Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Handbook

3.1.2 Discrimination Discrimination and Harassment

Michigan Technological University is a diverse community of and for scholars. This community requires an environment of trust and openness where productive work, teaching, and learning can thrive. The University recognizes the necessity of protecting First Amendment rights and encouraging free speech, but also recognizes that certain conduct can threaten the mutual respect that is the foundation of scholarly communities. This policy is intended to secure the freedom of expression guaranteed by the United States Constitution while maintaining the trust and mutual respect that are vital to a diverse university community.

This policy does not abrogate other policies, rights and regulations set forth by Michigan Technological University. Further, federal and state laws will be enforced notwithstanding any provision of this policy.

The civil rights statutes prohibit various forms of discrimination including on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, height, weight, or veteran status.

At Michigan Technological University there is no place for discrimination and/or discriminatory harassment prohibited by Title VII, 42 U.S.C § 1981, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title VI, Title IX, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Michigan Handicappers' Act, the Michigan Ethnic Intimidation Act, the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the United States or Michigan Constitutions or Board of Trustees Policy. These behaviors by any member of the Michigan Technological University community are prohibited and individuals engaging in these behaviors are subject to disciplinary procedures ranging from reprimand to termination or expulsion.

This policy shall be administered in accordance with procedures established by the Vice President for Administration in consultation with the University Senate.


5.1 Prohibition of Discrimination and Harassment

For more information, visit the Institutional Equity website.

4/25/2018 - Institutional Equity department name change.
1/26/2018 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, aligned language to reflect the current version of the BOT Policy 5.1 Prohibition of Discriminiation of Harassment.
12/09/2016 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, added "For more information, visit the Institutional Equity and Inclusion website."
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
06/04/2015 - To reflect current University titles, "Board of Control" is now "Board of Trustees".
01/27/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. No changes made to content.
02/07/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
03/13/2013 - Annual Review: To reflect current Board of Control policy, removed genetic information as a form of discrimination.
06/23/2011 - Annual Renew: Added genetic information as a form of discrimination and to reflect current University titles and practices, MTU is now Michigan Tech and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.