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Office of Inclusive Excellence

Harassment and Discrimination

Wright State University firmly rejects and prohibits harassment and 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.

This policy applies to all aspects of Wright State’s operations and programs. It applies to all university students and employees, including faculty, administrators, all staff, (including classified, unclassified and bargaining unit) and student employees. It also applies to all vendors, contractors, subcontractors, and others who do business with the university. It applies to all visitors or guests on campus to the extent that there is an allegation of harassment or discrimination made against them or made by them against university students or employees or to the extent that there is an allegation that a visitor or guest attending an event sponsored by the university on university-controlled property, or accessing university websites has been discriminated against by being denied access to facilities related to participating in university programs or activities.

  1. Wright State University property includes Dayton campus, Lake Campus, and any other location where employees or students engage in university business or participate in any university sanctioned activity. This policy also applies to harassment or discrimination that occurs outside the educational program or workplace if the conduct negatively affects a person’s educational or work environment and the harassment or discrimination is the result of interactions with a person covered under this policy.
  2. Nothing in this policy shall be construed to abridge academic freedom and inquiry, principles of free speech, the Collective Bargaining Agreements between Wright State University and the AAUP-WSU, Teamsters Local No. 957, or Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council, the right to redress to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission or the Office for Civil Rights, or the university's educational mission.


  1. Title IX Coordinator
    1. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
    2. Wright State University’s Title IX Coordinator is Shannon Norton.

      For complaints against staff and other members of the Wright State employment community contact: 

      Shannon Norton
      Title IX Coordinator/Equity Investigator
      Wright State University
      354 University Hall
      3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
      Dayton, OH 45435
      Phone: 937-775-3207
      Email: shannon.norton@wright.edu

    3. Additional information regarding Title IX, including the procedure for filing a complaint, is available in Policy 1270 Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.
    4. The roles and contact information for Wright State University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinators are listed in Policy 8065.13.
  2. ADA / Title II / Section 504 Coordinator
    1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a disability by state and local governments and by recipients of federal financial assistance.
    2. Wright State University’s ADA/Title II/Section 504 Coordinator is Tom Webb, Director of the Office of Disability Services. He can be reached using the information below.

      Tom Webb, Director
      504/Title II ADA Coordinator
      Office of Disability Services
      Wright State University
      180 University Hall
      3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
      Dayton, OH 45435
      Phone: 937-775-5680
      Fax: 937-775-5699
      Email: ada@wright.edu
    3. Information for employees and applicants regarding reasonable accommodation requests is available in the Office of Disability Services.