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Equal Opportunity Statements

The University of New Haven is committed to achieving a diverse and pluralistic community that reflects the multiracial and culturally diverse society in the United States through strict non-discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment. The commitment to Affirmative Action is also a commitment to be proactive in the continuing effort to diversify the faculty, staff and the student body at the University. The University will base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

  1. Harassment Prevention

    Sexual Harassment is illegal and is prohibited by:  

    The Connecticut General Statue- Discriminatory Employment Practices Act ( Section 4a-60 (a) (8). And Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 United States Code Section 2000e et seq.)  

    Sexual Harassment means
     “any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when: 1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly  a term or condition of an individual’s  employment 2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual  is used as  the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual or  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’ work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.    

    Examples of Sexual Harassment include but are not limited to: 

    Unwelcome sexual advances 
    Requests for sexual favors 
    Suggestive or lewd remarks 
    Unwanted or inappropriate touching of any kind- Staring or leering at parts of a person’s body 
    Retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment 
    Derogatory, suggestive or pornographic posters, cartoons, drawings, or screen savers 

    Remedies for Sexual Harassment may include
    :  
    Cease and desist orders 
    Suspension 
    Termination 
    Back pay 
    Compensatory damages 
    Hiring, promotion or reinstatement 
    Individual who engage in such acts or harassment may also be subject to civil and criminal penalties.  

    Policy: University of New Haven’s Sexual harassment Policy

    • The University of New Haven is committed to the philosophy that all community members should enjoy an environment free of sexual harassment. It is the policy of the University to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment.

    Other types of Harassment 

    Harassment in relation to race, skin color, personal appearance, religion, sex,  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression,  marital status, civil union status,  national origin, age or disability( physical or mental).  

    Policy:  University of New Haven’s General Harassment Policy 

    • The University of New Haven is committed to the philosophy that all community members should enjoy and environment free of any harassment. There is a zero tolerance to harassment or discrimination of any kind based an individual’s sex, race, color personal appearance, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, civil union status, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era or national or ethnic origin, nor does UNH discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.   

    Scope:
     

    Applies to all campus personal-employment candidates, employees, vendors, and contractors.  

    Process /Procedure: 


    If you have questions or concerns or believe that you or others are being sexually harassed or generally harassed please contact Caroline Koziatek in the Human Resource Department on ext 7479 to schedule an appointment or speak to any supervisor.  If you feel you have been discriminated against you also can contact the Connecticut Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities, West Central Regional office #3, Rowland Center, 55 West Main St, Suite 210, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone 203 805-6530.

    Download the Harassment Prevention Statement here

  2. Non-Discrimination

    The University of New Haven is committed in achieving a diverse and pluralistic community, which reflects the multi-racial and culturally diverse society in the United States through strict non-discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment. The commitment to Affirmative Action is also a commitment to be proactive in the continuing effort to diversify the faculty, staff and the student body at the University. The University will base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

    It is the University of New Haven’s goal to hire the most qualified individuals in every position within the University. The University is committed to basing judgments concern­ing employment of individuals on their qualifications, abili­ties, skills and experience and affirmatively seeks to attract persons with diverse backgrounds.

    The University will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to individual’s sex, sexual orientation, race, color, personal appearance, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, genetic information, disability (including but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability) or any other basis prohibited by Connecti­cut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

    The University will ensure that promotion decisions are in accord with principles of equal employment opportu­nity by imposing only valid requirements for promotional opportunities. The University will ensure that all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs will be administered without regard to individual’s sex, sexual orientation, race, color, personal appearance, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, genetic information, disability (including but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability) or any other basis prohibited by Con­necticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

    If you have questions or concerns in regard to this policy contact Caroline Koziatek, The Vice President of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator and Diversity Officer, in the Human Resource Department on ext 7479 to schedule an appointment.

    Revised: 11/12

    Download the full Non-Discrimination Policy and Affirmative Action Statement in PDF format here

  3. Diversity Statement

    Diversity Policy

    The University of New Haven is committed to achieving a diverse and pluralistic community that reflects the multiracial and culturally diverse society in contemporary America. The Diversity Committee has been established to guide the University in implementing this Diversity Policy. The University will work towards attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body for the purpose of creating a pluralistic scholarly community. The committee will assist the administration in the development and implementation of programs and policies that support an enriched educational experience for a diverse University community. The University of New Haven does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or civil union status, or national or ethnic origin.  

    Notice of Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement 


    The University of New Haven is committed to equal access in educational and employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil union status, or disabilities not related to performance, in compliance with federal and state statutes. Benefits, privileges, and opportunities offered by the University of New Haven are available to all students and employees on a nondiscriminatory basis in accordance with federal and state statutes. In recruitment of students and employees, the University of New Haven subscribes to a policy of affirmative action and equal opportunity. Inquiries regarding affirmative action, equal opportunity, and Title IX may be directed to the University’s Affirmative Action Officer at 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516; phone 203.932.7479.

    Download the Diversity Statement here.