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Equal Opportunity JMU Policy 1302
Policy 1302 establishes that JMU does not discriminate and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Conduct by a member of the university community that constitutes discrimination or harassment on the basis of any protected class is a violation of university policy and is sanctionable.

Discrimination & Harassment (other than Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct) JMU Policy 1324
Any member of the university community or visitor who is subjected to discrimination by an employee, affiliate or visitor on the basis of any protected classification may bring a complaint under this policy to address the situation. Any member of the university community or visitor who is subjected to harassment by an employee, affiliate or visitor on the basis of any protected classification other than sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity may bring a complaint under this policy to address the situation.  Complaints concerning harassment or misconduct on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity may be brought under Policy 1340.

Policy 1324 provides procedures for university community members to file internal complaints alleging discrimination or harassment that interferes with the complainant’s workplace or learning environment.  Please click here to learn about options for filing a complaint and procedures.

Procedures for complaints filed against students (except in the student’s capacity as a university employee) can be found in the JMU Student Handbook, Policy J16-100.

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct JMU Policy 1340
Harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity is defined as sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment also includes sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence.  The policy and procedures for complaints of sexual harassment can be found in Policy 1340 and are managed by the Title IX Office.

Student Handbook Policy J16-100 Harassment, Bullying and/or Stalking
Complaints against students are managed by Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices.  Student Handbook Policy J16-100 Harassment, Bullying and/or Stalking outlines the policy and procedures for filing a complaint of harassment against a student. Harassment based on a person’s gender, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation is addressed in Student Policy J34-100 Sexual Misconduct.


Disabilities & Reasonable Accommodations JMU Policy 1331
The university will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to university employment, university educational opportunities, and the university's programs and services.
For information on services available at JMU, visit the Office of Disability Services or the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Information Technology Accessibility JMU Policy 1211

This policy promotes equal access opportunity to information technology by the application of accessibility standards, guidelines, training, tools and methods consistent with higher education.  For more information please go to Accessible Media and Techology.

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