UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT
Eastern Michigan University shall not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veterans status, Vietnam-era veterans status, non-relevant mental or physical disability or any other protected status as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal statutes. Further, the University shall not discriminate against any person because of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
The University shall work for the elimination of improper discrimination and harassment in the areas listed above in regards to (1) employees and students, (2) in organizations recognized by the University, and (3) from non-university sources where students and employees of the University are involved.
The sexual orientation, gender identity and expression provisions of this policy shall not prohibit the University from maintaining relationships with agencies of the federal government and shall not be applied to conflict with any provisions of the Michigan Constitution. Further, except where approved by separate action of the Board of Regents the provisions of this policy shall not apply to employment benefits, family housing, financial aid packages and student residency status.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
The President of Eastern Michigan University is responsible for the overall implementation of this policy. The Director of Diversity and Affirmative Action is primarily responsible for the day to day implementation and enforcement of the policy.
SCOPE OF POLICY COVERAGE
The policy covers all operations and activities of the University.
Authority for Creation or Revision:
Minutes of the Board of Regents: October 3, 1966, para. .436M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents: January 23, 1996, para. .5067M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents: June 17, 2003, para. 6132M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents: March 20, 2007, para .6695M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents: September 22, 2009.