to live, work and learn with people of diverse backgrounds and individual differences.
ON-CAMPUS LIVING GUIDE
For many of you this will be your first experience living away from home. While living in the residence hall you will be encouraged to develop a cooperative and responsible attitude toward your hall and the entire college community. The information which follows is provided as a guide, but do not be afraid to seek out your RA or Residence Director (RD) as additional “guides.”
I welcome you to campus and look forward to assisting you.
We offer three single gender halls for first-year students. The residence halls for women include: Alumni (corridor), Kasling (suite) and the hall for men is Chautauqua (corridor.)
Gregory Hall (corridor) and University Commons (suite) are co-ed, independent living halls (ie: guests do not sign in) and restricted to upper level students. University Commons consists of 124-premium spaces, featuring single and double rooms. Every two rooms share a bathroom & each room is equipped with heat and air conditioning which can be controlled in the room.
University Village Townhouse apartments offer an independent living experience for upper- classmen. Each townhouse has four single rooms, laundry facilities, kitchen area and living room area. Every two rooms share a bathroom & each room is equipped with a full sized bed.
RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF
RESIDENCE LIFE POLICIES, PROCEDURES & SERVICES
COOKING IN RESIDENCE HALLS
COOPERATION/COMPLIANCE WITH STAFF
DAMAGE OF UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY PROPERTY
Damage to property is costly. It affects housing costs, how others view your living space, and takes time away from regular repairs. While repairs are being made to vandalized items, general repairs may have to take lower priority. By being involved as a responsible community member, you can assist in the investigation of damages in your living environment. Community members can contribute to their area by helping to monitor and report vandalism. If residents are not able to resolve escalating incidents, administrative action may be taken. When responsible parties are identified, judicial action and restitution will be required.
The following electrical appliances are prohibited from use in student bedrooms: air conditioners, space heaters, halogen lamps, multi-arm lamps with plastic shades, hot plates and other cooking appliances including but not limited to toasters, ovens, hot pots, corn poppers, etc. Refrigerators must comply with the following standards: maximum size 4 cu. Ft.; U.L. approved; hermetically sealed, service free cooling system; and a drawing power of 4/10 of an amp when running.
ELECTRONIC CARD ACCESS
ENTERING STUDENT ROOMS
No student room shall be entered without first knocking and allowing the occupants sufficient time to open the door. In the absence of occupants or failure to open the door, the room shall be entered by the residence staff and/or emergency personnel only when evidence exists that the health and welfare of the residents may be endangered or if an alarm is sounding.
Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offense. Persons apprehended may be prosecuted in the criminal court. Caution: candles, incense and other open flames or long burning embers are a fire hazard and therefore prohibited. Damage caused is the responsibility of the student(s) found responsible.
FIRE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
The Wellness Center is located in the lower level of Schulz Hall and provides nautilus, free weight and cardiovascular equipment. The Wellness Center is open regularly with posted hours. The Blue Devil Fitness Center is located in Dods Hall.
The host is responsible for the conduct of the guest and must escort them at all times while they are visiting. Overnight guests typically should not stay more than two to three consecutive nights, or multiple weekends. Remember, having guests in your room is a privilege; be considerate of your roommate and your fellow residents.
Participation in Hall Council is very important. Activities planned by the Hall Council include hall dinners, theme parties, guest speakers, health awareness programs, study breaks, and skill-building workshops. This organization represents only one of the many ways to get involved in campus living.
HALL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
HOUSING LICENSE & AGREEMENT
LETTERS OF WARNING
This lock-out process has been developed to offer students support and flexibility in regard to residence hall room lock-outs. It has also been developed to remind students of their obligation in regard to protecting themselves and their belongings as well as their roommate and roommate’s belongings. It is not an expectation that RAs serve as door attendants for students. RA staff should not be burdened with lock-outs. RAs are available to provide leadership and counsel, to mentor, advise, and help to provide a positive residential community where students can live, learn, and grow. Help us all and help yourself – carry your keys!
