Policy Statement On Pluralism


Southern Connecticut State University recently adopted a policy statement on pluralism which forbids acts of violence or harassment reflecting bias or intolerance based on an individual's race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic or cultural origin. The University has also adopted procedures for investigating complaints of acts of intolerance brought by students or staff.

Southern Connecticut State University endorses the Connecticut State University Policy Regarding Racism and Acts of Intolerance. That policy is:

The Connecticut State University declares:

Institutions within the Connecticut State University have a duty to foster tolerance;

The promotion of racial, religious, and ethnic pluralism within the University is the responsibility of all individuals within the University community:

Every person within the University community should be treated with dignity and assured security and equality;

Individuals may not exercise personal freedom in ways that invade or violate the rights of others;

Acts of violence and harassment reflecting bias or intolerance of race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic or cultural origins are unacceptable;

and

The University shall take appropriate corrective action if such acts of violence or harassment occur.

Anyone who has a complaint alleging an act of violence or harassment based on race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic or cultural origin should contact the Office for Diversity and Equity Programs at Buley Library, Room 207, (203) 392-5491.