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Affirmative Action and Diversity - Equal Opportunity


Subject Area: Workplace Policies
Policy Title: Equal Opportunity
Policy / Procedure No: AAD003
Responsible Office: Affirmative Action and Diversity

PURPOSE: To promote equal opportunity and non-discrimination in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in University programs and activities.

SCOPE: Entire University community.

Northeastern University is committed to providing equal opportunity to its students and employees and to eliminating discrimination when it occurs. Northeastern University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status. Moreover, the University will not ignore any form of discrimination or harassment including sexual harassment of any member of the Northeastern community. Nor will Northeastern condone any form of retaliatory activity against any person who brings a complaint of discrimination or harassment or who cooperates in a complaint investigation. Handbooks containing the University's nondiscrimination policies and its grievance procedures are available in the Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity, Columbus Place, Room 424. Inquiries regarding the University's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to:

Donnie Perkins, Dean of Diversity/Director of Affirmative Action
Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity
716 Columbus Place, 4th Floor/Room 424
Phone: 617-373-2133 Fax: 617-373-4146
TTY: 617-373-5814 E-mail:

Inquiries concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to the following organizations.
The Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, United States

Department of Education, J.W. McCormack Building, Post Office Court House, Room 222; Boston, Massachusetts 02109-4557.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), One Ashburton Place, Boston; Massachusetts 02108-1518. Equal

Opportunity Commission, One Congress Street, 10th Floor, Room 1001; Boston, Massachusetts 02114.

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