Institutional Equity and Compliance

Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

Discrimination and harassment can directly or indirectly impact an individual's ability to work and study. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination and discriminatory harassment for all students and employees. The University takes all reports of discrimination seriously, and investigates each complaint thoroughly. 

Additionally, the University prohibits retaliation taken against a student or employee that has or is believed to have opposed conduct believed to constitute discrimination that which the University prohibits; filing a complaint about such practices; or testifying or participating in an investigation related to a discrimination complaint. Retaliation includes adverse actions that are reasonably likely to deter an individual from opposing conduct or filing a complaint about such practices.

This policy of discrimination, harassment, and retalialiation applies to all programs, activities, employment practices and operations of the University. This includes the conduct of all students and employees arising out of their employment or educational or academic status, as well as the conduct of all guests, visitors, vendors, contractors, subcontractors and others who do business with Cal Poly Pomona. 

Protected Categories (PDF)

Notice of Non-Discrimination (PDF)

Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Against Students:

No student may be discriminated or harassed against on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, pregnancy, marital or parental status, or any other category protected by law as defined in CSU Executive Order 1097R. The provision includes access admission to, or participation in, or the benefits of, any service, program, course or facility.

Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Against Employees:

No employee may be discriminated or harassed against on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, pregnancy, marital or parental status, genetic information, arrest record, conviction record, military service, veteran status, use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours, declining to attend a meeting or participate in any communication about religious matters or political matters, or any other category protected by law as defined in CSU Executive Order 1096R . This provision includes employment-related actions, such as recruitment, interviewing, testing, screening, selection, placement, classification, evaluation, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, fringe benefits, layoffs, and /or dismissal.