Huntington University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, gender, marital status, or other characteristics protected by federal, state or local statute or ordinance.
Huntington University affirms its commitment to maintaining a learning, working, and living environment that is fair, respectful, and free from harassment. Harassment may take place in any form, including conduct that is oral, physical, written, or visual. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, objectionable epithets, demeaning depictions or treatment, and threatened or actual abuse or harm based on discrimination toward others’ attributes as stated above.
What do you do if you believe you have been subjected to harassment or discrimination?
- Report incidents directly to Student Life by speaking to your resident director or by calling Dean of Students Office (260-359-4028) and/or by calling Director of Multicultural Affairs Office (260-359-4286). Residence hall staff are trained to take threats or expressions of hostility seriously and to provide peer support for those who have encountered bias-motivated incidents.
- If you feel unsafe call 911 at any time or Campus Police (260-224-1412).
- Preserve any evidence (graffiti, voice-mail message, email message, letter, etc.).
What will Huntington University do in such cases?
The Student Life Staff promises to:
- Meet with you promptly.
- Treat you and your concern with respect and sensitivity.
- Take every case seriously, pursuing disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
- Seek justice, richer understanding, and ultimately the restoration of all involved.
- Conduct a disciplinary hearing within 48 hours of completion of an investigation
- Provide appropriate support for the offended party(s)
Students are expected to be respectful of the individual rights and freedoms of others within the Huntington University community, including faculty, staff, students, and visitors. If a shared sense of understanding does not exist between community members, students are still expected to exhibit an outward sensitivity to the inherent diversity within the HU community. Conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual based upon an individual’s race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religious or denominational difference, or any other basis will not be tolerated.
Examples of consequences for violation of this policy may include one or a combination of the following:
- Participation in a guided reflection process designed to teach alternative behavior
- Temporary removal from campus housing
- Disciplinary probation