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Anti-Discrimination



Belmont University is committed to providing an environment in which all persons are safe from discrimination and intimidation based on their race, sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation. Discriminatory harassment can include, but is not limited to, physical conduct or verbal innuendo that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of his/her, race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, or that of his/her relatives, friends or associates and that: (i) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment; (ii) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic or job performance; or (iii) otherwise adversely affects an individual's educational or employment opportunities. Discriminatory harassment conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • epithets, slurs, stereotyping or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts, that relate to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation; and
  • written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation and that is placed on walls, bulletin boards, or elsewhere on campus or circulated on campus.

Belmont University's statements regarding discriminatory harassment are in compliance with federal and state regulations (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975).

The university has appointed the director of the Office of Human Resources to serve as coordinator of compliance with Title IX issues and questions for staff and faculty.  The Associate Dean of Students serves as coordinator of compliance for Title VI and Title IX issues and questions for students.

Inquiries or complaints should be directed to:

Sally McKay, Director of Human Resources
Fidelity Hall, Room 426
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212 
615-460-6456
sally.mckay@belmont.edu


Dr. Becky Spurlock, Associate Dean of Students
Beaman Student Life Center, Suite 200
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
Life Center, Suite 200
615-460-6407
becky.spurlock@belmont.edu


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