Carry your mailbox key with you as mail cannot be handed out over the counter as per Federal Post Office regulations. Packages, special delivery, certified, insured, registered and postage due mail will be held in the residence hall office. Residents in receipt of these items will be notified and may pick up their mail during posted office hours. Students need to produce identification and must sign for these items in person.
Mail delivery is suspended and not forwarded during regularly scheduled breaks. Students must notify correspondence, magazine and newspaper companies six weeks before leaving school for the summer or for extended periods with change of address to ensure timely forwarding.
*Guaranteed express or other timed early delivery packages are independent of Fredonia and the front desks are not open 24-hours.
MAINTENANCE REQUESTS/FACILITIES SERVICES
Occasionally repairs necessitate entering student living areas adjacent to or in the vicinity of an on-going issue. Rooms, suites, bathrooms and kitchens may be entered in order to complete repairs, for pest control, etc. Every effort will be made to give advance notice but in the case of an emergency repair or to avoid further damage, proper procedures will be followed (see Staff Entering Student Rooms).
POSTING SIGNS & NOTICES
Because priority will be given to study at all times, Consideration Hours are in place 24/7. As such you may be asked to lower the volume by fellow residents or staff at times outside the stated quiet hours with an expectation that you comply. In addition, because of the abundance of rehearsal rooms in Mason Hall, practice of musical instruments is prohibited in the residence halls.
*For sanitary reasons, all recyclable plastic, aluminum, tin and glass containers should be rinsed out prior to disposal.
REMOVAL FROM CAMPUS HOUSING
RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION (RHA)
The Fredonia Networks (wired/wireless) are primarily meant for academic use. It is highly recommended that all campus wireless network users utilize the FREDsecure service for online financial services (i.e. banking), online shopping and any official campus e-service (OnCourse, FredMail, YourConnection, etc.).
The Fredonia wireless service complements our high speed wired Ethernet service and is not meant to be a substitute. As such, all students, staff/faculty and guests that reside in the residence halls have a dedicated high speed Ethernet port available to them in their individual rooms. This high speed Ethernet port is recommended for use if you are using applications that utilize large amounts of bandwidth (i.e. streaming video, gaming, video conferencing and large file transactions). Ethernet cables are given to on-campus students once per academic year from the ResNet Office or can be purchased at the FSA bookstore and other stores in the area.
All network users are bound by the Fredonia Computer and Network Usage Policy, found here: home.fredonia.edu/its/computer-network-policy
*Due to administrative and fairness issues, room changes prior to the start of the semester will not occur. Online social networking sites are not a valid basis for requests due to the exaggerated nature inherent within them.
ROOM OCCUPANCY AND USE
During finals week, all students must vacate their rooms immediately after their last examination with the exception of those graduating. Graduating seniors will vacate their rooms immediately after graduation exercises. Students withdrawing from school during the semester must vacate their rooms within 24 hours of the date of withdrawal. Special requests will be considered by the Director of Residence Life. Additional housing rates will apply for J-Term, May term and summer housing academic periods.
ROOM SPECIFICATIONS AND FURNITURE
Suite style rooms
Homemade furniture (i.e. loft beds, etc.) is not permitted due to fire safety. Any equipment made of 2”x 4” wood, etc., should not be brought to campus.
Residence hall rooms are designed for double occupancy and are furnished with closets, individual bed, dresser, desk and desk chair. Students must supply their own blankets, pillow, bedspreads, rugs, fire safe draperies and desk lamps. All furniture that comes with the room must stay in the room, as storage space is limited.
SOLICITATION AND DISTRIBUTION
SPECIAL INTEREST HOUSING
Gender Inclusive housing provides a living environment welcoming to all gender identities and is not limited by the traditional gender binary. This environment allows for same-gender, opposite-gender, non-gender or other-gender identities to live as roommates regardless of biological gender in a platonic environment in which they feel safe and supported; it is not intended for romantic cohabitation. The bathroom will have no gender designation and will be shared by all members of this community.
