Ferris State University Non-Discrimination Statement

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 & Disabilities Services at (231) 591-3057 [email protected] in Big Rapids (including statewide students) or the Director of Counseling and Disability Services for Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) at (616) 451-2787 ext. 1136 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

Inquiries and complaints of disability discrimination may be addressed to the Director of Accessibility, Arts and Sciences Commons 1017, 820 Campus Dr., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone/email at (231) 591-3057 [email protected] or to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 120 East Cedar St., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone/email at (231) 591- 2152 [email protected]

Individuals with complaints of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, may address those complaints to the Title IX Coordinator, 805 Campus Dr., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone/email at (231) 591-2088 [email protected] or to a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, including the Director of Equal Opportunity, as above; the Extended and International Operations Director of Student Services, 151 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or by telephone/email at (616) 643-5741 [email protected]; and the KCAD Dean of Student Success, 17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or by telephone/email at (616) 259-1113 [email protected]

Other inquiries or complaints of discrimination may be addressed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, as above. 

Updated August 13, 2020

Reference:

Ferris State University Board Policy Part 7. Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy, Subpart 7-3 Policy on Non-Discrimination.

Non-Discrimination Grievance Procedures