The Office of Equity and Civil Rights (OECR) is committed to promoting, supporting and providing resources to sustain a living, learning and working environment of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion and respect where all members of the University community are valued.
OECR is responsible for ensuring that the University complies with its own policies and procedures, and with federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.
Arcadia University is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment for students, faculty, professional staff and guests. This commitment includes ensuring that the University complies with its own policies and with federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment based upon ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or military veteral status, age, medical or genetic information, pregnancy, disability, and any other characteristic prohibited by law. Arcadia’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy provide timely, fair, thorough, private, and dignified processes for handling and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, and misconduct, including sexual assault.
Reporting Discrimination, Harassment, and Bias Incidents
Arcadia University welcomes people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives from around the world, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. Arcadia’s Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy provides a prompt, thorough, confidential, and respectful process for handling and investigating complaints of discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of:
Gender identity or expression
Military or military veteral status
Medical or genetic information
Or any other characteristic prohibited by law
If you wish to make a report of discrimination or harassment on the basis of one of these protected categories, or any other bias incident, please contact OECR.
Arcadia University prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct as defined by Title IX and by Arcadia University Policies. On this page, there are links to resources that will help you access confidential resources; seek medical attention; and make a report to the University. We welcome visitors to our site to reach out to us for assistance by phone, by email, or by stopping by to see us in person. We aim to make Arcadia University a safe place to learn, live, and work.
If you wish to make a report of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, please contact OECR.