MINIMUM STANDARDS OF LIVING
In accordance with the requirements of chapter 416 of the Laws of 2002, the State University Board of Trustees has approved minimum living condition standards, which, along with guidelines developed by the campus, set the following standards for conditions in residential facilities.
STANDARD III GUIDELINES
STANDARD IV GUIDELINES
STANDARD V GUIDELINES
YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In accordance with chapter 416 of the Laws of 1988, the State University Board of Trustees has directed that all campuses operating residence halls adopt policies relating to the rights and responsibilities of residents. The Trustees also directed that such campus policies be published in student handbooks, or similar publications, and be distributed to residents. The following guidelines for rights and responsibilities of campus residents at Fredonia are intended to supplement principles and policy statements already developed.
The Office of Residence Life supports the 1985 Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Standards for College and University Student Housing (revised 2005). The following paragraphs include these rights and responsibilities. However, these rights carry with them reciprocal responsibilities on the part of the individual to insure these same rights for other residents.
STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT
THE UNIVERSITY HAS A RIGHT TO EXPECT
IMPORTANT CAMPUS PHONE NUMBERS
Counseling Center: (716) 673-3424
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (2018-2019)
REGULATIONS GOVERNING STUDENT CONDUCT AND UNIVERSITY STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Attendance at Fredonia is a privilege afforded the student by the State of New York and not a legal right. The determination of a student’s fitness to be admitted to the University and to continue as a student has been entrusted by the Board of Trustees of the State University to the President and their staff.
The term “student” or “students” include all persons taking or auditing classes at Fredonia, both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies; matriculated in any University program. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term, but who have a continuing student relationship with the University, are considered “students.”
In protection of these freedoms, the University must establish certain standards of personal and group conduct. The University may apply sanctions or take other appropriate action when the conduct of individuals or groups on or off-campus directly or significantly interferes with the freedom to teach and learn, the safety and health of persons in the community, the maintenance or protection of property, the provision of living accommodations and other services, and the sponsoring of non-classroom activities such as lectures, concerts, athletic events, and social functions.
Counseling, guidance, and rehabilitation are the preferred means for resolving behavioral problems. Although disciplinary proceedings play a secondary role in resolving such problems, violation of the Standards of Behavior listed below may result in privilege restriction, suspen- sion, or expulsion/dismissal.
In the legitimate interest of the University in protecting property and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public, the University President or their designee may temporarily suspend an individual, change a student’s residence hall location or remove a student from the residence halls pending a decision by the Director of Student Conduct, the judicial board, or the administrative board.
STATEMENT OF JURISDICTION
A student’s actions may violate civil or criminal laws as well as being deemed a violation of the University Standards of Behavior or University Policies. In such situations, that student may be held accountable by both civil authorities and face University sanction. The University may at its sole discretion, elect to pursue disciplinary action against a student even if criminal charges involving the same incident are pending, have been dismissed, or were reduced.
Students that elect to Study Abroad through the International Education Center will assume dual status as a Fredonia student and as a student of the host institution. Fredonia’s Rights and Responsibilities are applicable while the student is studying abroad.
Students who witness serious violations of Fredonia policy, procedures, or Rights and Responsibilities that are potentially harmful to the safety and well-being of others may be charged with a violation or violations if they fail to remove themselves from such situations and/or report the incident to proper authorities.
SPECIFIC STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR (CODE OF CONDUCT)
Alleged violation of any of the following may result in charges being filed against a student or organization.
