September 5, 2017

Equal access and equal opportunity policies

Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential.

The University prohibits discrimination or harassment against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

To assist it in fulfilling this commitment, the University has adopted the following policies, procedures and statements:

* Nondiscrimination Policy Statement:
* Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action (III.C.2):
* Anti-Harassment (III.C.1):
* Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment:

Questions regarding these policies and procedures may be directed to the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance.


Title IX is part of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Title IX applies to all participants of such programs, including students, parents and faculty/staff members. The purpose of Title IX is to help foster safe and respectful University environments that better protect students, faculty and staff from incidents of sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, sexual exploitation, relationship violence and stalking.

The following individuals serve as Title IX coordinators for Purdue University:

West Lafayette
Erin Oliver
Office of Institutional Equity

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Christine M. Marcuccilli
Associate Director

Purdue Northwest - Hammond
Linda B. Knox
Office of Equity and Diversity

Purdue Northwest - Westville
Laura Odom
Associate Director
Office of Institutional Equity

Alysa Christmas Rollock
Vice President for Ethics and Compliance

You may contact the Title IX coordinator to (a) make a complaint or to report violations of University policy that you experience, witness or suspect or (b) request interim measures.

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