Western New England University is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, and violence. To that end, the University works to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded education programs and activities.
Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or on a person’s not conforming to conventional notions of masculinity or femininity. Other examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics; discrimination in a school’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs; and discrimination based on pregnancy and parental status.
The University will respond promptly to complaints of discrimination/harassment and will take appropriate action where it is determined that such inappropriate conduct has occurred.