Bias, Discrimination, and/or Harassment

Princeton University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and allows every member to thrive. All members of the University are encouraged to report all acts of bias, discrimination and harassment so that the University can take appropriate action to help improve the campus climate.

Bias is a broad category of behaviors including discrimination, harassment, and other actions which demean or intimidate individuals or groups because of personal characteristics or beliefs or their expression. Some forms of bias, including discrimination and harassment, are prohibited under law and/or University policy.  To learn more, visit our FAQ.

Princeton’s Policy on Discrimination and/or Harassment is guided by federal and state law. Discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital or domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation and/or other characteristics protected by law are prohibited by federal and state laws such as Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

Step by step process on how to get help

Step 1: Who do you talk to?

When you feel that you have been subjected to bias, discrimination and/or harassment or have observed such behavior directed at others, you have many options, including consulting with a Confidential Resource or a non-confidential resource, or formally reporting what happened.

Step 2: What options do you have?

There are several options to submit a report or complaint of bias, discrimination and/or harassment to the University.

Step 3: What to expect next

Knowing what happens after filing a report or complaint of bias, discrimination and/or harassment can help inform your decision-making in terms of whether to respond to what happened informally on your own or to make a formal complaint to the University.

Contact

Cheri Burgess

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  • Director for Institutional Equity and Equal Employment Opportunity
Phone: 609-258-8504
Email: clawson@princeton.edu
Office: Office of the Provost, 204B Nassau Hall