Adelphi University is proud of its work and academic environment and will strive to maintain a pleasant and collegial environment for employees, students, guests and visitors, all of whom are expected to treat each other with courtesy, consideration and professionalism. The University will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or retaliation based on the protected status of an individual’s race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. With this Policy, the University prohibits not only unlawful discrimination, harassment (including sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking), and retaliation, but also discourages other unprofessional and discourteous actions. Derogatory or inappropriate remarks, slurs, or jokes related to any protected class will not be tolerated. The University will make this Policy available in various and appropriate places on campus and on the University website.
Discrimination, harassment (including sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking), and/or retaliation in any context, in addition to being unlawful, is reprehensible and is a matter of particular concern to an academic community in which students, faculty and staff are related by strong bonds of intellectual interdependence, collegiality, and trust.
Discrimination, harassment (including sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking) and retaliation are violations of University Policy and of the appropriate standard of conduct required of all persons associated with the University. The University is committed to preventing, investigating, and remedying violations of this Policy. Those members of the community inflicting such behavior on others are subject to the full range of institutional disciplinary actions, up to and including separation from the University, and/or referral to authorities for criminal prosecution, as appropriate. Non-members of the community, such as guests or visitors, who inflict such behavior on campus, at campus events or within campus programs may be referred for criminal prosecution, and/or barred from campus events and property, and/or referred to institutions or employers with which they are affiliated. Guests and/or visitors impacted by discrimination, harassment (including sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking), and/or retaliation are protected by these policies and procedures.
A violation of any University policy which is motivated by the actual or perceived membership of the victim in a protected class may be investigated, resolved and remedied under this Policy. Any misconduct related to or coinciding with an investigation into a violation of this Policy may also be investigated under this Policy, however, misconduct found not to be in violation of this Policy will not be subject to the procedures hereunder, but will be resolved and remedied pursuant to the appropriate institutional procedures.