Discrimination and Harassment Overview

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Oberlin College is committed to creating a campus community where students, staff, and faculty can study and work without having to overcome the barriers of discrimination and harassment. 

Students, staff, and faculty are protected by law and college policy against discrimination and harassment based on: 

  • race
  • color
  • sex
  • marital status
  • religion
  • creed
  • national origin
  • disability
  • age
  • military or veteran status
  • sexual orientation
  • family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College
  • gender identity and expression

Discrimination and harassment can be overt or covert, and can directly or indirectly impact a person's ability to work and study. Therefore, the college takes all reports of discrimination seriously, and investigates each complaint thoroughly. Any campus community member who engages in harassing or discriminatory behavior can be subject to the college adjudication processes, including disciplinary action up to and including termination, suspension, and expulsion.