20061116 - Grafton, MA --   A sign for the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine on November 16, 2006. (Melody Ko/Tufts University)

Non-Discrimination Statement

Tufts does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.  Tufts will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination.  More detailed Tufts policies and procedures on this topic may be found in the OEO Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Diversity, Access, and Equal Opportunity

The Tufts University Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) ensures that the university’s commitment and goals toward equal opportunity are integral components of Tufts’ policies.

We further this mission by ensuring that Cummings School maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to anti-discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX, through complaint resolution, programming, and outreach. OEO cooperates with members of the Tufts community to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct, and sets forth University policies and guidelines that pertain to these areas of conflict. We also ensure that the University maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to affirmative action.

OEO is guided by the University’s commitment to a truly integrated, productive, successful, and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.