Nondiscrimination Policy

Statement

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, age, or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state, or local law, in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and their implementing regulations.

Hood College complies with applicable laws regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled students and employees. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, or to have access to a program, service, or activity of Hood College should contact the Executive Director for Human Resources.

Philosophy

Hood College is committed to cultivating and maintaining a workplace in which faculty and staff can thrive. The College is committed to cultivating and strengthening a diverse, tolerant, multi-cultural, and intellectually open community with equal opportunity for all.

It is our goal to have a respectful and nurturing academic and work environment that affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. This philosophy is key to helping us attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and staff. We will strive to value each person for her/his uniqueness and difference and to encourage her/him to reach her/his own potential as appropriate. The College affirms that the work environment in academia is a wonderful place to develop the skills which can enrich an individual’s life and work experience in an increasingly diverse and multi-cultural society.

Procedures

EEO Officer, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator:

The Executive Director for Human Resources serves as the chief EEO Officer and the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator. The Human Resources office is located at 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD, 21701, in Alumnae Hall (AD 316) and can be reached at (301) 696-3592 and humresources@hood.edu. Additional resources can be found here.

Inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or accommodation under this policy Individuals who have a concern or complaint regarding discrimination or accommodation under this policy should refer to Hood College's grievance process described in Board Policy 55, which is included in this Staff Manual at Section 301 Prohibition on Discrimination and Harassment and can be also found on the Human Resources pages of the Hood College Web site.