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University Policy

University Policy is the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual of Wright State University and contains the current version of all official university policies and procedures.

University Diversity Statement

Wright State University celebrates diversity. Our daily life is made rich by the diversity of individuals, groups, and cultures. The interplay of the diverse stimulates creativity and achievement in all facets of our existence. Respect, tolerance, and goodwill are the keystones to enjoying the diversity of our world. We are all linked to each other in a world created for all of us to share and enjoy. Each member of humanity has a potential contribution to make to the whole. It is our duty to encourage and promote that contribution. 

Wright State University is committed to achieving an intellectual, cultural, and social environment on campus in which all are free to make their contribution. We will achieve an environment in which every student may think, and learn, and grow without prejudice, without intimidation, and without discrimination. We will achieve an environment in which personal dignity and respect for the individual are recognized by all.

Wright State University promotes the acceptance and appreciation of every individual regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, ability or disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, or national origin. We encourage appropriate activities and events that foster learning about the diversity of our world.

Wright State University will be a model for our geographic region, exemplifying that a human community can exist that celebrates diversity, enjoys the richness that diversity brings to our lives, and grows stronger with every new member. 

Adopted by the Wright State University Board of Trustees, March 28, 1991

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Wright State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information in employment, admission, treatment, or access to its programs or activities.

Wright State University adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity /affirmative action statutes and regulations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Wright State University values its employees and is committed their success. Part of this commitment is ensuring equal opportunity in employment. Wright State’s equal opportunity in employment policy extends to all employees and applicants for employment. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including the application and recruitment process, initial hiring, position or work assignment, training, promotion, disciplinary action, and termination.

Wright State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information in employment, admission, treatment, or access to its programs or activities.

Individuals with questions or concerns regarding this policy or those who wish to file a complaint related to this policy may contact the Wright State University Office of Equity and Inclusion at oei@wright.edu or (937) 775-3207. Under this policy and federal regulations, individuals who participate in this complaint process with the Office of Equity and Inclusion are protected from retaliation resulting from their participation in this process.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

An employee or applicant who wishes to request a reasonable accommodation per the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, should contact the Wright State University Office of Equity and Inclusion at oei-ada@wright.edu or (937) 775-3207.

Supervisors who are informed of a request for a reasonable accommodation by an employee should direct that employee to the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will provide the supervisor with any necessary information. The supervisor should not request any information regarding the disability or requested accommodation from the employee. 

Individuals involved in searches who are informed of a request for a reasonable accommodation by an applicant should direct that applicant to the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will provide the department head and/or search committee chair with any necessary information. Individuals involved in the search should not request any information regarding the disability or requested accommodation from the applicant. 

Any questions or concerns regarding the reasonable accommodation process should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion at oei-ada@wright.edu or (937) 775-3207.

Additional Information:

Matthew L. Boaz, Chief Diversity Officer, is Wright State University’s Section 504/Title II Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator. Contact information is provided below.

Matthew L. Boaz
Chief Diversity Officer
Section 504/Title II Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator
Wright State University
436 Millett Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435

(937) 775-3207
Fax: (937) 775-3027
oei@wright.edu
Office Location: 436 Millett Hall, Wright State University Dayton Campus (3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bullying Prevention Policy

Wright State University is committed to providing a community where students, faculty, staff and guests are safe from bullying behaviors. The University will not tolerate behaviors that would cause a reasonable person substantial emotional distress and undermine his or her ability to work, study, or participate in regular life activities or participate in the activities of the University.

This policy establishes the University’s standards for prevention of bullying and prescribes standard measures and procedures for responding to behaviors or complaints of bullying. Through a combination of emphasis, accountability, training, and systematic response, the University intends to deter bullying acts and behavior and to provide timely response when incidents of bullying occur.

Anti-Harassment Policy and Discrimination Complaints

No member of the university community may discriminate against or harass another on the basis of his or her race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The university’s policy is consistent with state and federal regulations. No person will be subjected to discharge, suspension, discipline, harassment, or any form of discrimination for having used or having assisted others in using the Affirmative Action complaint procedure. Visit University Policy 8000 to view the full policy. This procedure is designed to assist and guide you in dealing with complaints of alleged discrimination.