Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Policy Statement Please note that this policy may change at a later date. Questions about these policies may be directed to the Chief Academic Officer & Provost, who serves as the Title IX coordinator, at 1-651-213-4746 or firstname.lastname@example.org; to the Student Success Coordinator who coordinates disability services at 1-651-213-4175 or GraduateSchool@HazeldenBettyFord.edu; or to The Office of Civil Rights at The U.S. Department of Education at www.ed.gov. Employment Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation practices a policy of non-discrimination in recruiting, hiring, and promoting of all its employees, both faculty and staff. It is committed to administering all personnel actions—demotion, transfer, use of facilities, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff, or termination—without regard to race, creed, religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veterans' status, status with regard to public assistance, socioeconomic status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, political belief or affiliation, or any other legally protected category, or physical, mental, or medical disability unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved with the job. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation actively supports an affirmative action program in order to provide equal employment and educational opportunity in all areas: academic, support, and instruction. Educational Programs and Activities It is the policy of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation that no person in the United States shall be discriminated against because race, creed, religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veterans' status, status with regard to public assistance, socioeconomic status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, political belief or affiliation, or any other legally protected category, and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all. The Graduate School is required not to discriminate in this manner under Title IX. This policy is particularly applicable in the admission of students in all colleges and in their academic pursuits. It also is applicable in Foundation-owned housing, in food services, extra-curricular activities, and all other student services. It is a guiding policy in the employment of students either by the Foundation or by non-Foundation employers through and in the employment of faculty and staff. Minnesota State Policy Against Discrimination The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies abides by the Minnesota Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on the following protected classes: race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, age, sexual orientation, and local human rights commission activity. Statement of Institutional Diversity and Pluralism Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation takes pride in its mission to meet the individual and group needs of a diverse and pluralistic society through education, research, and service. The people served by and associated with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation vary widely; all must be valued for the richness their different cultures, heritages, perspectives, and ideas bring to this community. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is, in part, a conduit through which individual perspectives and global interrelationships are enhanced by learning and teaching environment that is aware of and sensitive to the diversity of its constituents. Diversity in Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is constituted by the full participation of persons of different racial and ethnic orientation; of persons with disabilities; and of people from other countries. Policies and procedures of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation oblige its students, faculty, staff, and alumni to foster the awareness and sensitivity necessary for acceptance and understanding of all people in society. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation strongly disapproves and disavows acts of racism, sexism, bigotry, harassment, and violence in any form and actively uses its human and other resources to provide opportunities for its constituents and public to learn and appreciate the values of a diverse and multicultural world.