Nazareth College has in place a comprehensive Student Code of Conduct, which includes a Statement of the Conduct Code, Disciplinary Sanctions, and Conduct Hearing Procedures. Also included is a Harassment Statement and Grievance Procedures for Discrimination, Harassment and Victimization Complaints. Any question or application of the Nazareth College Student Conduct Code shall be referred to the Vice President for Student Development, or his/her designee for final determination.
In addition to the components highlighted below, the full text of the Student Conduct Code is available on the Student Development website under “Student Conduct - College Policies.” Go to https://www.naz.edu/student-development/student-handbook/college-policies.
It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.
It is the policy of Nazareth College, in keeping with efforts to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected, that sexual harassment of students and employees is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment may involve the behavior of a person of either sex against a person of the same or opposite sex, when the behavior falls within the definition that follows.
Sexual harassment of employees and students at Nazareth College is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, written or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
- Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or academic status, or
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment, academic, or other decisions, or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or educational experience or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.
Other Forms of Harassment
Stalking: Stalking is expressly prohibited by New York state law. In addition, it violates College policies. It occurs when a person engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific individual that is likely to cause such individual to have a reasonable fear of harm to his or her physical or emotional health, safety, or property. Under the College’s policies, such conduct may include, but is not limited to, repeatedly engaging in contact or communication (including, but not limited to, face-to-face communication, telephone calls or messages, electronic mail, written letters, unwanted gifts, or threatening or obscene gestures), surveillance, following, trespassing, or vandalism.
Discriminatory Harassment: Harassment or intimidation of another person, limiting another person’s right to equal opportunity, or otherwise denying another person equal treatment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status, is prohibited.
Grievance procedures for discrimination, harassment, and victimization complaints: Comprehensive information on Harassent Policies, including contact information for advisors who provide support in such matters can be found at: https://www.naz.edu/student-development/student-handbook/college-policies/harassment-policies. Faculty, staff, and students who want further information or assistance in discussing or filing a complaint of harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status should contact any of the advisors for concerns of discrimination and victimization.
These advisors will assist in trying to resolve the problem informally and/or explain the steps of the formal grievance procedure. You may also contact the department of human resources for assistance.
The College’s policy regarding sexual misconduct and procedures to adjudicate complaints of sexual misconduct can be found at naz.edu/student-conduct. Copies can be obtained at the following locations: office of vice president for student development or the office of associate vice president for human resources.