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Non-Discrimination Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy

Chief Diversity Officer
Date enacted or revised: 
Revised September 23, 2009

Non-Discrimination Statement

McNeese State University does not discriminate with regard to ethnicity, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran status, age, or sex in admission to or employment or participation in its education programs, services, and activities. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations or equal opportunity may be referred to the Chief Diversity Officer: Office of Equal Opportunity, Box 93248, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609. Telephone: VOICE (337) 475-5428; FAX (337) 475-5960; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired (337) 562-4227; or ;

Diversity Awareness Policy

The University has adopted The Diversity Awareness Policy to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of discrimination complaints. The Policy describes the grievance procedure for individuals who may have experienced discrimination. The Policy further defines racial discrimination, sexual harassment/discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination, and discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The grievance procedures for individuals with disabilities confirms the University's commitment to providing accessibility to its programs, services, and activities for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified and entitled to an accommodation.

Concern, Grievance, or Complaint

Individuals who believe they may have experienced discrimination, but are uncertain as to whether a complaint is justified or whether they wish to initiate a formal written complaint may discuss their concerns confidentially and informally with the Chief Diverstiy Office in the Office of Equal Opportunity.