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Equal Opportunity Grievance Procedures

For employees of Dartmouth College

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Dartmouth College* is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all its students, faculty, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. For that reason Dartmouth College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, or military or veteran status in access to its programs, organizations, and conditions of employment and admission.

Dartmouth College's Equal Opportunity Policy (“Policy”) seeks to comply with the letter and the spirit of the following laws: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and/or any other institutional document or policy relating to equal opportunity or affirmative action practices.

Any employee or student of Dartmouth College who believes that he or she has been subjected to a violation of the Policy may bring a grievance under the Equal Opportunity Grievance Procedure. This includes any exempt, non-exempt or union employee, faculty member, student employee, or applicant for employment in Arts & Sciences, Geisel School of Medicine, Tuck School of Business, and Thayer School of Engineering. Visitors or guests of the College may also use the Grievance Procedure if they believe they are the victim of discrimination prohibited by the Policy.  

The Equal Opportunity Grievance Procedure most fully serves exempt and non-exempt and service employees with discrimination complaints. Therefore, the process described below focuses primarily on the specifics of handling grievances by and against such employees. The exceptions that apply when complaints are by or against students or against faculty members are explained in a separate section.  Federal and state law and College policy prohibit retaliation against an employee who complains about a possible violation of the Policy.

Grievants must register their concerns within two academic terms (six months) of the alleged violation in order to have access to the entire Equal Opportunity Grievance Procedure.

*Dartmouth College refers to the entire institution, including the professional schools, graduate programs, and auxiliary activities.



Last Updated: 9/24/14