Other Non-Discrimination Regulations

Non-Discrimination Laws, Executive Orders and University Policies

Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its educational programs or activities, which includes employment.

Miami University requires all University employees who become aware of alleged discrimination or harassment to report it in order to promote a University environment free from discrimination and harassment and to promote equal employment opportunity. Miami University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on the aforementioned Protected Classes in accordance with the applicable laws, executive orders and University policies (see below). 

Applicable Laws, Executive Orders and University Policies

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The section of the landmark Civil Rights Act that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The section of the landmark Civil Rights Act that protects employees against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.

Executive Order 11246 (1965), As Amended

Executive Order 11246 requires affirmative action and prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Contractors also are prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees because they inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or that of others, subject to certain limitations.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

Federal law that prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

A section of federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance.

Section 503: Requires affirmative action and prohibits employment discrimination by Federal government contractors and subcontractors with contracts of more than $10,000.

Section 504: States that "no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under" any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance.

Section 508: Requires Federal electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.

Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974

Federal law that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals. Protected veterans include disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

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

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Federal law that Amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to also prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Federal law that protects individuals with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, and communications.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.

Ohio Revised Code Section 4112

State law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry with regard to employment, public accommodation, and housing.

Ohio Executive Order 2019-05D

State executive order that prohibits discrimination among state employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status, disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent or foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Policy Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination

This policy governs the process for reporting, investigating and resolving reports of harassment and discrimination based on protected class.

Sexual Misconduct Protocol for Employees and Other Non-Students

Miami University policy that prohibits sexual misconduct, including Title IX violations and other non-Title IX sexual misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual exploitation) by employees and other non-students. It provides information about reporting violations, available support and resources and governs the process for reporting, investigating and resolving reports.

Interim Sexual Misconduct Protocol for Students

Miami University policy that prohibits student sexual misconduct, including Title IX violations and other non-Title IX sexual misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual exploitation). It provides information about reporting violations, available support and resources and governs the process for reporting, investigating and resolving reports. (Please note that the Division of Student Life processes sexual misconduct complaints involving students.)

University Statement of Non-Discrimination

This policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. The policy also identifies and provides contact information for the Title IX, ADA and Section 504 Coordinators for the University.

Annual Affirmative Action Plan

As a state institution, Miami University is also a federal government supply and service contractor subject to the affirmative action requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Section 4212, as amended. Please visit Equal Opportunity for more detailed information about the Annual Affirmative Action Plan.

Staff Responsibilities

Ms. Kenya Ash serves as the Director and the official with overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 (1965), Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Ohio Revised Code Section 4112, and Ohio Executive Order 2019-05D.

Mr. Collin Baer serves as the Associate Director in charge of investigating complaints arising from Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 (1965), Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Ohio Revised Code Section 4112, and Ohio Executive Order 2019-05D.

Ms. Denise Ison and Mr. Mike Savnik serve as Associate Directors in charge of compliance with Executive Order 11246 (1965), Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Responsible for reviewing, reporting on, and updating Miami University's Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) on an annual basis. Providing direction to Miami University's divisions/department and possible need for remedial action to ensure compliance.

Ms. Betsy Kreger serves as the Administrative Assistant who, in addition to other administrative duties, manages the online harassment and discrimination prevention training and the case management system (electronic and hard copy).