Appendix Q

Non-Discrimination Statement

California State University, Los Angeles, affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals  This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur in any program or activity of the University on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, ancestry, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental ability, medical condition, pregnancy, age (over 40), marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disabled veteran's status, Vietnam Era veteran's status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual.  Further, the University's commitment requires that no retaliation shall occur because an individual filed a complaint of discrimination or some other way opposed discriminatory practices, or participated in an investigation related to such a complaint. This policy is in accord with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, Sections 503 and 504  of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and related administrative regulations and executive orders.  Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX, Sections 503 and 504, and other nondiscrimination laws may be referred to the Office for Equity and Diversity (Telephone:  [323] 343-3040), the campus office assigned the administrative responsibility of reviewing such matters.  Title IX inquiries may also be directed to the Regional Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Region IX, Old Federal Building, 50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Discrimination Complaint

If you feel you have experience discrimination or harassment due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or veteran status in connection with your association with the University, please make your concerns known.  You may file a complaint with the Office for Equity and Diversity, located in Administration 606.

Your concerns will be treated carefully and be investigated promptly, thoroughly, and objectively.  If corrective action is appropriate, it will be taken.  No action will be taken against you for filing your complaint, so long as you believe the complaint to be valid.