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Ventana del Soul's Discrimination Policy

1. Policy Statement

1.1. It is the policy of Ventana del Soul to provide equality of opportunity in education and employment for all students and employees. Accordingly, Ventana del Soul does not practice or condone unlawful discrimination in any form against students, employees or applicants on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Nor does Ventana del Soul allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation1, with respect to internal matters that do not contravene federal or state law and that do not interfere with Ventana del Soul's relationships with outside organizations, including the federal government, the military, and private employers.

1.2. Discrimination based upon race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation is in violation of federal and state law and Ventana del Soul policy, and will not be tolerated.

1.3. Retaliation against any person complaining of discrimination is in violation of federal and state law and Ventana del Soul policy, and will not be tolerated.

1.4. Ventana del Soul will respond promptly to all complaints of discrimination and retaliation. Violation of this policy can result in serious disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students or discharge for employees.

1.5. Disciplinary action for violations of this policy will be the responsibility of the dean or director, supervisor, or Office of Student Conduct as may be appropriate in accordance with applicable procedures.

1.6. Ventana del Soul hereby affirms its desire to maintain a work environment for all employees and an academic environment for all faculty and students that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and free from discrimination which is otherwise prohibited by Ventana del Soul policy or regulation. Unlawful discrimination is completely incompatible with the values and goals of Ventana del Soul and will not be tolerated. Ventana del Soul strives to maintain an environment that supports and rewards individuals on the basis of such relevant factors as ability, merit and performance.

2. Definitions

2.1. Discrimination is unequal and unlawful treatment based upon race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

2.2. Retaliation is conduct causing any interference, coercion, restraint or reprisal against a person complaining of discrimination or participating in the resolution of a complaint of discrimination.

2.3. Harassment is a form of discrimination.

3. Resolution Procedure

This matter deserves our careful attention and our shared commitment to ensuring Ventana del Soul remains free from discrimination and harassment in all aspects of its activities and operations. Any individual with a concern, grievance or complaint of discrimination or retaliation in employment or eductional programs and activities is encouraged to contact Ventana del Soul's Board of Directors: 512-707-7447 ext 201

 

 

 


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