Part 7 Subpart 7-3 Policy on Non-Discrimination

Sec. 7-301. Policy on Non-Discrimination.

Ferris State University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. It is the policy of the University to prohibit unlawful discrimination in connection with any aspect of educational programs or opportunities, services to the public, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or military status, height, weight, protected disability, or any other characteristic prohibited by applicable State or federal laws or regulations.

This Policy on Non-Discrimination is designed to express the University's intent and commitment to comply with the requirements of State and federal non-discrimination laws. This Policy and all other policies and procedures of Ferris State University shall be interpreted and applied co-extensively with such laws. This Policy shall not be interpreted as creating any legally enforceable rights, contractual or otherwise, that are greater than those existing under applicable non-discrimination laws. Nothing contained in this Policy shall be construed as prohibiting the University from applying bona fide occupational qualifications.

Prior Board Action: February 20, 2015

Sec. 7-302. Reporting Violations.

Violations of this Subpart shall be reported to the Office of Affirmative Action, Office of Human Resources, appropriate Vice President, Dean or supervisor, or other appropriate University officials.


This Policy on Non-Discrimination supersedes all prior statements regarding its subject matter. It may be modified only by formal action of the Board of Trustees.

Cross Reference:

Sec. 7-201. Equal opportunity in education

Sec. 7-202. Equal opportunity in services to the public

Sec. 7-401. Non-discrimination policy of the University.

Sec. 4-202. Equality of opportunity in contracting.

Sec. 6-102. Equal employment opportunity.

Statutory References:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 USC 12101 et seq.

Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act, MCLA 37.2101 et seq. 42 USC 1981 et seq.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC 701 et seq.

Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC 2000 et seq.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 USC 6101 et seq.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 USC 621 et seq.

U.S. Const., XIV Amend

Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, 38 USC 4212

Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 USC 201 et seq.

Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, MCL 37.1101 et seq.

Public Health Service Act, 42 USC 201 et seq.

Title IX, Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 USC 1681 et seq.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, 38 USC 4301 et seq.

Prior Board Action:

February 22, 1997.

October 19, 2001.

Entire Subpart 7-3 included in October 19, 2001 Codification, Phase I.

Entire Subpart 7-3 included in October 22, 2004 Codification, Phase II.