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Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Gannon University to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and existing students and employees. In administering its affairs, the University shall not discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits shall conform to this policy. All aspects of student affairs and education of students including recruitment, admissions, financial aid, placement, access to facilities, student discipline, student life and student employment conform to this policy. Furthermore, Gannon University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Gannon University will protect the rights of all students and employees to work and study free from harassment, including sexual harassment and/or sexual violence. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and other non-discrimination policies are to be referred to the Gannon University Title IX Coordinator, Joseph Primiano, Beyer Hall 306, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541-0001; 814-871-7224; primiano001@gannon.edu.

Gannon University does not discriminate on the basis of disability by excluding people with disabilities from participation in University programs or activities. The Coordinator of the 504/ADA Program acts as advocate for students with appropriately documented disabilities who require accommodation of facilities, programs, or services of the University. The more significant services provided by this office include: information on accessibility, identification of required accommodations, liaison with faculty and staff in establishing accommodations, (i.e., equipment, tests, note-taking, etc.) and the provision of auxiliary aides when required.

Students with disabilities seeking accommodations have the responsibility to: 1.) self-identify concerning the disability status in a timely manner; 2.) provide disability documentation that is current; and 3.) request necessary accommodations.

Students seeking information or assistance in any matter regarding accessibility or accommodations, who have questions concerning the above policy, or a possible complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability, should contact: The 504/ADA Coordinator who is the University official designated to coordinate efforts to comply with the HEW regulation, section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. Telephone: 814-871-5522 ods@gannon.edu.