Equal Opportunity at Cameron University


Cameron University is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for students with disabilities. Consistent with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Cameron University ensures that no “qualified individual with a disability” will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination solely on the basis of disability under any program or activity offered by Cameron University.

Cameron University has a policy of internal adjudication in mat­ters relating to alleged discrimination. Any faculty member, staff member, or student, including, without restriction, those on tem­porary or part-time status, who believes that he or she has been discriminated against, harassed or retaliated against should file a complaint under the Grievance Procedure. Any attempt to penalize or retaliate against a person for filing a complaint or participating in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination and/or harassment will be treated as a separate and distinct violation of University policy.

This institution in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, housing, financial aid, and educational services.

A brief summary of applicable laws is provided below.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states, “No person in the United States shall, on grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states, “No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, of be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and implementing regulations states, “The Age Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.”

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states, “No person or otherwise qualified handicapped individual shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) states, “Subject to the provisions of this title, no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity.”