Policy Title: Affirmative Action Statement
Reviewed date: 5/30/2013
The University of St. Thomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance in the employment of faculty or staff, the admission or treatment of students, or in the operation of its educational programs and activities. As permitted by applicable statutes and regulations, the university reserves the right to consider gender as one factor in its undergraduate admissions policy in order to effect a desired balance in the proportionate representation of sexes in the student body.
Policy Title: Equal Opportunity Statement and Notice of Nondiscrimination
Reviewed date: February 2016
The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The university’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to all aspects of its operations, including but not limited to, employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and all other educational programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding St. Thomas’ nondiscrimination policy:
Interim Title IX Coordinator (for inquiries related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence):
Nora Fitzpatrick, Associate Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, AQU 110, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, (651) 962-6884, email@example.com
Interim ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (for inquiries related to disability discrimination):
Dr. Wendy Wyatt, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, AQU 106, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, (651) 962-5253, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discrimination Inquiries Generally:
Student contact: Dean of Students, ASC 241, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, (651) 962-6050, email@example.com
Faculty/staff contact:Director of Employee Relations, AQU 217, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, (651) 962-6510, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the Department of Education office that serves your area, or call (800) 421-3481.
The University of St. Thomas (UST) mission and convictions embody UST’s commitment to promote and protect the personal dignity and well-being of every member of the UST community. Sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct are antithetical to the commitment. Moreover, they constitute unlawful sex discrimination. All forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited by UST.
The UST mission and convictions also embody UST’s strong commitment to academic freedom, rigorous thinking and the free and full pursuit of knowledge and truth by every member of the UST community. The prohibition on sexual misconduct is critical to and consistent with these commitments. UST cannot achieve its educational objectives in an environment in which sexual harassment or other forms of sexual misconduct are tolerated.
To view the university’s adopted policy and procedures on sexual misconduct, please visit our Title IX website.
Information Collection and Use: The university will not sell or license the information on this web site to others. The university may occasionally share information with affiliates and/or colleagues, but only in support of the purpose for which it has been collected (i.e., conference registration information recorded from an online form may be shared with other sponsoring colleges/universities for the purposes of coordinating conference events, etc.).
- Log Files: The university Web site uses IP addresses to administer the site, track user movement and gather demographic information for aggregate use. The University of St. Thomas does not use IP addresses to link to personally identifiable information.
- Links: The university Web sites contain links to other sites. The University of St. Thomas is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites.
- Security: The university takes reasonable precautions to protect Web site users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, the university strives to protect that information. That information is protected with encryption software (such SSL). The university also makes an effort to protect user information off-line. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secured environment.
- Sharing: The university uses both banks and credit card processing companies to bill users for goods and services. Based upon representations made by these companies, and to the best of the university’s knowledge, these companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
- The university may occasionally partner with another party to provide specific services (e.g., an application service provider, or ASP). At the point of signing on for these services, the university will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. The university informs these parties that they are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Effective date: August 31, 2001
Applies to: University community
Issued by: Computing & Communication Services