St. Mary’s College of Maryland is fully committed to equal employment and educational opportunities for its employees and students. The College does not discriminate or condone discrimination or harassment in the workplace or academic setting, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and parental status), national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For purposes of this policy, harassment is defined as: (a) unwelcome conduct based on a legally protected class, including: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law; and (b) that is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individuals’ work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
The College’s definitions of sexual harassment and related issues may be found in the Policy Against Sexual Harassment, located on the Title IX Office website.
All workplace and academic policies, programs and activities of the College are and shall be in conformity with applicable federal and State laws on non-discrimination including, but not limited to: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of 1972 Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The College’s equal opportunity policy applies to the College’s educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic programs. The policy applies to all employment decisions, including those affecting recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits, and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job.
The College’s students, employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation or any type of retaliation because they have (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercised any other legal right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.
For questions or concerns about these matters, college employees are encouraged to contact the Assistant Director of Human Resources/AA and EEO Officer in Glendening Hall, phone: (240) 895-4309. Students are encouraged to contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Calvert Hall 222, phone: (240) 895-4208; and the Title IX Coordinator, Lucille Clifton House, phone: (240) 895- 4105, regarding concerns about sex-based discrimination.
See the Non-Discrimination Procedures for more information.
Prohibited Sex Discrimination
The College also does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., requires the College not discriminate in such a manner.
Prohibited sex discrimination includes Title IX Sexual Harassment, including sexual harassment. Examples of the types of conduct prohibited include, but are not limited to, the following examples: sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
The requirement not to discriminate extends to admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.
Contact information for the College’s Title IX Coordinator:
Assistant President of Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance and Training
Lucille Clifton House, 47645 College Drive, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
Contact information for the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:
The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107