University of Redlands

Office of Equity & Title IX

University of Redlands is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.

Redlands does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct which is prohibited both by law and by University policy. The University’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation supports the University’s commitments to equality of opportunity and maintaining an academic environment and workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.

The University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), a Federal civil rights law. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Under Title IX, prohibited sex discrimination includes, but is not limited to, sexual misconduct. The University of Redlands takes sexual discrimination seriously and is committed to upholding the rights granted by Title IX and to fully investigating and addressing Title IX violations.

For non-Title IX equity matters, the policy includes the following: (1) definitions of equity harassment, and discrimination; (2) a formal complaint process to report equity concerns via a single office; and (3) detailed procedures for investigating and adjudicating non-Title-IX equity matters.

The expansion of this policy is a direct response to the advocacy of our current students, faculty, staff, and alumni with whom we fully intend to continue to collaborate with in providing more opportunities for equity within our campus communities.

Statement Against Racism

The faculty, administration, and Board of Trustees of the University of Redlands recognize that racism is pervasive in our society and that no segment of our nation is exempt, including the University. We acknowledge that students, alumni, and employees of the University, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color, have experienced and have been hurt by marginalization, silencing, tokenism, erasure, and other damaging practices. We recognize that we have not adequately confronted inequities stemming from race and its intersection with other social identities. We unconditionally reject racism in all forms and embrace the institutional change necessary to dismantle systems that perpetuate injustice and inequity.

Knowing that words are powerful when coupled with action, we will be open, transparent, and accountable in the institution’s anti-racist initiatives. We will listen and learn from each other and work to hear and amplify the voices of those who have been marginalized, and we will use every opportunity to create lasting change in alignment with these objectives.

We commit to bringing together all constituents to create and implement an anti-racism action plan with specific goals and objectives. Our progress will be measured on set dates and all will be able to inspect, review, and question the outcomes. This process of centering the voices of those who are Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color is ongoing, and we intend it to be a new and permanent part of our life together.