Discrimination

Northern Michigan University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of ancestry, race, color, ethnicity, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, familial status, handicap/disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law in employment or the provision of services.  NMU provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities.

The university has a discrimination/complaint procedure designed to afford an opportunity for students and employees to exercise or protect the rights guaranteed them under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting discrimination in educational programs where federal financial aid is distributed), Executive Order 11246 of 1965 as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1973 (Sections 503 and 504 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of handicap and requiring reasonable accommodations for handicapped persons).

Reporting Discrimination

The Equal Opportunity officer, Janet Koski, located in the Equal Opportunity Office, is also the designated grievance officer and Title IX coordinator for complaints or concerns regarding the university, its programs, procedures or employees. If you believe that a violation or potential violation of state or federal non-discrimination laws has occurred, is occurring or will occur, please notify the Equal Opportunity Office at 158 Services Building, 906-227-2420, or the Dean of Students Office at 2001 C.B. Hedgcock, 906-227-1700. Mail to either office can be sent to 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.

For more information on university policies, student rights and responsibilities, and the student code, see the NMU Student Handbook.