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Nondiscrimination Statement

This policy affirms Point Park University's commitment to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and the pursuit of diversity. Point Park University does not discriminate on the basis of: sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age (40 years and over), ancestry, individuals with disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, caregiver status or familial status, in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities or with respect to employment or admission to the University’s educational programs and activities. 

This policy is in accord with local, state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Pittsburgh Human Relations Act. 

Reporting Discrimination and Harassment 

Any incidents of discrimination based upon the categories above can be filed with the Office of Title IX and Diversity or through the Online Incident Reporting Form (can be filled out anonymously). This report may be completed by a complainant, a third party or anonymously.  Once a report is received it will be routed to the Title IX and Diversity. This office will determine what action, if any is required for the conduct that is alleged.

Any inquiries or complaints related to discrimination and harassment can be made by contacting the Title IX and Diversity:

Lisa Stefanko
Vice President of Human Resources, Equity & Inclusion
lstefanko@pointpark.edu
412-392-4727

Vanessa Love
Assistant Vice President of Equity & Inclusion
Title IX Coordinator
vlove@pointpark.edu
412-392-3980

Vince Rugani
Assistant Director of Title IX, Equity & Inclusion
vrugani@pointpark.edu
412-392-3407

External Reporting

Office for Civil Rights

Philadelphia Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Main Line: (215) 656-8541
Fax: (215) 656-8605
E-Mail: ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov
Complaint Form

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Pittsburgh Area Office

William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1112
PittsburghPA 15222
United States

Contact EEOC

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC)

Pittsburgh Area Office

301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 390, Piatt Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Directions
(412) 565-5395

Complaints must be filed with the PHRC Regional Office serving your county as listed above. Find more information about what illegal discrimination is, how to file a complaint, directions to offices and more about filing a complaint here. A link to complaint forms can be found here