1. Personal Identification and Representation
Failure to act in accordance with these standards must be treated as a major failure to accept responsibility as a student and make one subject to separation from the community. Prohibited are:
2. Interference with the Health, Safety, or Rights of Other Persons
All members of the University community share the responsibility for protecting and maintaining community health, safety, and the rights of other persons. Students are required to obey the statutes and laws of the nation and the state, as well as the ordinances and laws of the village of Fredonia, city of Dunkirk, and the towns of Pomfret and Dunkirk. Convic- tion of a violation of such laws, statutes, or ordinances may be grounds for suspension or expulsion/dismissal. The following conduct is prohibited:
3. Care of University and Personal Property
Maintaining and preserving University grounds, academic buildings, resident and dining facilities, and other associated structures is an obligation of all members of the University community. Similarly, maintaining and preserving personal property is also an obligation. Prohibited are:
4. Demonstrations by Groups or Individuals
The campus must be open to a free exchange of ideas and individuals and groups have protected Constitutional rights; therefore, all members of the community are encouraged to conduct dialogues with mutual respect and courtesy. Prohibited are:
UNIVERSITY JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Any member of the University community may bring a complaint (see Complaints section above) directly to the Office of Student Conduct. The complaint must be written and signed and dated. A review by the Office of Student Conduct will be initiated and if appropriate, charges will be filed. Specific procedures will be followed if a case is referred to the Judicial Board.
If a student is charged with a violation of the rules and regulations, the following options exist: a student may choose an administrative hearing, a judicial board hearing, or an administrative sanction hearing in which a student chooses to plead responsible to the charges and waives the right to a hearing. In such a case, the Office of Student Conduct will impose a sanction.
If a student, club, or organization fails to respond to the letter of charge(s) by the deadline by either pleading responsible or not responsible, Fredonia will assume a plea of not responsible. The case will be sent to an Administrative Hearing and the student, club, or organization will be notified of the hearing date and time at least one week in advance of the hearing. A hold will be placed on the student’s record pending the outcome of the hearing. A student hold restricts a student from registering for classes, dropping or adding classes, and obtaining an official transcript. The club or organization in question will have all privileges suspended pending the outcome of the hearing.
ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTION HEARING
JUDICIAL BOARD HEARING
ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY
The Fredonia Alcohol Policy states that no one under 21 years of age may consume or possess alcoholic beverages. Hosts are responsible for all of their guests, including those who are under 21 years of age. Students who are over 21 may not consume alcohol in the presence of anyone under 21 other than their roommate. Individuals who are under the age of 21 may not be present where alcohol is being served or consumed other than as set forth by the aforementioned regulation. In such cases, all underage students present will be charged with an alcohol policy violation.
The Fredonia Drug Policy states that all students should be aware that “Pursuant to the order of the Chancellor of SUNY, the illegal use of narcotics and/or dangerous drugs on campus is expressly forbidden.” The State University of New York at Fredonia and the Office of Residence Life prohibit the possession of drug paraphernalia including, but not limited to, pipes, hookahs, bongs, rollers, spoofs, water pipes, smokeless cigarettes/e-cigarettes, etc. Any student known or suspected to be in possession of, using or distributing drugs or drug related paraphernalia, or in the presence of any of the above, is subject to disciplinary action and criminal action under campus regulations, as well as state and federal law.
These alcohol and drug related sanctioning guidelines focus on student development and early intervention for minor violations and first offenses and on a more disciplinary approach for major violations and repeat or multiple offenses.
Students and guests who are of legal purchase age or older may possess alcoholic beverages in quantities for personal use only in their private rooms, subject to all regulations that may be established by the Office of Residence Life.
TYPICAL ALCOHOL / DRUG SANCTION(S)
First Offense: The first alcohol or drug related violation would typically result in a Disciplinary Warning and a requirement to complete either the online Alcohol or Drug Education Course. The student will be charged a fee to cover the cost of these programs.
Second Offense: The second alcohol or drug related violation would typically result in Disciplinary Probation and a referral to the Fredonia CARES program, an in-depth alcohol and drug prevention counseling program. The student will be charged a fee to offset some of the cost of this counseling program.
Third Offense: The third offense would typically result in some sort of Disciplinary Suspension. The duration of the suspension would depend on the student’s educational and disciplinary record.
If any of the above mentioned offenses are deemed minor, the Residence Hall Director or Director of Student Conduct would have the option to issue a lesser sanction. If any of these offenses are major violations of campus policy, the sanctions may be more severe. Major violations would typically stem from police involvement, criminal charges, hospitalization of participants, or involve the illegal sale or distribution of drugs or provision of alcohol to students who are underage.
