It is the policy of the College that no person shall be denied admission to any education program or activity on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status or any other any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Under Title IX, any educational institution receiving Federal financial assistance must notify the school community of its nondiscrimination policy and the name and contact information for its Title IX coordinator, and adopt and publish grievance procedures providing for the prompt and equitable resolution of sex discrimination complaints. Every member of the College community should also be aware that it is the policy of the College to prohibit all forms of sexual and gender-based discrimination and misconduct, that such behavior violates both law and this Policy, that the College shall respond promptly and effectively to reports of violations of this Policy and shall take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this Policy. The College is an Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity Institution. It is the policy of the College to provide equality of educational and employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law - except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or employment qualifications. The College is committed to recruiting, employing, and promoting individuals based on job-related qualifications and to engaging in good-faith efforts to achieve employment parity when necessary. All policies of the College regarding admissions, employment, and educational programs and activities are established and administered in conformity with applicable federal and state laws specifically including Title IX, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Americans with Disabilities Act, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and regulations thereunder prohibiting practices or policies in admissions, education programs, or employment that are in any way discriminatory on the basis of sex, age and disability, respectively.