Non-Discrimination Policy

The William Paterson University of New Jersey is committed to equal employment opportunity and to maintaining an academic and work environment for students, faculty and staff which is conducive to the achievement of educational and career goals on the basis of ability and performance, and which is free from prohibited discrimination or harassment. Under this policy, forms of discrimination or harassment based upon the following protected categories are prohibited and will not be tolerated: race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, sex/gender (including pregnancy), affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability, except where a particular qualification is specifically permitted and is essential to successful job performance.

Since discriminatory behavior seriously undermines the atmosphere of trust essential to the academic and work environment, anyone who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, including termination.

Complaints of discrimination against an employee may be investigated by Office of Employment Equity & Diversity. Students and employees may file complaints against another employee for alleged violations of the NJ State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workforce and Educational Environment »

NJ State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace »

Complaints of discrimination against a student may be addressed by the Office of Student Conduct.
Student Complaint Form »