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Smith College Equal Employment Opportunities Policy

Smith College is committed to creating an environment open to all individuals without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin/ancestry, religion, sex or gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or veteran status/membership in the uniformed services. The college affirms its commitment by holding all employees responsible for upholding this principle and recognizing their legal obligations under applicable federal and state statutes.

Smith College employees carry out this commitment by:

Commitment to Academic Freedom
As an academic institution, teaching, doing research, and learning are subject to the protections of ‘academic freedom’ as described in the college’s policy on academic freedom. Actions or words used in the context of the academic curriculum and teaching environments that serve legitimate and reasonable educational purposes will not be evaluated as harassment or unlawful discrimination because of the principles underlying academic freedom.

Equal Opportunity Policy Complaint Procedure
The college has created the following guidelines and procedures for the resolution of complaints alleging violation of this Equal Opportunity Policy


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