Policy Statement

Rust College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, military service, or genetic information in its programs, activities, and employment. Further, the College does not retaliate against a person because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Rust College prohibits harassment because of a person’s race, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, or religion. The College may discriminate based on religion in employment as it deems it is prudent to do so to achieve its mission.

1. Sexual harassment

  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Unwelcome requests for sexual favors
  • Conduct (verbal or physical) of a nature that is intimidating, demeaning, hostile, or offensive
  • Unwelcome and inappropriate touching, patting, or pinching; obscene gestures
  • Threats or insinuations that a person’s employment, graduation or other conditions of employment or academic life may be adversely affected by not submitting to sexual advances.

2. Student Disability

Rust College defines student disability as a handicapped person who has, or who has a record of having, or who is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.

3. Age Discrimination

Rust College defines age discrimination as the denying or limiting individuals in their opportunity to participate in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance because of their age.