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Non-discrimination Policy


Roosevelt University has been committed from its inception to a policy on non-discrimination. No person shall be discriminated against regarding employment because of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sexual orientation, source of income, unfavorable discharge from military service, veteran status, or as a result of being the victim of domestic or sexual violence in its programs and activities.

This policy shall extend to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment. This policy includes the commitment to maintaining a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment.


Roosevelt University’s founding out of a dispute over equal access to education provides a logical foundation for this policy. The University has had a vision of social justice over the course of its history that is supported by an employment policy that promotes inclusion and diversity. This policy supports the Roosevelt University mission to “. . . be a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities.”


If a student believes that he or she has been discriminated against in violation of University policy or state or federal law, including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the student shall file a complaint in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Roosevelt University Student Handbook. The Handbook is available in the Office of Student Services, Auditorium Room 124 or Schaumburg Room 125, or online here.