Social Justice Policies

A.  NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

B.  STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

C.  SEXUAL HARRASSMENT


A.  NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The West Virginia University College of Law is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the administration of any of its education programs or activities or with respect to admission and employment.

The College neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to any individual, group, or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status as defined by the applicable laws and regulations.

Implementation of this policy is spelled out in the West Virginia University Student Handbook and in other pertinent University documents.


B.  STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Any student seeking an accommodation must submit proof of disability to the University Office of Accessibility Services (304-293-6700) and obtain from that office a letter setting forth recommended accommodations.  That student shall present that letter to the Assistant Registrar for the College of Law, who shall arrange appropriate accommodation.  If the disability arises from an emergency illness or injury, the student shall notify the Assistant Dean for Student Life as soon as the emergency occurs and shall complete the process under the direction of the Assistant Dean. No student may receive retroactive accommodation for any disability.


C.  SEXUAL HARRASSMENT

The College of Law liaison for sexual harassment for faculty, staff, and students is the Assistant Dean for Student Life (304-293-7320). Discussions are in complete confidence, and most problems can be resolved without the involvement of anyone other than the liaison and the persons directly involved. Services are also available to students, staff, and faculty through the liaison’s access to educational materials.