Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Non‑discrimination

Transylvania University is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, Transylvania University has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of protected class status, and for allegations of retaliation. Transylvania University values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved. 

Transylvania University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of: 

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
    (including ancestry)
  • Citizenship
  • Physical or mental disability
    (including perceived disability)
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity and expression
  • Veteran or military status
    (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran) 
  • Predisposing genetic characteristics
  • or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies. 

For more information, please see the Transylvania University Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination policy.

Internal reports and concerns can be made to: 

Brandi Williams
Title IX/504 Coordinator
Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance
300 North Broadway, Lexington KY

External reports and concerns can be made to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr