Procedure for Individuals Claiming Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment


SHU does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national/ethnic origin, age, or handicap in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletic programs, or administered programs. Any behavior or action that excludes, harasses, or embarrasses someone based on any of the above characteristics is unacceptable and subject to disciplinary action.

Any person who has a complaint regarding any unlawful discrimination may obtain the procedures to file a complaint from the Title IX Coordinator at 203-365-4837

A complaint by a student for unlawful discrimination in violation of Sacred Heart University policies or state or federal law regarding disability may also be filed with Title IX Coordinator at 203-365-4837

Racism & Acts of Intolerance

Sacred Heart University encourages and supports those in the SHU community who advocates and believes in understanding and tolerance. It is expected that members of the SHU community uphold the following:

  1. Every person in the SHU community should be treated with dignity and assured security and equality.
  2. Individuals may not exercise personal freedoms in ways that invade or violate the rights of others.
  3. The promotion of racial, religious, and ethnic pluralism within higher education is a responsibility of both individuals and the SHU community.
  4. Students, Faculty and staff have a duty to foster tolerance.
  5. Acts of violence and harassment reflecting bias or intolerance of race, religion gender, sexual orientation, physical/mental challenge, and ethnic or cultural origins are unacceptable. Since these acts are inconsistent with the teachings and values of Sacred Heart University, individuals who engage in such behaviors have no place on the SHU campus.