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Policy of Nondiscrimination

Holy Names University does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, handicap, age, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University-administered programs.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in education, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability, HNU has a prompt and effective procedures for all members of the University community who believe they have been subject to discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age or disability. HNU reserves the right to investigate and remediate all conduct contrary to the nondiscrimination policy statement, even without receipt of a complaint.

For complaints against students, contact Heather French, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Campus Life, in the SODA Commons - (510) 436-1294.

In cases involving illegal or criminal behavior (e.g., rape or assault, hate crimes), a student  retains the right to contact law enforcement authorities and HNU will make every attempt to inform the student of that right at the time the complaint is received. In all cases, the student retains the right to pursue civil action. No pressure will be put on a student to use this procedure instead of pursuing other means to address such issues.

Further information regarding this policy and procedures concerning discrimination complaints, click here) or contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in Brennan Hall - (510) 436-1113.

University Ombudsperson - Holy Names University’s ombudsperson is a designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to students of the University community. Sister Carol Sellman, Vice President for Mission Effectiveness, serves in this capacity currently (click here for more information).

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