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Non-Discrimination & Title IX Statement

Non-Discrimination Statement

Discrimination or harassment based on race, ethnicity, sex, age, or disability or any other category protected by state, federal or local law is prohibited in admission, hiring, and promotion practices at RGS.

Title IX/Clery Statement

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
20 U.S.C. § 1681

RGS is committed to a safe, ethical, values-centered campus culture that promotes respect for persons’ bodily integrity and the sacredness of human sexuality. In this way, our faculty and staff help our students to develop their minds and their characters. As a Muslim institution, RGS affirms the doctrine of the dignity of each person. As found in the notion of the “inherent dignity” (al karamah al muta’asilah, Qur’an 17:70 and 95:4) which is gifted by God to all humankind, never to be lost or taken away from a human regardless of his/her actions, religion, orientation, or status. In the tradition of all the prophets, we seek to help all community members recognize the paramount importance of treating each human being in a dignified and honorable way and of building a community. For this reason, mistreating or unfairly treating any human being is out of keeping with the Islamic concept of universal human dignity. Discrimination based on any aspect of a person’s sex, commonly known as sex discrimination is a failure to honor the inherent dignity of every person. Thus, the term “sex discrimination” as used in this policy refers to every kind of discrimination based on sex including sexual harassment and gender-based harassment. It also includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and any other conduct based on sex that creates a hostile campus environment.
You can go to the reporting form by clicking the button below.

Title IX Coordinator

Dean of Students, Colleen Keyes, Ph.D., [email protected]
2200 Industrial Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017

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