Discrimination Procedures

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Discrimination includes, but is not limited to, conduct directed against any protected class of person or group of persons that has the purpose of or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating or hostile environment for that person or group of persons.

The Office of Equity and Compliance is committed to the value and importance of nurturing diversity among faculty, staff and students; providing an opportunity to learn in an environment free of intolerance and bigotry; and embracing and harnessing the differences and abilities among all of the community members on the SIU Carbondale campus.  The acceptance of others and the ability to work and study together regardless of differences promotes the value of diversity and benefits every individual within the community.

The Office Equity and Compliance processes complaints of violations of Title IX and Title VII and conducts investigations.  This includes, but is not limited to, complaints of the following types of discrimination:

  • race
  • color
  • national origin
  • ancestry
  • religion
  • sex
  • sexual orientation including gender identity
  • marital status
  • age
  • physical or mental disability
  • military status
  • unfavorable discharge from military service
  • veteran's status

as well as gender-based violence, including sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, sexual harassment, and retaliation. 

To file a complaint of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and/or Retaliation, contact the Office of Equity and Compliance at 618/453-4807 or equity@siu.edu to schedule an appointment.