Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is committed to fostering a climate free from discrimination and harassment, through clear and effective policies, a coordinated education and prevention program, and prompt and equitable procedures for resolution of reports of conduct prohibited under these policies. The University encourages all members of its community to participate in the process of creating a safe, welcoming and respectful environment on campus.
The Office for Civil Rights at MVNU monitors and coordinates compliance with nondiscrimination laws and investigates complaints alleging discrimination and or harassment on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. Such actions are prohibited not only by these University civil rights policies, but also by applicable federal law stated below.
- Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
- Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 helps protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace. It prohibits employment discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, sex and religion. Title VII also protects against harassment, which can be any physical or vocal conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. Conduct can be harassment if it interferes with a person's work performance.
- Title IX, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
- ADA (The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990), 42 U.S.C. §12101 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs that receive financial assistance.