Mercyhurst University values diversity and is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all. For that reason, Mercyhurst abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. Mercyhurst does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, citizenship status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, familial status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic or because of any individual’s legally protected activities.
Mercyhurst complies with federal, state and local legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. This policy applies to faculty, administration and staff, applicants for employment, students and applicants for educational programs and activities. Mercyhurst University prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and to serve as the overall campus coordinator for purposes of Title IX compliance: Alice Agnew, Title IX Coordinator, 300 Old Main, 814-824-2362. The following individuals have been designated as deputy Title IX coordinators: for Athletics, Stacey Gaudette, Assistant Athletic Director, Baldwin Lower Level, 814-824-2079; for Student Life, Laura Zirkle, Vice President for Student Life, Egan 314, 814-824-2262; for Employees, Tina Fryling, Preston 122, 814-824-2352; and for any community members of the branch campuses, including the Corry and North East campuses, Jackie Fink, 814-725-6399, Miller 122.
Inquiries concerning the application of anti-discrimination laws may be referred to the Title IX coordinators or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. For further information on notice of nondiscrimination and/or to obtain the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education office that serves your area contact us at: wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm • 1-800-421-3481