Statement on Equal Opportunity

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, disabled veteran status, veteran of the Vietnam Era status, marital or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of the College’s educational programs and activities including admission policies, scholarship program, athletic and other College-administered programs. It also encompasses the employment of College personnel and contracting by the College for goods and services.

The College is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women and members of minority groups identified in state and federal Affirmative Action laws and executive orders, persons with disabilities (including qualified special disabled veterans), and veterans of the Vietnam Era. Further, the College pledges to provide all members of its community with a work and academic environment free of intimidation, coercion, unfair treatment or discrimination.

The College seeks to create and maintain an environment that is free from inappropriate discrimination including harassment.

The College’s policy of nondiscrimination is consistent with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the relevant Governor’s Executive Orders, and Chapter 151B of the Massachusetts General Laws. If any member of the College community feels that he or she has been discriminated against by a student, s/he should contact the Office of Student Life at 781-292-2326 to discuss possible referral of the matter to the Honor Board.

If any member of the College community feels that they have been discriminated against by an employee, s/he should contact the Director of Human Resources at 781-292-2409 to discuss investigation of the matter.