Eliminate Bias: Create a Community of Respect

Ithaca College's Nondiscrimination Statement


The Ithaca College nondiscrimination statement says that “discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, marital status, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military status will not exist in any activity, area, or operation of the College.”


Expressing a controversial or offensive idea or opinion in a public setting (such as in a classroom, panel discussion, public program or event, advertisement, or at the “free speech rock”), where the statement is not directed at an individual or group, is not considered a “bias-related incident.” Only actions that violate the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code (e.g., harassment, vandalism, or assault) are referred for judicial action.