Nondiscrimination and Accommodation

Statement Of Nondiscrimination

Ferris State University follows a strict policy of non-discrimination, and all external print, electronic and online materials published on behalf of the university require inclusion of one of the following non-discrimination statements.

Full Statement of Nondiscrimination

For multi-page printed material of 12 finished pages or more and web pages providing links to handbooks, manuals, recruiting materials accessed via the Internet

Ferris State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or military status, height, weight, protected disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable State or federal laws or regulations in education, employment, housing, public services, or other University operations, including, but not limited to, admissions, programs, activities, hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or retention. Retaliation against any person making a charge, filing a legitimate complaint, testifying, or participating in any discrimination investigation or proceeding is prohibited.

Students with disabilities requiring assistance or accommodation may contact Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services at (231) 591-3057 in Big Rapids, or the Director of Counseling, Disability and Tutoring Services for Kendall College of Art and Design at (616) 451-2787 ext. 1136 in Grand Rapids. Employees and other members of the University community with disabilities requiring assistance or accommodation may contact the Human Resources Department, 420 Oak St., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or call (231) 591-2150. Inquiries and complaints of disability discrimination may be addressed to the 504 Coordinator/Educational Counselor, 820 Campus Dr., Arts and Sciences Commons 1017, Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone at (231) 591-3057. Other inquiries or complaints of discrimination may be addressed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 120 East Cedar St., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone at (231) 591-2152; or Title IX Coordinator, 805 Campus Dr., Big Rapids, MI 49307, or by telephone at (231) 591-2088.

Condensed Statement

For printed material of eight finished pages or less

Ferris State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or military status, height, weight, protected disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable State or federal laws or regulations in education, employment, housing, public services, or other University operations, including, but not limited to, admissions, programs, activities, hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or retention. Retaliation against any person making a charge, filing a legitimate complaint, testifying, or participating in any discrimination investigation or proceeding is prohibited.

Inquiries and complaints of disability discrimination may be addressed to the 504 Coordinator/Educational Counselor, 820 Campus Dr., Arts and Sciences Commons 1017, Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone at (231) 591-3057. Other inquiries or complaints of discrimination may be addressed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 120 East Cedar St., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone at (231) 591-2152; or Title IX Coordinator, 805 Campus Dr., Big Rapids, MI 49307, or by telephone at (231) 591-2088. See ferris.edu/non-discrimination.

Abbreviated Statement

For small printed material of four finished pages or less and web-based applications

Ferris State University is an equal opportunity institution. For information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit ferris.edu/non-discrimination.

The statement must be published as identified in University Visual Identity and Brand Standards to ensure its legibility.

Event Promotion Accommodation

In addition to the non-discrimination statements exemplified above, if the publication/notice promotes an event/activity, the following accommodation notice also is required:

If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, contact (First Name, Last Name, Title) at (XXX) XXX-XXXX to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.

Questions regarding use of the University’s statement of non-discrimination may be directed to the Office for Equal Opportunity (ext. 2152). Reference: Ferris State University Board Policy Part 7. Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy, Subpart 7-3 Policy on Non-Discrimination