Other policy statements
It is the policy of the State University of New York College at Oneonta to fully comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA) of 2002, which amended VEVRAA and Executive Order 11246.
-Sexual Harassment: It is the policy of the State University of New York, College at Oneonta to take affirmative action to provide an environment where employees and students are free from sexual harassment including sexual violence. Sexual harassment is an unlawful offense as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the New York State Executive Law. Sexual harassment is unwelcome and unwanted sexual advances which interfere with an individual’s ability to perform her/his job or educational pursuits. Sexual harassment is illegal and is contrary to the College’s affirmative action and equal opportunity policies.
-Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
-Rehabilitation Act (1973) and Americans with Disabilities Act (1990): the State University at Oneonta will take affirmative action to ensure the recruitment, employment, and retention of qualified persons without regard to their physical or mental disability. The College will treat qualified disabled persons equitably in all employment practices relative to compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, institutionally sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs. Employees and applicants are protected from coercion, intimidation, interference, or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation under the act.
-Student Disability Services
-Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967): the State University at Oneonta will take affirmative action to protect the employment rights of persons 40 years of age and older. The college will treat qualified persons equitably in all employment practices relative to compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, institutionally sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs. The College will follow the mandates of the federal act and the state policies for this protected group.
-Sexual Orientation: The State University College at Oneonta will take affirmative action to protect persons from judgments relating to sexual orientation. It is the policy of this College and the expectation of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York that no discrimination against or harassment of individuals will occur on any of the campuses or in the programs or activities of the University. Consistent with this policy, the College at Oneonta expects that all judgments about and actions toward students and employees will be based on their qualifications, abilities, and performance. Attitudes, practices, and private expression or sexual orientation are unrelated to performance and provide no basis for judgment. The College expects all employees and students to take appropriate action to implement this policy of fair treatment.
-Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
-AIDS/HIV+ (approved May 4, 1994): The State University College at Oneonta will respond to each HIV infection case as required by its particular facts. Persons with AIDS or HIV infection will be assured of classroom attendance, work areas, residential housing, access to public facilities and common areas. The College will not tolerate cases of harassment where students or employees who are either known or suspected of being HIV+ are subjected to emotional and/or physical abuse. Confidential information concerning HIV infection status will not be provided to any person, group, agency, insurer, employer, or institution without the prior written consent of the person. The College health service will observe public health requirements by reporting cases of AIDS to the local public health authorities.
The above policies constitute a small portion of the College’s Affirmative Action Plan. A complete version of the Affirmative Action Plan is compiled and published each calendar year by the Office of Employment Opportunities. Interest parties may review the full policy at the Office of Equity and Inclusion at 133 Netzer Administration Building.
Anyone who believes that there has been a violation of any of these policies has the right, and is encouraged to discuss his/her complaint with the Affirmative Action Officer. The AAO will assist the party in coming to an appropriate resolution.