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Worcester State University maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital or parental status, or veteran status. Our Office is responsible for promoting and maintaining that policy. A primary purpose of the Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan, is to inform the campus of:
Through the Plan, the University seeks to responsibly recognize and, when possible, resolve the effects of past societal discrimination and the impact that discrimination has had. To those ends, we commit to an ongoing examination of all policies and procedures to ensure that they do not operate to the detriment of any person on any discriminatory basis. Finally, we commit to a proactive affirmative action posture with respect to the recruitment, selection and promotion of students and employees.
Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan
The University’s Equal Opportunity Officer (“EO Officer”) oversees its compliance with the Plan, as well as the state and federal non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws. Anyone with questions, concerns, or complaints regarding discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or retaliation may contact the EO Officer:
Maria Isabel GariepyExecutive Director of Affirmative Action & Equal OpportunityChief Diversity & Equity Officermgariepy1@worcester.edu508-929-8784
Anyone with questions or concerns about any form of sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, stalking, and/or retaliation may also contact the Title IX Coordinator.