Carthage College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College’s policy as well as federal and state laws and regulations prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Employee inquiries concerning the application of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may be referred to the Department of Human Resources, located in Lentz Hall, or contacted by phone, 262-551-5774.

Student inquiries concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may be referred to the Dean of Students Office, located in the Todd Wehr Center, or contacted by phone 262-551-5800.

If you think that you have been subjected to sexual harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct, please contact Abigail Hanna, Title IX Coordinator, Lentz Hall 403, 262-551-6450,; or the Office for Civil Rights, 500 W. Madison, Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, 312-730-1560.