Levels of Bias Pyramid Connecticut College strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive community as articulated in the Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. To achieve this goal, the College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any student, employee, applicant, or community member who by law represents one or more of the “Protected Categories.” The College expects all students, employees and community members to join together in upholding this commitment because full participation within the Connecticut College community serves the larger purpose of creating a more just and equitable society and world.

This policy applies to staff and students of the College. Faculty experiencing or responding to complaints of bias should refer to Policies and Procedures: Information for Faculty, Administrators, and Trustees (IFF). For staff, this policy applies to all College settings, including off-campus settings where they might be engaged in College-related business or educational programs. Similarly, the policy applies to students both on and off-campus, including students abroad, at other institutions, and/or online or via any other electronic medium. As discussed below, further information on the implementation of this policy and the procedures to be followed when College community members are accused of violating this policy can be found in the Student Handbook, the Employee Handbook, and IFF.

Connecticut College prohibits discrimination in the provision of employment opportunities, benefits or privileges; the creation of discriminatory work conditions; or the use of discriminatory work conditions, or the use of discriminatory evaluative standards in employment if the basis of that discriminatory treatment is, in whole or in part, on any protected characteristic (race; color; sex; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity, expression and characteristics; marital status; age; religion; national or ethnic origin; predisposing genetic characteristic; physical or mental disability, whether visible or invisible; veteran status; or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law. 

Connecticut College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the college. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other college administered programs.