The following policies are under the jurisdiction of OIDI:
Policy on Equal Opportunity
Northeastern University is committed to providing equal opportunity to its students and employees, and to eliminating discrimination when it occurs. As such, the University’s Policy on Equal Opportunity strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, genetic information, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status. All forms of discrimination or harassment within the University community are unacceptable and will be sanctioned appropriately.
This Policy applies to all members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and volunteers when acting on behalf of the University, whether on or off campus, as well as to contractors, parents, and visitors when they are on University property
Policy on Non-Fraternization
Northeastern University strives to provide an environment for students, faculty and staff that is respectful, fair and free of unlawful harassment or discrimination. In keeping with its commitment to provide equal opportunity to students, faculty and staff, and in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, favoritism, exploitation, harassment or breaches of professional standards, the University’s Policy on Non-Fraternization prohibits romantic or sexual relationships where there is supervision, direction or control between the parties.
Policy on Sexual Harassment
The Policy on Sexual Harassment strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment. Every member of the Northeastern community, including students, faculty, staff, contractors, alumni, parents, and visitors may have rights and/or duties under this policy.
Policy on Workplace Violence
Northeastern University is committed to promoting a safe workplace for all faculty, staff, students and visitors. The Policy on Workplace Violence aims to create a workplace free from violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation and other disruptive behavior. The University expressly prohibits violence, threats of violence, hostile behavior, harassment, intimidation, on or off campus, or damage to university property. Violence or threatening behavior can include physical acts of violence, gestures, intimidating presence, oral, written or electronic statements, sexual assaults and weapons possession whether on or off campus. The university will take appropriate action in response to reports of such incidents, which may include, but is not limited to, disciplinary action up to and including termination and/or criminal prosecution.