Part 7 Subpart 7-3 Policy on Non-Discrimination

Sec. 7-301. Policy on Non-Discrimination.

Ferris State University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. It is the policy of the University to prohibit unlawful discrimination in connection with any aspect of educational programs or opportunities, services to the public, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, veteran or military status, height, weight, protected disability, or any other characteristic prohibited by applicable State or federal laws or regulations. In addition, although not mandated by law, it is the policy of Ferris State University to prohibit discrimination in education and employment on the basis of sexual orientation.

This Policy on Non-Discrimination is designed to express the University's intent and commitment to comply with the requirements of State and federal non-discrimination laws. This Policy and all other policies and procedures of Ferris State University shall be interpreted and applied co-extensively with such laws. This Policy shall not be interpreted as creating any legally enforceable rights, contractual or otherwise, that are greater than those existing under applicable non-discrimination laws. The prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation does not apply to the University's relationships with outside organizations, including the federal government, the military, ROTC, and private employers. Nothing contained in this Policy shall be construed as prohibiting the University from applying bona fide occupational qualifications.