Policies and Procedures

Drexel University, with support from the Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture, Human Resources and the Office of the Provost, enforces fair and equal treatment of the entire University community through strict adherence to its policies and procedures.

University Policies

EIC-1: Discrimination, Harassment, and Bias Incident Prevention Policy

EIC-3: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Voluntary Self ID Form

Drexel University is required to report to the federal government summary data about the gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status of its employees and its efforts to achieve equal opportunity through affirmative action for minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans. Learn how to self-identify your ethnicity or race.

Equal Opportunity Laws and Regulations

Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in all federally assisted programs.

This federal law seeks to promote and insure equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin of employees or persons seeking employment with government contractors.

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related illness in employment opportunity, health or disability insurance programs or sick leave plans.

Prohibits gender discrimination in any educational program or activity that receives federal funds.

Pennsylvania law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, handicap or disability, age, sex, national origin, the use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.

Under Pennsylvania law all persons shall have equal opportunities for education regardless of their race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, handicap or disability.

This city ordinance makes it unlawful "[f]or any employer to refuse to hire, discharge, or discriminate against any person because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, handicap or disability, or marital status with respect to tenure, promotions, terms, conditions or privileges of employment or with respect to any matter directly or indirectly related to employment."

Federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. It covers all aspects of employment from advertising open positions through termination or retirement.

The federal law prohibits discriminating against persons 40 years of age or older in all aspects of employment. The law is designed to promote the employment of persons on the basis of ability rather than age to help employers and workers find ways to meet problems arising from the impact of age on employment.

This law prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities that are receiving Federal financial assistance.

The federal law prohibits every employer from paying different salaries to persons of opposite sex for doing a job with equal skills, effort and responsibility.

This federal law provides that no person(student or employee),by reason of disability, shall be excluded from participation in, denied by the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The federal Law authorizes compensatory and punitive damages in and jury trials for victims of intentional employment discrimination.

This federal law requires covered federal government contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment specified categories of veterans protected by the Act and prohibits discrimination against such veterans.

This federal law prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.