East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal opportunity for its students, employees and applicants. The university is committed to providing equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status. Each member of the university community has a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault.
In accordance with federal and state laws, the university will not tolerate discrimination. This policy is placed in this document in accordance with state and federal laws including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 as well as all applicable federal and state executive orders.
If you or someone you know here at ESU is or has been a target of harassment or discriminatory conduct, please reach out to the following resources:
- Employee Relations and Workforce Diversity: Housed as part of Human Resources, the Employee Relations and Workforce Diversity office has primary responsibility for addressing complaints of harassment and discrimination that involve employees or that occurs in the context of one's employment (including student workers). This site also houses forms that can be filed to move forward with any complaint based upon race/color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, age, veteran status, or religion.
- Title IX: This office has the responsibility for addressing harassment, discrimination, and any form of violence or assault based upon sex or gender. You can visit this site to get information about filing a complaint and what rights you have as a member of the ESU community.
- OASIS: If you are a student and you need to request accommodations as part of your living or academic needs, visit OASIS in the Science and Technology Center, Room 341.
- Bias Response Team: The Bias Response Team seeks to restore its campus community that has been affected by acts of bias related to discrimination, bigotry, harassment, or intimidation. BRT takes immediate action to support the affected individuals and/or groups while providing an educational response that informs the community of the harmful damage caused by bias acts. BRT hopes that by providing outreach and educational programs the number of bias incidents will ultimately decrease on campus.