ALCOHOL EDUCATION COURSE
DRUG EDUCATION COURSE
OTHER TYPES OF SANCTIONS
Verbal Warning – A verbal reprimand which expresses University dissatisfaction with the student’s conduct and which clarifies expected behavior in the future. Such a warning is noted in the student’s conduct file.
Disciplinary Warning – A written reprimand which expresses University dissatisfaction with the student’s conduct and which clarifies expected behavior in the future.
Disciplinary Probation – Written notification that any further violations within the probationary period shall result in more severe disciplinary action. The probationary period will be for a specific period of time and/or until the completion of any specified requirements or conditions that are part of the probation.
Disciplinary Suspension in Abeyance – The student remains enrolled. However, any violation of conduct regulations during the period of suspension in abeyance will, after determination of guilt, result in a minimum sanction of automatic suspension.
Disciplinary Suspension – A decision that removes the student from the University for a specific period of time, usually no more than two years. The suspension might be immediate or begin after the end of the semester. In either case, the student is eligible for consideration for readmission at the end of the specified period. Students that are suspended will not be eligible for a refund. This includes tuition and cost of on-campus housing. Typically, the sanction also includes the student being barred from the campus for the period of suspension. This is more particularly described in the Administrative Policy 057.1 section 1. (B)2.
Disciplinary Expulsion/Dismissal – A decision that removes the student permanently from the University. Normally, the penalty shall also include the student being barred from the premises of the University.
Other Sanctions – Other sanctions may include a variety of restrictions and educational related activities. These include but are not limited to:
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
As part of a Zero Tolerance Policy, Fredonia will take disciplinary action for every alcohol and drug related violation on campus. Fredonia will also take disciplinary action for violations reported off-campus, provided these violations have a connection to the campus. This would include violations that endanger students or may cause harm to the campus community.
PARENTAL NOTIFICATION POLICY
PERMANENT TRANSCRIPT NOTATION (HAZING, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, AND OTHER SERIOUS VIOLATIONS)
POLICY ON HAZING AND INITIATION OR AFFILIATION WITH ANY ORGANIZATION
Fredonia reserves the right to revoke recognition of any student organization or club that is found to have violated these rules. Appropriate review of alleged violations may include review by the Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services and the Director of Student Conduct. Member organizations of Inter-Greek Council and Panhellenic Council may also be reviewed by their respective Judicial Boards. Revocation of recognition may not preclude the imposition of the University Judicial Board, but when considered by the Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services to be serious in nature, could result in immediate suspension of organizational recognition until such time as the allegations have been appropriately adjudicated.
Students are prohibited from pledging, joining, or accepting membership with a fraternity, sorority, or student organization which has been dismissed or expelled.
Given the University’s concern regarding the physical and/or mental health risk that expelled student organizations pose, individual students who join expelled student organizations may be charged with a violation of this regulation and receive a sanction that would expell them from the University. Students who choose to rush, pledge, and/or join an expelled organization can be charged through the Code of Conduct and be expelled from the University.
UNIVERSITY POLICY ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (SEE WEBSITE FOR ENTIRE POLICY)
DEFINITION OF AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT
POLICY FOR ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUG USE AMNESTY IN SEXUAL AND INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE CASES
STUDENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS
All students have the right to:
Options in Brief:
Copies of this Bill of Rights shall be distributed annually to students, made available on every University’s website, and posted in each campus residence hall, dining hall, and student union or campus center and shall include links or information to access the Sexual Violence Response Policy below and the Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESPONSE POLICY
Within 96 hours of an assault, you can get a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (commonly referred to as a rape kit) at a hospital. While there should be no charge for a rape kit, there may be a charge for medical or counseling services off campus and, in some cases, insurance may be billed for services. You are encouraged to let hospital personnel know if you do not want your insurance policyholder to be notified about your access to these services. The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims/survivors for health care and counseling services, including emergency funds. More information may be found here: http://www.ovs.ny.gov/files/ovs_rights_of_cv_booklet.pdf, or by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained here: http://www.ovs.ny.gov/helpforcrimevictims.html.
