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Dartmouth's Policy Concerning Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, military or veteran status in access to its programs and activities, and in conditions of admission and employment (hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits). (Dartmouth College refers to the entire institution, including the professional schools, graduate programs, and auxiliary activities.) The following regulations, among others, govern Dartmouth's policy.

Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. Questions or concerns may be directed to Dartmouth's office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (see address below) or to the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), J.F.K. Federal Building, Room 612C, Boston, MA 02203. A complaint must be filed with OFCCP no later than 180 days from the date of the alleged violation.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits job discrimination on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, prohibits job discrimination against disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. Dartmouth has developed an affirmative action plan to carry out the mandate of these federal regulations. This plan is administered by Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity. Inquiries may also be addressed to OFCCP (see address above).

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in rate of pay. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age. Questions or concerns about these laws should be directed to Dartmouth's office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (see address below) or to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Boston Area Office, J.F.K Federal Building, Room 409B, Boston, MA 02203. A complaint under these statutes must be filed with EEOC within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Questions or concerns may be directed to Dartmouth's office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (see address below) or to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education, 33 Arch St., Suite 900, Boston, MA 02110. A complaint under Title VI must be filed with OCR within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, and 34 C.F.R. Part 106, Dartmouth does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the conduct or operation of its programs or activities (including employment therein and admission thereto). Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Dartmouth's office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (see address below) or to the Office for Civil Rights (see address above). A complaint under Title IX must be filed with OCR within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

Consistent with the requirement of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and 34 C.F.R. Part 104, Dartmouth does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities. Dartmouth complies with all applicable sections of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Questions or concerns regarding Section 504 or the ADA may be directed to Dartmouth's office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (see address below) or to the Director of Student Accessibility Services, 6173 Collis Center, Suite 301, Hanover, NH 03755-3541, tel. 603-646-9900. Inquiries concerning Section 504 may also be referred to the Office for Civil Rights (see address above). A complaint under Section 504 must be filed with OCR within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination. A complaint of employment discrimination on the basis of disability under Title I of the ADA must be filed with EEOC within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

New Hampshire State law prohibits employment discrimination based on age, sex, race, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, religious creed, or national origin. Questions or concerns may be directed to Dartmouth's office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (see address below) or filed with the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights (NHCHR) at the following address: Intake Department, NH Commission for Human Rights, 2 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301. Complaints under these statutes must be filed with NHCHR within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

The institution's Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity has been designated to coordinate and monitor all institutional compliance activities under each of the laws and regulations referred to above. In addition, Dartmouth's office of Institutional Diversity & Equity is charged to hear complaints and grievances concerning violations of any of these laws and regulations. All faculty, exempt, non-exempt, and union employees, students, and applicants for admission and/or employment are protected from discrimination resulting from filing a complaint or assisting in an inquiry under any of the foregoing laws and policies. Faculty, exempt, non-exempt, and union employees, students, and applicants for admission and/or employment are invited to visit the office of Institutional Diversity & Equity to discuss issues related to equal opportunity and affirmative action. In addition, the office is available for confidential consultation regarding the application of these laws and regulations to individual concerns. A copy of Dartmouth's most recent Affirmative Action Plan is available at the reference desk of Dartmouth's Baker Library or in the office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, 304 Blunt Alumni Center, Hanover, NH 03755-3541, tel. 603-646-3197, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last Updated: 10/25/12