Non-Discrimination Policy


  WCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, marital or veteran status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, sexual or affectional preference, the exercise of statutorily or constitutionally protected rights, or on the basis of the exercise of conduct consistent with the university’s policy on academic freedom in the administration of any of its educational policies, programs, or activities, admission policies and procedures, scholarship and loan programs or other university administered programs. The University ensures the rights of all individuals to equal employment opportunity and excludes from its employment policies any consideration not directly and substantively related to merit and performance. The nondiscrimination policy of the University is consistent with, implements the statutory intent of, and provides procedures for discrimination complaints under:

  • Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104 et seq. (pertaining to handicap/disability);
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 34 CFR 100 et seq. (pertaining to race, color and national origin);
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 29 CFR 1601 et seq. (pertaining to discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin);
  • Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and 34 CFR 106 et seq. (pertaining to sex);
  • The Age Discrimination in Employments Act of 1975; and
  • The Americans with disabilities Act of 1990.

  In compliance with section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the University does not discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment because they are special disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era, or because of their medical condition. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University subscribes to the fundamental importance of a multicultural and diverse workforce and student body and seeks to enhance the pluralism in its programs and in the makeup of its student body, faculty and staff by actively encouraging applications from members of all groups that are underrepresented in higher education.

The university does reserve the right to select students based on academic performance, religious commitment, philosophical compatibility and willingness to cooperate with the university’s administration and abide with its policies, procedures, rules, regulations and standards.