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.

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  • 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 the University 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 PDF

  • The University of New Haven adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. The University does not discriminate in its admissions practices [except as permitted by law], in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, the University is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender.

    The University also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by University policy.

    Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the University community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Sexual Harassment & Misconduct Policy.

    Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by email to CKoziatek@newhaven.edu.

    Questions regarding Title IX, including its application and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please visit newhaven.edu/titleix or contact the Title IX Coordinator.

    Individuals who believe they have experienced sex discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of University policy should contact the following:

    Caroline V. Koziatek
    Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Human Resources
    South Campus Hall
    300 Boston Post Rd
    West Haven, CT 06516
    (203) 932-7479
    CKoziatek@newhaven.edu
    www.newhaven.edu/titleix

    A person may also file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency within the time frame required by law. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, the appropriate agency may be the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and/or the CT Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    CT Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities
    450 Columbus Boulevard
    Hartford, CT 06103
    Tel: (860) 566-7710
    Facsimile: (860) 566-1997
    CHRO.Capitol@ct.gov

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston Office
    JFK Federal Building
    15 New Sudbury Street, Room 475
    Boston, MA 02203-0506
    Customer Service Hotline: (800) 669.4000
    Facsimile: (617) 565-3196
    TDD#: (800) 669-6820
    http://www.eeoc.gov/

    Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
    U.S. Department of Education,8th Floor
    5 Post Office Square
    Boston, MA 02109-3921
    Customer Service Hotline: (617) 289-0111
    Facsimile: (617) 289-0150
    OCR.Boston@ed.gov

    Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    Office for Civil Rights, National Headquarters
    U.S. Department of Education
    Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Building
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202-1100
    Tel: 800-421-3481
    Facsimile: 202-453-6012
    TDD: 800-877-8339
    OCR@ed.gov

    U.S. Department of Justice
    Civil Rights Division
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
    Customer Service Hotline: (202) 514-4609
    TDD: (202) 514-0716


    Within any resolution process related to this policy, University provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and religious accommodations, when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.

  • 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, 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

    Non-Discrimination Policy & Affirmative Action Statement PDF

  • 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.

    Diversity Statement

    In support of the University’s commitment to achieve a diverse and pluralistic community which reflects the multiracial and culturally diverse society in contemporary America, the University has established a Diversity Committee.  With this committee, 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 and employment experience for a diverse University community.