nondiscrimination policy

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment and in its educational programs and activities, including internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, or physical characteristics. The College will conduct its program, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

This policy is governed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and Virginia law.

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing has implemented grievance procedures concerning cases of alleged discrimination, including those of alleged sexual harassment, for faculty, staff and students. It is the policy of the College that harassment on the basis of sex among employees constitutes an impermissible employment practice, which is subject to disciplinary action and shall not be tolerated. Sexual harassment involving students and College personnel or among students is equally impermissible and shall not be tolerated. The College is committed to providing an environment to study free of sexual harassment. Grievances or complaints that are based on one of these areas needs to be reported to the Human Resources Department.

Title IX Notice

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex. In 1971, Congress passed this law to ensure that educational programs and activities will be open to all students.

Inquiries or complaints regarding the application of Title IX and its
implementing regulations may be referred to the College Title IX Coordinator:

Allison Peterson, MS Ed.
Career Counselor & Title IX Coordinator, Office of Student Services

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
8550 Magellan Parkway
Richmond, VA 23227
Phone: 804-627-5381
Fax: 804-627-5380
titleIXcoordinator@bshsi.org