To best preserve evidence, victims/survivors should avoid showering, washing, changing clothes, combing hair, drinking, eating, or doing anything to alter physical appearance until after a physical exam has been completed.
III- Protection and Accommodations:
IV- Student Conduct Process:
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
Defining Sexual Harassment:
Sexual Harassment in the Educational setting is defined as:
Reporting and Addressing Complaints:
Harassment shall be found where, in aggregate, the incidents are sufficiently pervasive, or persistent, or severe that a reasonable person, of similar background would be adversely affected to a degree that interferes with their ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, employment, or resource. Should disciplinary action be implemented, or campus judiciary proceedings invoked, it shall be done consistent with the terms and conditions of the governing collective bargaining agreement or campus conduct policy.
An employee or student who participates in the discrimination complaint process, or reports an incident of discrimination due to harassment, has the right to do so without fear of retaliation. If retaliation were to occur, appropriate sanctions or disciplinary action consistent with the terms and conditions of the governing collective bargaining agreement or campus conduct policy shall be followed.
BIAS CRIMES PREVENTION (see website for entire policy and procedures)
The State University of New York at Fredonia Police shall protect all members of the Fredonia com- munity by preventing and prosecuting bias or hate crimes that occur within the campus’s jurisdiction.
In addition to preventing and prosecuting hate/bias crimes, University Police also assist in addressing bias-related activities that do not rise to the level of a crime. These activities, referred to as bias incidents and defined by the University as objectively perceptible acts of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation directed at a member or group within the Fredonia community based on national origin, ethnicity, race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, color, creed, or marital status, may be addressed through the State University’s Discrimination Complaint Procedure or the campus Code of Conduct. Bias incidents can be reported to University Police, the Office of Enrollment & Student Services, or the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Students are encouraged to contact the Chief Diversity Officer to request consultation and counseling regarding a crime or incident, to report a crime or incident, to file a Charge of Discrimination form, or to share concerns about issues regarding the University. Other offices students may wish to contact are: Enrollment & Student Services; the Intercultural Center; University Police; the Counseling Center; Residence Life; and Student Conduct.
If you are a victim of, or witness to, a hate/bias crime on campus, report it to University Police by calling (716) 673-3333 in an emergency, using a Blue Light or other campus emergency telephones, or stopping by the University Police Office located on the 2nd floor in Gregory Hall. University Police will investigate and follow the appropriate adjudication procedures.
For general information on Fredonia security procedures, see the University Police Website at: https://students.fredonia.edu/upd or call (716) 673-3333. More information about bias-related and bias crimes, including up-to-date statistics on bias crimes is available from the Chief of University Police at (716) 673-3333 or the University Police Website.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
Specifically, institutions are permitted to release directory information on students unless the students have notified the institution to withhold this information. Directory information is “public” information, which may be released without the student’s consent to persons making inquiry. Personally identifiable information designated as directory information includes: the student’s name; local address and local telephone number; University assigned e-mail address; student’s home address and home telephone number; cell phone number; parent’s name, address and telephone number; class schedule; date and place of birth; major field of study; class standing; participation in officially recognized sports and activities; weight and height (athletes); electronic images (photographs); dates of attendance at the University; degrees and awards received; and the most recent previous educational institution attended.
STATEMENT REGARDING FREDONIA’S CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY
The University also discourages engaging in any action or situation that which recklessly or intentionally dangers the mental or physical health of a member of the University community; creating in a situation through severe and persuasive acts that results in the discomfort of, or harassment or excessive ridicule of a member of the University community. The University will also act to prohibit such conduct to the extent that it violates the Student Code of Conduct.
All members of the campus community are expected to live, learn, and work with a foundation of understanding and appreciation of differences. Faculty and staff, as mentors and educators, are expected to support this policy through personal interactions with students, classroom discussion, and careful selection of curricular materials and content.
FREDONIA NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
The University’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibit- ing discrimination may be directed to Dr. Bill Boerner, Chief Diversity Officer at William. firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; Email OCR. NewYork@ed.gov.