Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Non-Discrimination Notice

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Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administra­tion of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Roy W. Ferguson, Jr.
Bridgewater College, Executive Vice President
402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
540-828-5307, rferguso@bridgewater.edu

As a recipient of federal funds, the College complies with federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination, provides that “no per­son…shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance....” The following are examples of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX:

  1. Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other College program, regardless of the location;
  2. Discriminatory decision-making by a supervisor of an employee based on the employee’s sex;
  3. Failure to provide equitable opportunities for participation in intercollegiate sports.

The College’s Title IX Coordinator is the designated college official with primary responsibility for coordinating the College’s compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is assisted by the Deputy Title IX Coordinators.

Heidi M. Hoover, Title IX Coordinator
402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
540-828-8063, hhoover@bridgewater.edu or TitleIXCoordinator@bridgewater.edu

Allyson Kenyon, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
540-828-5784, akenyon@bridgewater.edu 

Students who have a disability that they would like to disclose for purposes of special needs or accommodations, or who have questions about disability services, should contact:

Dr. Raymond “Chip” Studwell, Director of Academic Support and Disability Services
Disability and Section 504 Coordinator
402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
540-828-5370, cstudwel@bridgewater.edu

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/con­tactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Bridgewater College has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain resources to enhance the Col­lege’s facilities, including the recent addition to and renovation of the College’s primary athletic facility and several of its residence halls. The College is posting the following notice as required by federal law by organizations which benefit from the USDA’s funding program.

NOTICE

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any pro­gram or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  1. fax: (202) 690-7442
  2. email: program.intake@usda.gov

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.