Non-Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy

In accordance with its Statement on Non-Discrimination, New York Institute of Technology prohibits acts of discrimination and/or discriminatory harassment, against other individuals or groups, including intimidation, threats, and/or acts of violence on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, citizenship or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws or any other legally protected status ("Protected Identity(ies)") with respect to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to members of its academic community.

The protected rights, privileges, programs, and activities include, but are not limited to, employment and working and learning conditions at New York Tech, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, enrollment, access to housing, educational programs, and all co-curricular activities.

This policy applies to all forms of expression, whether in-person, online, in writing, in graphic format, or other.

This policy is not intended to discourage free expression and discussion of thoughts, ideas, and opinions that are an essential part of a higher education experience. New York Tech will consider these principles in its response to complaints of discrimination that involve an individual's statements or speech.

Prohibited discrimination is adverse treatment of a member of the New York Tech community based on the subject's actual or perceived Protected Identity(ies). Prohibited discriminatory harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on the subject's actual or perceived Protected Identity(ies) that from the viewpoint of a reasonable person under all relevant circumstances would create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment which limits or denies access to New York Tech's educational and working experience or programs or undermines the fundamental values of the New York Tech community. Acts may be found to be in violation of this policy because they create a hostile environment for the individual(s) subject to the acts, or to witnesses or the community as a whole.

It is also a violation of this policy to engage in hate crimes which are criminal acts involving violence, intimidation, and destruction of property based upon bias and prejudice committed against a person(s) based in whole or substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding that person's Protected Identity(ies).

This policy applies uniformly to all members of New York Tech's community, including students, staff and faculty, on or off-campus. Employees of New York Tech are also subject to the Non-Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy found in the Employee Handbook. In the event of conflicts, the Employee Handbook will prevail in situations involving employees.

Conduct may violate both this policy and New York Tech's Gender-Based Misconduct Policy. In the event of conflicts, the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy shall prevail.

Persons who believe they have been subject to discrimination and/or bias are encouraged to promptly report concerns or matters that could be in violation of this policy through the Sexual Misconduct/Harassment Form. If you would prefer to submit an anonymous report in confidence, please report the incident(s) through EthicsPoint; however, reporting anonymously may impact the institution's ability to respond. Persons found in violation of this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including the termination of employment and suspension or expulsion of students.