EEO Statement

California State University, Fresno, is committed to a respectful work and learning environment characterized by integrity, civility and ethical behavior on part of it’s faculty, staff, and students.

Our commitment to equal opportunity means there is no tolerance for any form of harassment, discrimination, intimidation or retaliation prohibited by University policy, state and federal civil rights laws. The aforementioned applies to Title IX to men and women students in all campus programs including intercollegiate Athletics.

Nondiscrimination Policy

California State University, Fresno is committed to a program of equal opportunity for all. The California State University does not discriminate in the educational programs or activities it conducts on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual preference, pregnancy, or special disabled veteran status (Vietnam era or other covered veteran status). California State University, Fresno’s Policy Statement (in the Equal Employment and Education Opportunity Plan and the Equal Opportunity Plan for Individuals with Disabilities, Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans) addresses equal opportunity in employment, admissions, recruitment, financial aid, placement counseling, curricula, and housing for students. These are recognized by the university as basic to our equal opportunity goals.

Persons who are aggrieved may pursue a complaint or seek information by contacting Janice A. Parten, director of human resources, 559.278.2364, Joyal Administration Building, Room 211; Michael Caldwell, the associate vice president for academic personnel and reviewer for faculty concerns, 559.278.3027; or Paul Oliaro, vice president for student affairs/dean of students and reviewer for student concerns, 559.278.2541.

Harassment

Harassment on the basis of sex is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as well as Title IX of the Education Act. Sexual harassment is a violation of Section 703 of Title VII. Sexual harassment refers to the unwanted imposition of sexual attention usually in the context of a relationship of unequal power, rank, or status, as well as the use of one’s position of authority in the university to bestow benefits or impose deprivations on another. This applies equally to all students, staff, faculty, and managers at California State University, Fresno. Harassment includes verbal, nonverbal, and/or physical conduct that has the intent or effect of unreasonable interference with individuals’ or groups’ education or work performance. This may also include actions that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment. Both men and women can be the victims of sexual harassment.

Students who believe they are victims of sexual harassment should contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, 559.278.2541. The staff can explain the complaint procedures available to students on our campus. For more information about the complaint process, please contact Janice A. Parten, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, 559.278.2364. Other resources include the deans and associate deans who are trained to respond to inquiries.

Race, Color, and National Origin

The California State University complies with the requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as other applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program of the California State University.

Disability

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and various state laws prohibit such discrimination. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate the efforts of California State University, Fresno to comply with all relevant disability laws. Inquiries concerning compliance may be addressed to Janice A. Parten, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Joyal Administration Building, Room 211, phone 559.278.2364.

If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and need course materials in alternate formats, immediately notify your course instructor or Janice Brown, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, 559.278.2811. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your special needs.

Sex/Gender

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in the educational programs or activities it conducts. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on these bases in education programs and activities operated by California State University, Fresno. Such programs and activities include admission of students and employment.

Inquiries concerning the application of these laws to programs and activities of California State University, Fresno may be referred to Janice A. Parten, Associate Vice President of human resources, Joyal Administration Building, Room 211, 559.278.2364; Paul Oliaro, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Joyal Administration Building, Room 262, 559.278.2541; the Director of Human Resources, Auxiliary Services, 4910 N. Chestnut, 559.278.0860; or the regional director of the Office for Civil Rights, Region 9, 220 Mail Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.

The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to male and female CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics.

Age, Marital Status, Religion, or Sexual Orientation

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation.