Non-discrimination Statement for Printed Materials

The Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requires that the University include the non-discrimination statement on printed materials.

OCR provides that

"In accordance with the Title IX and Section 504 regulations, notification may include posting information notices, publishing in local newspapers, publishing in newspapers and magazines operated by the school or its students, publishing in alumnae or alumni newspapers or magazines, or distributing memoranda or other written communications to students and employees. In addition, recipients are required to include a statement of nondiscriminatory policy in any bulletins, announcements, publications, catalogs, application forms, or other recruitment materials that are made available to participants, students, applicants, or employees." -US Department of Education


This page contains language for use on printed materials that require the non-discrimination statement. These materials include, but are not limited to, all informational brochures, pamphlets, and booklets distributed by The University of Scranton on and off campus. If you are creating a printed document for distribution, please check with the Office of Equity and Diversity for compliance requirements.

Language to be Included:

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.  Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination and sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policies may be directed to Elizabeth M. Garcia, Title IX Coordinator and Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity 570-941-6645.


U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Washington, DC 20202-1100