Nondiscrimination Policy

 The current nationwide emphasis on nondiscrimination, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action is entirely in keeping with Heidelberg’s belief in the dignity of each individual.  Throughout its history, Heidelberg University has been a nondiscriminatory institution.

The President appoints an Affirmative Action Council representing the various groups of which the university is comprised.

The Council, which is advisory to the President, developed the Heidelberg University Affirmative Action Plan and carried out the self-evaluations required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  It continually reviews University policies and practices and recommends procedures, which will fulfill the University’s commitment to nondiscrimination, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action. 

The Heidelberg Affirmative Action Grievance Procedure was set up in 1975 to consider grievances concerning any type of alleged discrimination. The University is subject to federal affirmative action regulations, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  This grievance procedure is published here in compliance with those regulations.

Any student or employee who at any time has questions about discrimination or wishes to discuss a complaint should see the appropriate contact person listed below.  Every attempt will be made to resolve the problem at the personal level.  If that is impossible, the appropriate grievance procedure will be employed.

For Students

Contact Person:  Dean of Student Affairs

Grievance Procedure:  Judicial Body

For Faculty

Contact Person:  Provost

Grievance Procedure:  Faculty Grievance Procedure, Faculty Manual

For Non-teaching Employees

Contact Person:  Director of Human Resources

Grievance Procedure:  Heidelberg Staff Handbook