As a recipient of financial assistance from the federal government, the University is subject to the requirements of several federal laws. These include, but are not limited to, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age. To ensure its compliance with these and other federal and state laws, the University has established a notice of nondiscrimination. This notice states in part:
Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders and in conformance with the procedures and limitations as set forth in Purdue’s Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action policy which provides specific contractual rights and remedies. Additionally, the University promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Anyone who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination on any of the bases listed above should contact the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Anyone with concerns about alleged sex discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, sexual exploitation or stalking, is specifically directed to contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Linda Knox, the Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. She can be reached via email at Linda.Knox@purduecal.edu or by telephone at 219-989-3169.
Persons with concerns about disability or age discrimination are specifically directed to contact the University’s Section 504/ADA and Age Act Coordinator, Dave Blom, the Associate Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. He can be reached via email at David.Blom@purduecal.edu or by telephone at 219-989-2163.
The full text of the Nondiscrimination Policy Statement can be found on the Purdue University website.